Ocheskey family makes donation to New Haven Park Board

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Pictured left to right: Stephanie, Julie, & Kimberly Scheer, Kyle Quick, Claire & Mathew Laune

New Haven, Mo.
– When David Ocheskey lost his battle with cancer on April 23, 2011, people were given the choice of making a donation to The Ty Quick Athletic Memorial Scholarship fund and/or the athletic Department at New Haven High School in his memory.

The money donated to the athletic department was used to install new tiles in the high school cafeteria. After the project in the cafeteria was complete, there were additional funds that were not used.

David’s wife Mary Ocheskey, along with their family, decided to donate seven trees to be planted around the perimeter of Lions Field.  These seven trees signify their seven grandchildren: Kimberly, Julie, Stephanie, Claire, Mathew, Kyle, and the late Ty Quick.

Dave and Mary have always been proud grandparents with an indescribable amount of love for each of their grandchildren. For decades they have sat at hundreds of little league softball and baseball games, watching the grandchildren play on Lions Field as they progressed from using pitching machines to eventually playing in high school.

Pictured is one the concerte blocks that will be placed under each tree.

The New Haven Park Board generously donated small concrete plaques that will lie next to each tree and will feature the signature of each grandchild.

Today, some things have changed, but others have remained the same. The community will continue to see Mary watching her grandkids; however she will be without Dave along her side physically.  Instead, he will continue to watch his grandchildren from above.

The New Haven Park Board would like to thank the Ocheskey family for their generous donation.