Ignazio "Mike" Quatrochi, 99, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, just one month shy of his 100th birthday. Mike was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 27, 1916, to Saletta Marie (Villacci) and Peter Quatrocky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Evinger; brothers, Joseph and Nicholas; and infant granddaughter, Kristine Quatrochi. Mike is survived by his wife of 75 years, Ida Marie (Snyder) Quatrochi; children, Pete (Dian) of Boulder, Colo., Rose Mary (Ronald) Mathis of Valdosta, Ga., Saletta (Pat) Shuman, and Nick (Mary) of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brother, Fred (Bobbie) Quatrocky of Independence, Mo.; brother-in-law, Earl Evinger of Knoxville, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
Owner of Quatrochi Produce, founded in 1947, he provided wholesale produce to schools, restaurants and stores in Kansas City, Kan., before retiring in 2000. He was a devoted family man and loved Ida's wonderful cooking.
His summers were filled with coaching many winning baseball seasons with Bill Woods Ford American Legion and Feld Chevrolet Ban Johnson teams for 20 plus years. He was one of the original founders of what later became the NKCA Baseball League. Winters were occupied with quail hunting with his hunting buddies and his beloved dogs.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, at Resurrection Mausoleum, 5001 NE Cookingham Dr., Kansas City, MO 64156.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the NKCA Baseball League, PO Box 34727, North Kansas City, MO 64116.
With our spring season wrapping up, Fall Ball is just around the corner. In the 2016 Fall Member Communication link (PDF file below), you will find all the necessary information one may need when considering playing / coaching this fall. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have, we are happy to help.
Team and player registration will open on 7/1 for all programs
10 games season (8 games TBall)
Post season tournament for 6U CP through 19U
Season opener 8/21 and will play through mid-October
All games will be played at AJ Wilson and Waterwell
The NKCA Baseball League is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation serving the youth of our community since 1945.
The NKCA Baseball League is now in its 70th year, established in 1945, serving the northland. Today, the league is over 200 teams strong with young athletes from all over the Greater Kansas City Area.
Our programs cover all levels of play, for age groups 6U to 19U, Spring and Fall. Players at 6U have the opportunity to play in TBall, Coach Pitch, or Machine Pitch. At 7U and 8U they move to Machine Pitch. At 9U, we begin kid pitch and continue to develop their talents through high school age.
We provide a great venue for players, playing on age specific fields. For teams, they can count on our league for the best field conditions north of the river, many of the administration functions such as registration and a robust web notification system. Our umpires go through a comprehensive umpire training program that includes classroom and field experience.
Our focus continues to be on the development of local athletes, increasing skills that include sportsmanship and team work.
We look forward to serving the northland youth and their families