105-year-old Indians fan passes away

Posted at 1:25 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 13:25:22-04

One of the Cleveland Indians' oldest fans passed away this week. 

Emily Serian was 105 years old

Born in 1912, William Taft was president. The Titanic sank. Women couldn’t vote.

In 1948, she watched the Indians win the World Series in person. 

Serian's granddaughter Lori Stevic-Rust announced the passionate fan's passing Thursday in a Facebook post. 

"Each of you have been an important chapter in her life’s story," she wrote. "She would wake up every morning, grab her coffee, settle on the couch and ask me to read to her what her friends on Facebook were doing. You helped us spread the request that led to her receiving over 900 birthday cards; you cheered for her when she threw out the first pitch at an Indian’s game; you offered her words of encouragement after she broke her hip, her arm and her shoulder; you comforted her when she grieved and you honored her by sharing your stories, your photos and your heart with her. You made her laugh, cry and genuinely feel connected."

The Indians honored Serian on Twitter Friday, writing "RIP to a wonderful woman."