Tributes poured in on Tuesday for Joseph Depasquale Schranz, after the former Malta Basketball Association (MBA) vice-president passed away Monday night.
The unfortunate news was confirmed by his family on Tuesday with former colleagues offering their condolences.
Depasquale Schranz had been part of the association’s administration since 1970 when he was appointed treasurer, two years after Malta made its international debut against Libya. Eventually, he moved on to occupy the role of general secretary, and the vice-presidential position. He left his post in 2011 following internal disagreements within the association.
Depasquale Schranz was also instrumental in the revision of the Malta Handball Association’s statute back in 2002. He chaired the statute sub-committee for a year-long consultation with member clubs within the association. This led to the formation of its executive committee, based on five positions – president, secretary, finance director, competitions secretary, and a public relations officer.