Death of Charlie Wedemeyer

1946 - June 3, 2010
San Jose, California

Inspirational coach dies at 64
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SAN FRANCISCO — Charlie Wedemeyer, a Northern California high school football coach who inspired athletes and others with his long-term battle against Lou Gehrig's disease, died Thursday. He was 64.

His wife, Lucy, said he passed away at a San Jose hospital after developing pneumonia following surgery. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Wedemeyer grew up in Hawaii, where he earned nine varsity letters in high school, a football...

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