Angel Stadium will host memorial service for Altobelli family killed in helicopter crash
The home of the Los Angeles Angels will host a public memorial service for three of the nine who died in a helicopter crash last week in Calabasas, California.
John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli will be honored in a service at Angel Stadium on Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. local time, Orange Coast College announced. John, 56, was the head baseball coach at the school for 27 years and last year was named the national coach of the year by American Baseball Coaches Association. He also coached players in the Cape Cod league, including Aaron Judge and Jeff McNeil.
“There will be plenty of room so if you’d like to be a part of this, we’d love to have you!” the school announced on its athletics Twitter page.
John, his wife Keri, 46, and their daughter, 14-year-old Alyssa, were en route to a basketball game at the Mamba Academy with Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, when the helicopter crashed. Also on board were Sarah and Payton Chester, assistant coach Christina Mauser and pilot Ara Zobayan. Newly released 911 calls highlight how bad the weather and fog was that day.
The Orange Coast College baseball team opened its season as scheduled two days later and celebrated the family.
The couple has a teenage daughter, Alexis, and their son, J.J., is a scout with the Boston Red Sox.
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