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1946 - June 3, 2010
San Jose, California
The Associated Press
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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"I had the opportunity to meet Charlie through my wife. My wife was one of Charlie's nurses when she was doing home care. I no sooner sat down and said "hello" and he offered me ..."
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