Reds’ Stowe dead at 80

Published 3:02 am Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernie Stowe, who started working as one of the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse attendants in 1947, died on Tuesday. He was 80 years old.

The Reds announced Stowe’s death. He had been slowed by several ailments in recent years.

Stowe was the team’s clubhouse manager until his retirement after the 2013 season.

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Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini said, “There is no one in the Reds’ family more loved, admired and respected than Bernie Stowe. For almost 70 years he deeply touched the lives of our players, our coaching staffs and our front office. Bernie and his family have dedicated their entire lives to this organization and to our city, and for that we are forever grateful.”

Bernie is survived by wife Priscilla and children Mark, Kimberly, Jeff and Rick. Mark has been with the team since 1975 and currently works as the visiting clubhouse manager, while Rick became an assistant to his father in 1981 and is in his 20th season as the home clubhouse manager.