|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1917|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 2005|
Irvin E. "Coach" Biasi, 87, formerly of Hanover, entered into God's eternal care on Sunday, October 2, 2005, at the Hanover Hospital. Irvin was the loving husband of Nelda (Kalar) Biasi, to whom he was married for 63 years. Born October 24, 1917, in Luzerne County, he grew up in Freeland County. He was the son of the late Angelo and Jennie (Fisher) Biasi. Irv was an outstanding athlete at Hazelton Township High School in Hazelton, and graduated from there in 1936. At Western Maryland College, he played football and basketball, and captained both teams in his senior year. Upon graduation in 1942, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions Football team, but could not play because of World War II. Following his country's call to duty, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and went to Fort Benning for basic training. After returning from the war, Irv entered the education field, and also played briefly for the Baltimore Bullets basketball team. He began his teaching career at Patterson Park High School in Baltimore, Md., in 1944. He taught athletics for 30 years and posted an incredible winning record in both football and basketball. His teams won eight City Football Championships and four City Basketball Championships. He became director of boys and girls athletics in 1963, until his retirement in 1973. Irv was inducted into the Maryland Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 1988. "Coach" was named an Honorary Life Member of the Patterson Park Alumni Association. A Scholar-Athlete Scholarship for a senior has been established in his name at the school. He was a 50 year member of the Maryland Masonic Lodge (Joppa) and the Boumi Temple. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Hanover Country Club for 40 years. In addition to his wife, Nelda, Coach is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, as well as former players known as his boys. He was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers. A service to celebrate and remember Coach's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, with his close friend, the Rev. Frederick P. Eckhardt, officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Krider's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Westminster, Md. A viewing and time to share memories of Coach will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The Hanover Allied Veterans Council will provide full military honors. Serving as casketbearers will be his former players of the Patterson Park High School Football Team, also known as his boys. If you wish to make memorial contributions in Coach's name, the family suggests they be made to the Irvin E. Biasi Scholar Athlete Scholarship Fund at Patterson Park High School, c/o Patterson Park Alumni Association, 100 Kane St., Baltimore, MD 21224-1789.
Published in the Evening Sun from 10/3/2005 - 10/4/2005.
Nelda Kalar Biasi (1916 - 2013)*
Kriders Lutheran Church Cemetery
Created by: Helen Bair
Record added: Oct 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11875899