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Jo Lasorda, widow of Tommy Lasorda, dies at 91

The widow of Dodgers’ Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, Jo Lasorda, passed away Monday evening (September 20) at 8:59pm at her Fullerton home. She was 91.

Lasorda was born on March 14, 1930, in Greenville, South Carolina. Joan Miller (Jo) met Tommy Lasorda at a Greenville Spinners minor league baseball game. The two were married on April 14, 1950 and were married for 70 years. Tommy passed away on January 7 of this year. She was surrounded by her loved ones at her home.

Lasorda leaves daughter Laura, and granddaughter Emily Tess. She is survived by one sister, Gladys Reeves of Greenville, S.C.

Funeral services are pending.

On Wednesday, September 22, Fullerton will celebrate Tommy Lasorda Day with all-day festivities to honor the baseball great who managed the Los Angeles Dodgers for 20 years.