Friday, December 14, 2012


Michael J. Von George

August 20, 1954 - December 08, 2012

Michael Von George

Michael J. Von George, 58, "Von", President Brockton Pony/Colt League, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on August 20, 1954 in Peekskill, New York to Barbara (Gordineer) Von George and the late Heinrick Von George. Raised in Peekskill, NY and was a lifelong fan of the Yankees and Jets.
He moved with his family to Massachusetts in 1969 to Canton and settled in Brockton in 1970 . He graduated from Brockton High
School in 1972.
He was employed for 30 years at Mullare News.
Von devoted his time, energy, and resources to the youth of his adopted hometown, Brockton as he was a proud resident of the City of Champions.
1976 began his time in local sports as he volunteered as a baseball coach and manager, before becoming the president, of the Brockton Pony/Colt League in 1987. He served as the president for 25 years. The league prospered and gained national acclaim under his tenure. He organized countless Hungry Man benefits which provided lower registration fees to ensure any player who wished could afford to play the game.
He was an ardent supporter of the Brockton High School athletics. For years he walked the BHS sidelines as a team photographer, transported coaches to opposing games for scouting, and videotaped games for the BHS football program. In addition, he would often be seen at the BHS baseball and hockey games. For his work he was inducted as a Citizen into the Brockton Athletics Class of 2000
Sports Hall of Fame. His passionate enthusiasm for BHS athletics has left a lasting impression on all he met.
He had a love of photography. He generously donated his time and talent to capture the moments of the youth which would be treasured by their families for a lifetime.
He is survived by his beloved mother, Barbara (Gordineer) Von George of Brockton; his siblings, Cynthia Von George of Brockton, Heinrick & Joelle Von George of Sandwich, Gary & Tamara Von George of Laconia, NH, Timothy Von George of Brockton, and Barbara Von George of Abington. He was the cherished uncle of John Von George of Brockton, Thomas & Joseph Von George of Sandwich; Michael, Alyson, Gabriella
& Rebecca Von George of Laconia, NH; Thomas, Victoria, and Elizabeth Von George of Brockton, and
Kristen White of Abington. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his brother, Thomas. He also
leaves behind many friends and relatives.

Funeral Information

A Memorial Gathering will be held in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt123) Brockton on Saturday, December 15th from 11:00AM-1:00PM followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00PM.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, Von’s family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Brockton/Pony Colt League,c/o Lou Fortin, 1514 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301.