Paul “Hook” Wallace

Paul “Hook” Wallace

Birth
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 23 Sep 1998 (aged 72)
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 55039076 · View Source
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Beloved father and uncle, younger brother of Oscar, "Hook" was one of Philadelphia's best known amateur basketball players in the early 1940s: All-City guard, 1943, at Overbrook HS, with a scholarship to Toledo U, where he played for some two years, after Army service. Also in 1943, he was working at Lit Bros. dept store,
and was 5', 8," 145 lbs; brown hair & eyes, with a dark complexion.

He was also an accomplished, competitive tennis player well past the age of 70. An insurance salesman and later a deli owner, Paul also served as the longtime president of Phila.'s B'nai Brith Sports Lodge. In World War II he served in the Philippines. Husband of Mollie, then Carolyn; father of Mitchell and Todd; grandfather of Josh, Trevor and Olivia.


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  • Created by: Marc Wallace
  • Added: 16 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55039076
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul “Hook” Wallace (1 Nov 1925–23 Sep 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55039076, citing Har Jehuda Cemetery, Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Marc Wallace (contributor 47313649) .