Softball Newfoundland & Labrador is saddened to learn that Joe Antle passed away on Friday, March 2nd, 2012.

To Joe’s family and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Softball Newfoundland & Labrador

On The Field

Joe Antle’s playing career in the Senior Softball League span 13-years from 1957 to 1969. He was a member of the 1965 Comets team that captured the Senior League Title and was a member of the 1967 St. John’s Capitals team that captured the Provincial Senior Men’s Championship. The 1967 St. John’s Capitals were the first St. John’s team to accomplish this feat.

Off the Field

Joe served on the St. John’s Senior Softball Executive for 7-years: 1962 as Treasurer, 1964-66 as an Executive Member and 1967-69 as Vice President.


Joe served on the Metro Softball Umpires Association Executive for one year in 1975 as 2nd Vice President and was an active member of the Metro Softball Umpires Assoication for 6-years from 1973 to 1978.

Hall-of-Fames; All-Decade Team

Joe was elected to the Softball NL Hall-of-Fame in 1973, to the St. John’s Softball Hall-of-Fame in 1986 and was named to the Senior League All Decade Team Catcher (1957 to 1966) at the 50th Anniversary Celebrations in 2006. He finished his 13-year career with a .292 Batting Average, 217 Hits, 9 Home Runs & 103 RBI.

ANTLE, Joseph A. – Passed peacefully away at his residence on Friday, March 2nd, 2012, aged 74 years. Joe was a well known and respected businessman, operating Antle’s Irving for the last 23 years of his career. Joe was also a fixture of the St. John’s sports community having spent many years in the local softball league, excelling as a player and as an umpire. He was inducted into both the Newfoundland and Labrador Softball Hall of Fame and the St. John’s Softball Hall of Fame. An active and devoted contributor to the community, he donated many years to the Benevolent Irish Society for which he was recognized with an Honourary Lifetime Membership. He was also an Honourary Lifetime Member of the Knights of Columbus.

Joe was a very loving and caring man who was extremely devoted to his family. Left with loving memories is his best friend and wife of 53 years Margaret, his children Joseph (Laura Leah), Sharon, Carolyn (Donald), Paul (Renee), Darrell and Glenn (Michelle), his fourteen grandchildren; Jamie (Daisie), Shannon, Maggie, Samantha, Rebecca, Jonathan, Vanessa, Joseph, Lyndsey, Heather, Julia, Georgia, Mark and Soleil, his ten great grandchildren Molly, Kayla, Megan, Miley, Adam, Mya, Annabelle, Brianna, Cassandra and Michael, his sister Stella Kelloway, his son-in-law Robert Picco, and also a very large circle of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Resting at Caul’s Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Monday and Tuesday from 1 pm – 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 from Mary Queen of Peace Church at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the Home from The Sea Campaign, Sealers Memorial in Elliston.