Jewett City Little League: In Memory of...

Friday, January 21
Little Leaguer Christina Taylor Green
    Following the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that claimed the life of Little Leaguer Christina Taylor Green, Little League International has received several inquiries from local leagues and districts regarding ways to pay their respects.


   Canyon Del Oro Little League, Christina's home league, has created a memorial patch to honor her passing and has made it available for purchase.Christina Green Uniform Patch


All chartered Little Leagues have the option of purchasing this commemorative patch and permission from Little League International to place the patch on regular season Little League uniforms.


To order, log on to Accepted forms of payment are PayPal and personal check. Leagues wishing to pay by personal check must purchase a minimum of 50 patches per order.


Please direct any questions regarding patch purchases to Caroline Auza, at:; or call 520-241-7174.


One dollar from each patch sold will benefit the Christina Taylor Green Memorial Fund that has been established up by her father, John.



Little League International
P.O. Box
539 US Route 15 Hwy
Williamsport, PA  17701-0485

Phone: 570-326-1921

Fax: 570-326-1074

In Memory of...
Stanley Drobiak

January 16, 1929 - December 8, 2010

Stanley Andrew Drobiak, 81, of 17 Burleson Lane in Jewett City, entered eternal life on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. Stanley was born in Jewett City on January 16, 1929, the son of the late Anna (Razmus) and Kasper Drobiak. Stanley attended Riverside Elementary and Griswold High School, graduating in 1947. An avid athlete at Griswold High School, Stanley excelled in Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Upon graduation, Stanley signed a professional baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he played throughout the Northeast. His love for athletics continued throughout his life, as he coached many teams in all sports through the years. His greatest love was watching his children and grandchildren continue the athletic legacy. He was consistently visible at Griswold athletic contests, always remaining a true Wolverine. From an early age, Stanley had music in his heart. He was an accomplished trumpet player and vocalist, leading numerous bands throughout New England. He was extremely proud that his passion for music and athletics continued through his children and grandchildren. Stanley was a businessman, owning and operating Drob's Package Store for many years. He also was part owner of a construction company, building many residential properties throughout Griswold. He was a local politician, serving as the Borough Warden and also volunteering on many boards and committees, including the Board of Burgesses, the Board of Education, the Board of Directors of the Jewett City Little League, among others. Stanley is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia (Thornton) Drobiak, their children, David, Susan Rourke and her husband Michael, Laurie Sorder and her husband Raymond, and Andrew "Archie" and his wife Robin, all of Griswold. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Griswold Booster Club, c/o Griswold High School, 267 Slater Avenue, Jewett City, CT 06351.

For online memorial/guestbook, visit


Dillon Clifford

December 10, 1993 - December 7, 2010

"Happy Birthday Dillon, you will be missed"...

Dillon, 16, of Fairview Avenue, Griswold passed away unexpectedly. Beloved only son of Robert and Suzanne I. (Daigle) Clifford of Griswold. Dillon was a junior at Griswold High School where he participated in baseball, football, basketball, and wrestling. He enjoyed motocross and riding his dirt bike. He leaves many memories with his wonderful friends and classmates who will miss him. Besides his parents he is survived by his grandparents Joseph R. Daigle and Violet Williams of Florida, Robert Lambert of Florida, and several aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss him dearly. He also leaves behind his four legged companions Bear, Lilly, Dora and Marley who will no doubt look for him daily. He was predeceased by grandparents Bernadette D. Daigle, Patrica Lambert and Thomas Clifford.

Junior Zach Wood, who grew up playing youth baseball with Dillon Clifford, recalled him as loud and free-spirited.

"He wasn't afraid to say anything," added another friend, Greg Welch, also a junior.

"It still hasn't really settled in yet. It's just like they're absent or something…" Welch said.     

"There are a lot of memories. It's too long to sum it all up."

Bev Cholewa, who lives next door to the Cliffords, said Clifford was the couple's only child.


Jenna Lynn Smith

November 17, 2000 - October 30, 2010

Jenna, 9, of Blissville Rd., Lisbon died Saturday at her home surrounded by her family. She was born November 17, 2000 in Norwich, daughter of Mark and Sandy Smith. Jenna was a student at the Lisbon Central School. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters Kayla and Sarah Smith, her grandparents Joseph and Charlene Millovitsch of Lisbon, Newton and Claire Shaffer of Jewett City, Ernest and Adriann Smith of Jewett City, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Donation may be made to the Jenna Lynn Smith Fund C/O Eastern Federal Bank.


Tyler James Marsh

August 06, 1991 - August 11, 2010

Tyler died unexpectedly on August 11, 2010, beloved son of Laura Marsh (Jewett City) and Frederick Marsh (Tuscola, Illinois). He was born on August 06, 1991 in Norwich. Tyler recently graduated from Griswold High School in June of 2010. He was characterized by friends and family as having a big heart, being kind towards others, and a loving person. A practical joker, Tyler was popular with peers and always surrounded by multiple friends. He was a remarkable person who always left an impression on those with whom he interacted. He was an avid sports fan and loved basketball and baseball. He enjoyed spending time with friends playing computer games as well as riding motorcycles and four-wheelers. In addition to his parents, Laura and Frederick Marsh, Tyler is survived by his brother, Christopher Marsh; a maternal aunt, Pamela Marion of Jewett City; maternal grandparents, Glenda Marion of Jewett City and Robert Marion of New Tazewell, TN; numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Also survived by Nicholas and Jillian LaLiberty. Tyler was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Ruth and Ralph Marsh of Jewett City; paternal aunts, Susan Robillard of Jewett City and Ruth Dupointe of Jewett City.

For online memorial/ guestbook, visit lefflerfuneral

Our (JCLL) deepest gratitude for all of the generous donations made in Tyler's honor...

Please check back in early 2011 for additional information with regards to memorials to Tyler...