The East Brunswick community, including East Brunswick Soccer Club, is in mourning after a tragic loss

The East Brunswick community, including East Brunswick Soccer Club, is in mourning after a tragic loss.

Raveendran Chinnasamy, known to us all as "Coach Ravi," collapsed on the field shortly after his daughter's game Saturday morning and passed away. He was an energetic, positive coach dedicated to our program, and bettering the lives of our children, and was a mentor and role model as well. He touched many lives in his devotion to volunteering, and coaching with purpose and with a smile.

He was a volunteer coach who spent a lot of time on the Dideriksen fields, and someone who impacted the lives of our children. For that, we will always be grateful.

Coach Ravi will be missed by all, but he will remain in our memories forever.  He leaves behind the positive impact on the lives of his family, friends, players and the greater EBSC and East Brunswick communities.  Please join us in sending prayers, positive thoughts and support to the family.

 

Additionally, a GoFundMe campaign for the benefit of his family has been set up at the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/raveendran

The East Brunswick Soccer Club is saddened by the recent passing of a founding member, Charles Homoki
6/20/15

The East Brunswick Soccer Club is saddened by the recent passing of a founding member, Charles Homoki. He was 80.

Charles was one of EBSC’s early visionaries and set in motion what is today one of New Jersey’s most noted and successful clubs. He served as head coach of Charlie's Angels East Brunswick Girls Traveling Team. He was also Vice President of the Mid New Jersey Youth Soccer Association.

He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Wilma Homoki; his children, Imre Geza Homoki (Michelle Irene), Charles Marcel Homoki (Cheri Ann), Christina Marie Bessette (Mark Thomas), and Veronica Ann Fulton; his brother, James Homoki; his sister, Maria Boyle; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions can be made in Charles' memory to Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.

Club mourns passing of David Stein, former coach and board member
8/11/11

The East Brunswick Soccer Club is saddened by the passing of David Stein, a former long-time coach in the club who also served as a board member and director of the club’s Labor Day Tournament. He was 61.

David was a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable coach, and he coached his son Jordan’s team from Superstars through U17 travel. The EBSC Animals regularly competed among the best teams in the area and across the state, and a number of players went on to play high school and collegiate soccer. A fixture at the club’s monthly meetings for many years, David also was one of the first area coaches to use professional soccer trainers, and he helped the club establish an early relationship with the New York/New Jersey Metrostars (today the Red Bulls) of Major League Soccer.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Team Determination - Never Give Up: Website: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/nevergiveupnyc2011
EBSC mourns passing of John Ortizz, former coach, board member, and lifetime club member
12/13/10
John Ortizz, who coached in the East Brunswick Soccer Club for many years and served as a board member before being honored with Lifetime Membership, passed away suddenly on Monday evening. He was 57.
 
In recent years, John supported the club whenever possible, volunteering to participate in travel tryout ratings because he loved the game of soccer and welcomed the opportunity to support the kids in East Brunswick and the soccer club.
 
A highly regarded coach, John coached rec soccer and then guided a very skillful and successful travel team. He was also active in area efforts to expose underprivileged children to soccer, and he helped organize and conduct soccer clinics in the area.
 
A very talented player, John was one of the founding members of the East Brunswick Over-40 Men’s Team, and he was on the field just two weeks ago when the team ended its fall season with a 2-1 victory over Cranbury. He was the team’s player-coach and was one of the organizers of the Central Jersey Friendship League.
 
"This is very sad news in the East Brunswick soccer community," said EBSC President Ron Brandsdorfer. "John was a great friend of the club and, to me, a friend and teammate on the over-40 men’s team. He was so passionate about soccer; I can’t think of anyone who loved the game more."
 
John was born in Lima, Peru, and he moved to East Brunswick 28 years ago. He was a Technical Rep for Kodak, in New York, where he worked for 40 years.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Margaret Brown Ortizz, his son Franco Ortizz of Manhattan, NY, his daughter Gina Ortizz of Plainsboro; his sister Patricia Vega of Lima, Peru; his brother-in-law Joe Martino of Colonia and 3 nephews: J.D. and Scott Martino and Joseph Reys.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at The Brunswick Memorial Home, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, where a funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be made to the East Brunswick Soccer Club, P.O. Box 803, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 or the East Brunswick VFW Post # 133, 485 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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