By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer

The Boston community is saddened by the loss of former player and announcer Jerry “REM DOWG” Remy. The 68-year-old died of cancer recently. 

 Whenever I visited Fenway Park he always shook my hand and asked “How are things in California.” He made me feel at home.  We would talk Dodgers, Red Sox and things, going on in California. We send  his wife Phoebe and the family very sincere Condolences . 

“We are saddened by the loss of a beloved player, broadcaster and 13-year cancer warrior,” said principal owner John Henry in a statement released by the Red Sox. 

“Jerry’s love and connection to baseball didn’t allow anything to stand between the game and him, including for many years cancer. He devoted his entire career to baseball and whether from his seat in the clubhouse or his perch above the field in the broadcast booth, he took generations of rising Red Sox stars and a multitude of fans along for the ride with him.”  

The Fall River, Massachusetts native was a second baseman for the Red Sox from 1978 to 1984 He also spent time with the California Angles from 1975 tom 1978 and is a member of the team’s Hall of Fame.