LeRoy Hutt Death – LeRoy Red Hutt Obituary – Red Hutt, a fixture in his beloved Beverly as the high school’s long time equipment manager, then serving three stints as its athletic director, passed away over the weekend at age 87. He’s fondly remembered here by folks who knew and loved him.
Red Hutt, a fixture in his beloved Beverly as the high school's long time equipment manager, then serving three stints as its athletic director, passed away over the weekend at age 87. He's fondly remembered here by folks who knew and loved him. https://t.co/ky8yncucrP
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We mourn with the family of LeRoy Hutt for this great loss. Please received our heartfelt condolences.
For every start of a journey, there must be an end. His journey has sadly come to an end on earth.
Tributes to LeRoy Hutt
Friends, Family and loved ones are extremely sad and currently grieving as the news of his decease was made known.
LeRoy Hutt, known to one and all as ‘Red’, never passed up an opportunity to tell Annie (Rieman) Flaherty that it was he who introduced her to her husband, Tim Flaherty, shortly after she arrived in Beverly from Buffalo 30 years ago.
“He always took credit for that,” Flaherty, who has worked at Beverly High for the last 30 years, said with a chuckle. “Tim and Chris (Frates) were the freshman football coaches when I first started at Beverly High, and Red was the school’s equipment manager. He liked to say he found a way to get ‘two good kids together’.”
“Mr. Hutt was one of the greatest men I’ve ever known,” said Justin Shairs, a three-sport star in football, hockey and lacrosse in the late 1990s at Beverly High who went on to become head coach of the boys hockey team. “He was truly selfless and a huge supporter of athletics in the city of Beverly.
‘A Beverly institution’: Hutt remembered fondly as a giant for Beverly High athletics
Red Hutt served the Beverly High athletic department for more than 30 years as an equipment manager, athletic director and jack-of-all-trades. Staff file photo/Mark Lorenz
“He took me under his wing as a freshman at BHS and was a tremendous help to me ever since. I’m a better person because of the many lessons he passed on to me over the years. I’ll really miss seeing him around the city.”
“Everyone enjoyed being around Red, and he just loved the kids. He enjoyed being there at the high school and contributing however he could,” said Hamor, “Even when he going through some (health) battles, we’d get together a few times a week for coffee: Red, Dave Contarino, Frank Forti, Dick Young, Gary Cowles. That was like medicine for him.”
“I’ll never forget it, because he always called me — and many others — Kid. ‘Kid, you’ve put in the time; now it’s your turn to get more banners. You have two from when you played, so I know you can do it. Now go get to it.” It meant a lot to me for him to be the one to hire me,” said Sudak.
“He was such gentle giant and had nothing but the utmost respect for his coaches and his opponents — and even more so for those who do the little things that people don’t always realize. He had a special relationship with Annie Flaherty (athletic trainer) and Linda Zambouras (his administrative assistant). He would move mountains for either of them and he loved them as if they were his family. They were his family.”
“I shared this story on Twitter the other day, and every word of it is true,” said Coffey, who served as AD from 2008-16 and now holds the same title at Falmouth (Maine) High School.
“My first day on the job, Red pulled up in his Ford Ranger and said to me, ‘Hey Kid, get in.’ I thought he was going to give me the business, but it was the total opposite. He showed me all the fields in the city, which teams played where, and all the little quirks I should know about each place. Then he took me to Dunks for coffee with him and (Beverly superfans) Auv Wilson, Frank Forti, Dick Young and Coach Hamor. This is all before I even got into the office that first day.
“I wasn’t expecting someone who was as old school as Red to involve me in the Beverly tradition right away like that, but that’s who he was. I still think of that often.”
“Even after he was retired, he’d always be asking what he could to do help out,” recalled Coffey. “He was our ticket manager for football and boys and girls basketball for years, a thankless and tedious job, but he did it because he knew it needed to be done. If he knew a big event was coming up, he’d be the first one asking how he could help and what we needed.”
Flaherty, who said Hutt was the first visitor at the hospital after the birth of each of her four children, said the two of them would go over all of that day’s sports every morning.
“Then he’d tell me what he and Marge (his wife) had for dinner the night before, or all about his granddaughters,” Flaherty said, once again chuckling. “That was Red; he shared his family with you because you were like a family to him.
“This is so cliche, but he really was like a dad to me.”
“Red would be on the sideline, getting kids ready to go in the game,” recalled Hamor. “He’d be tugging on my arm and would have a halfback ready to take a play in, or a lineman, whatever we needed. He just loved being there and contributing any way that he could.”
“He embraced (girls sports),” said Sudak. “He was always supportive and encouraging … Mr. Hutt treated everyone with respect and never stopped working. He even came back to work when there was a bit of a hiatus for an AD (in the mid-2000s). He would never want the students and coaches to not have support they needed.
“Frank (Forti) and Mr. Hutt were two peas in a pod. I loved nothing more than seeing the two of them with their chairs at the backstop of my games, and how much they would enjoy watching the girls,” added Sudak. “(No matter) what event they were at, they simply loved high school sports. Even when we wouldn’t be successful, they always would be there cheering us on.
“He was a class act — and anyone who wears a scalley cap like he did exudes class.”
LeRoy Hutt Cause of Death
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