Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Frank Linskey

Frank E. Linskey

August 18, 1913
Braidwood, Illinois

July 3, 1999
Southfield, MI

St. Philip High School - Chicago (High School)
1933-34 De Paul University (College)
1934-35 De Paul University (College)
1935-36 Cicero Elks (Independent)
1936-37 Cicero Elks (Independent)
1937-38 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1938-39 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1939-40 Chicago Bruins (NBL) - Player / coach
1940-41 Chicago Bruins (NBL) - Player / coach

Frank Linskey was born in Braidwood, Illinois, but the family moved to Chicago when Linskey was 3 after the death of his father. He went to St. Philip High School and then to DePaul on a scholarship. He played basketball there as well as studied business and commerce. Upon graduation, he went to play professionally and coach the Chicago Bruins. Linskey served with the army during World War 2, and when he came home, he took employment with Sears, where he worked until 1974 when he retired and moved to Florida. He eventually moved to Southfield, Michigan, where he died in 1999. He and his wife Maybelle (1915-1997) had four daughters, Christine, Jonell, Mary and Mary Andrea (1950-1951).

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