Harry Edward Holsworth, Jr. (1935 – 2018)

April 27, 1935 ~ March 1, 2018 (age 82)

Harry Edward Holsworth, Jr. passed away on March 1, 2018 surrounded by the love of his family and the knowledge that the SF Giants were starting off strong in spring training. Harry meant so much to so many. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and teammate.

Harry was born in San Francisco on April 27, 1935, grew up in North Beach and attended Galileo High School, where he was inducted as a member of the Galileo Sports Hall of Fame. He was an army veteran who served 18 months in Korea.

He was a lifelong Giants fan who used his passion for sports to share life lessons and build the character of his children, grandchildren and the many young people he touched throughout the years while coaching his kids’ sports teams.

Harry was proud to serve for 17 seasons as a Ball Dude for the San Francisco Giants where his baseball skills were highlighted over the years both in the top plays of the week as well as a few blooper videos. No matter what, Harry always made his family proud of the way he conducted himself on and off the baseball field.

Harry joins his wife Denise in heaven and is survived by his children Brad Holsworth (Rhonda), Traci Van Attenhoven (Gil), Kelli Dever (David), Blake Holsworth and Dani Mancinelli (Dino). He passed along his love of orange Hostess cupcakes to the eleven grandchildren he adored including Brian, Kyle and Alyssa Holsworth; Danny and Casey Van Attenhoven; Bo and Morgan Dever; and Natalie, Olivia, Luciana and Dominic Mancinelli (aka the Wrecking Crew). He is also survived by his brother Don Holsworth (Linda); and his nephew Donny (Natalie) and niece Lindsey Spurr (Dean), as well as his beloved cousin Fred Pardini (Bonnie).

The family is planning a celebration of life in the spring. If Harry touched your life and you are inclined to make a donation in Harry’s memory, his favorite charities included: The San Francisco Giants Community Fund (,  St. Anthony’s Dining Room ( and Parkinson’s Association of Northern California ( Express condolences at

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