A MINUTE'S applause was held before Feltham FC's final game of the season last Wednesday in tribute to Willi Seuke, writes Tim Street.
The former German prisoner-of-war, who settled in the area after the Second World War, had passed away the previous day.
He died of a heart attack but had been ill for some time.
As well as playing for Feltham in the club's early days as Tudor Park FC, Seuke went on to become a club committee member, chairman and president.
Having joined in 1954, he was given a special Middlesex County FA long-service award in 2004 after 50 years with the club.
Feltham chairman Brian Barry said: "Willi was known by everybody at the club as 'Mr Feltham', and he will be sorely missed."
Sueke's funeral will take place at 12.45pm at Hanworth Crematorium on Wednesday, where many ex-managers will be in attendance.
His death comes just a few weeks after former Feltham figurehead, former secretary and general manager John Pauling, also passed away. Feltham's players paid their best possible tribute with a 1-0 derby win over CB Hounslow United, which saw them end the season on a high with two victories.
Blues stalwart Danny Lovett netted the winner two minutes from time, and Barry admitted: "We mugged them - but it's not our fault if their lads can't put the ball into the back of the net."
CB then went down by the same scoreline at home to promotion-chasing Hartley Wintney on Saturday.