Here is a response from Sandy Alderson courtesy of Adam Rubin. Click on link to read what Jeff Wilpon said.
Sandy Alderson: “Saturday night, my father, John Alderson, a retired Air Force pilot and a healthy and vibrant 87 years of age, was struck by a car and died in St. Petersburg, Fla. Our entire family is devastated by his loss. He was a beloved father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all of us. He and I shared many baseball experiences over the years and he was excited about spring training and Opening Day at Citi Field. I am terribly saddened that we will not be able to share those new experiences together.”
According to the David DeCamp of the St Petersburg Times just before midnight John L Anderson who was 87 yrs old was crossing Fourth Street near 36th Avenue N when he was hit by a vehicle.
The driver Jeffrey W. Lachance, 21, of St. Petersburg didn’t see Alderson and his Jeep struck him according to early reports by the St Petersburg Police who are still investigating. Alderson was taken to the Bayfront Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The article goes on to report his son David Alderson to say “the family has not learned why their father was out, but said he may have gone out with friends, perhaps to watch football games. He didn’t have his car with him.”
David Alderson described his father as “extremely healthy” and “87 going on 40,” and “”He played softball three times a week with the Kids N’ Kubs” a softball club for senior citizens.
Original Post: 7:14pm
Adam Rubin just reported that Sandy Alderson’s dad John Alderson was pronounced dead 45 minuted after being struck by a vehicle.
We will report more as we get info. Our condolences to Sandy Alderson and his family. We are so sorry to hear about their loss.