If you played softball at any level, anywhere in Kent County, chances are you crossed paths with Horace Ellingsworth.
The Dover man umpired softball games from Little League to men's adult leagues to the collegiate level.
On Saturday, Ellingsworth lost his battle with cancer at the age of 75. Ironically, he was in a Las Vegas hospice when he passed away.
Apparently going to Vegas was on Ellingsworth's bucket list.
A Caesar Rodney High grad, Ellingsworth had been an umpire for 51 years. He'd been inducted into the Delaware ASA Softball Hall of Fame.
I'll have more about Ellingsworth in my column in Sunday's paper.
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