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 Harry Marshall “Swede” Roos, Sr

Harry Marshall “Swede” Roos, Sr

Birth
USA
Death 30 Jan 1979 (aged 65)
Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Fairlawn section, Lot 276
Memorial ID 15869439 · View Source
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Harry was an all around athlete as a semi-pro football player and an early NBA player for the Ft. Wayne Zoliners, he was so young he couldn't grow a beard to look like his teammates. The big 6'7" first basemen was an excellent power hitter for Ryans, American Gear, Magic Chef, and Harry's Owl Club(pictured). He was on Leo Fischer's Herald American All-star squads in the '30's. Eventually he played on the first Lakers basketball team with George Mikan. He coached the first pro basketball team in Portland, Oregon.. Portland Indians. Since 1954, Portland taverns and churches have had organized leagues playing 16" ball thanks to a keg of beer bet by Harry. Beloved husband of Lola, father of Carl, Harry, Jr., Stephen and Douglas; grandfather of Sara Lee Roos.

Interment Lincoln Memorial Park.


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  • Created by: Scott McManimen
  • Added: 24 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15869439
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Marshall “Swede” Roos, Sr (8 Aug 1913–30 Jan 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15869439, citing Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Scott McManimen (contributor 19931240) .