The Fraternity extends its sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of Brother David Montgomery (Penn ’68). Brother Montgomery (Penn ’68) passed away Wednesday at the age of 72 after a five-year fight with cancer.
Montgomery committed his professional career to the Phillies and served as president and CEO of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1997 until his passing, working his way up from being a ticket office employee in 1971 shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia-native led the Phillies to one of their most successful stretches starting in 2004 when Montgomery helped usher in the team’s new stadium. In 2008, Montgomery built a World Series team, bringing the pennant to Philadelphia for the first time in nearly 30 years. Montgomery took a leave of absence in 2014 after announcing he was diagnosed with cancer. He returned to his post in 2015, continuing his work up until his passing.
For more information on Brother Montgomery, visit the Philadelphia Phillies website HERE.