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Softball mourns tragic loss
July 18, 2004, 10:15 a.m. (ET)Softball mourns tragic loss
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sue Candrea, 48, wife of University of Arizona and USA Softball Olympic team head coach Mike Candrea, passed away suddenly early Sunday morning due to extreme complications caused by a brain aneurysm. Sue was traveling with Coach Candrea and the USA Softball Women’s National Team in Stevens Point, WI, when she became ill.
The softball community across the nation wept on Sunday as the news of Sue’s passing spread. Mother of Mikel, 24, and Michelle, 21, Sue was a devoted wife, companion, caring mother, and treasured friend to all she met.
“Sue was truly a cherished individual whose love and support of her family and softball touched all she met,” USA Softball Director of National Teams Ronnie Isham said. “Her loss is a tragic one and comes as a shock to all. We ask that during this difficult time to reach out and focus your thoughts and prayers on Mike, Mikel, Michelle and the entire Candrea Family.”