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George Icke Jr., player, director of Kids & Kubs

George C. Icke Jr., a member of the Kids & Kubs of the Three-Quarter Century Softball Club, died Tuesday (June 15, 1992) after collapsing during a game. He was 81.

An outfielder for the Kids & Kubs, the softball club's teams for men older than 74, Mr. Icke was stricken during a game at North Shore Park, club president Paul Good said Wednesday.

He was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital, where he died, the Medical Examiner's Office said.

Mr. Icke, a retired sales representative for Citgo Petroleum Co., was with the club for about four years and became a Kids & Kubs director this year, Good said.

Although an above average ballplayer, his "worth to the club can't be put into words," Good said. "As an individual, with the work that he did for the club, he was really a home run hitter."

He took over producing the club's annual brochure, Good said, "and did a super job with it. He was a very talented person."

George Conrad Icke Jr. was born in New Jersey and came here in 1971 from Union City, N.J. He was a Protestant.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Katherine Icke, Amite, La.; and two grandsons, Kevin and Joshua.

Friends may call today from 1 to 2 p.m. at Curlew Hills Funeral Home, 1717 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. A service at 2 p.m. will be officiated by the Rev. Joel Conner of St. Mark Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Curlew Hills Memory Garden.

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