Remembering Allen Eades(Shorty) – By Mike Melendez

My friends, as most of you know, last Wednesday, November 7th, we lost a great guy in the Paddleball community, a pretty good paddleball player, a craftsman, a mentor, a veteran, a photographer, but more importantly, a friend.

Allen Eades, Affectionately known as Shorty, was a staple at most paddleball events, always taking photos of anyone within reach of his camera lens. He may be gone but the memories he created will live on for years to come. His passing has left a void in the paddleball community. Shorty was one of the nicest and most loving people I have known. Most likely, we have all been touched by Shorty. For me, I will always remember him as the incredible caring and loving individual, full of kindness and compassion and loved by the Paddleball community.

We were all very lucky to have had him in our lives and even though he is no longer physically with us, we will be looking for that gentle face in the crowd with a camera around his neck at future Paddleball events.

We love and miss you Shorty, past, present and future.

Rest in peace our friend Shorty, gone too soon but NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN!

I just want to end with a quote from Lane Scott,

To live in the hearts of others is never to die“.

Shorty, will always live in our hearts!

Thank you.