CLEM Armitage is remembered as a stalwart of the Huddersfield football scene for more than half a century.
He was associated first with Huddersfield YMCA and then Lockwood CYC.
In 1988 he was made a life vice-president of the Huddersfield and District League in honour of his service.
He was a well-known and respected face at all the District League semi-finals and finals, and kept an interest in the league right up to his death at the age of 82.
Frank Beaumont, president of Huddersfield and District FA, said he would be missed by many for the service he gave to the sport.
Mr Armitage's playing career began at Huddersfield YMCA just before the Second World War.
After serving in the army during the war, he returned to the side and played in both the District League and Works League.
He was a member of the side which won the Invitation Cup in 1948 before taking over as secretary in the early 1950s.
He was presented with a Barlow Cup winner's medal after YMCA's 4-2 victory over Emley in 1956, when he scored the fourth goal.
With other YMCA players he formed the Thirtyniners Club and managed to attend their annual reunion for the final time last year.
Mr Armitage moved on to join Lockwood CYC as team manager and club secretary in 1957-58, steering them to three successive Invitation Cup successes.
He later looked after the newly-formed Lockwood CYC Old Boys, remaining with them for seven years.
Mr Armitage died at Flowers Hall Residential Home, Lascelles Hall after having moved there from Dalton four years earlier.