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George Senesky
Birth: Apr. 4, 1922
Mahanoy City
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 2001
Cape May Court House
Cape May County
New Jersey, USA

Professional Basketball Player, Coach. For eight seasons (1946 to 1954), he played at the guard position in the Basketball Association of America and National Basketball Association with the Philadelphia Warriors. Born George Lawrence Senesky, he attended Mahanoy City High School (Pennsylvania) and played collegiate basketball at St. Joseph's University. While with the Hawks, he led the nation in scoring with 515 points in 1942-1943, was recipient of the Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year Award for 1942-1943 and earned All-American status. At the conclusion of his collegiate career, he held the school's record of 44 points in one game. The total remains unsurpassed to date. Upon graduation, he served with the US Army Air Forces during World War II. Senesky joined the Warriors and experienced a championship, as Philadelphia defeated the Chicago Stags 4 games to 1 in the title series. In 482 regular season games, he compiled 3.455 points with 1,553 assists. Following his playing career, he succeeded Eddie Gottleib as head coach of the Warriors (1955 to 1958) and guided Philadelphia to the NBA Championship in 1956. He was inducted into the St. Josephs Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999. He died from cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Lena M. Curzi Senesky (____ - 2012)*
 
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Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Springfield
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 15, 2008
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