Monday, August 17, 2015

Bob Cope

Robert Kridler Cope

September 3, 1911
Columbiana, OH

June 16, 1995
Manahawkin. NJ

1926-27 Salem High School - Salem, Ohio (High School)
1927-28 Salem High School - Salem, Ohio (High School) 
1928-29 Salem High School - Salem, Ohio (High School)
1929-30 University of Mount Union (College)
1930-31 University of Mount Union (College)
1931-32 University of Mount Union (College)
1932-33 University of Mount Union (College)
1933-34 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots  (Independent)
1934-35 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots  (Independent)
1935-36 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots  (Independent)
1936-37 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots  (MBC)
1937-38 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots  (NBL)

Cope was born in Columbiana, Ohio, to Joseph (1885-1971) and Delpha Kridler (1888-1983). He grew up in Salem, Ohio, and was the star of the basketball team there before moving on to Mount Union. He joined Akron Goodyear, and worked at Goodyear for 25 years. He later moved to Joliet, Illinois, to work in sales for Deaton Kennedy. Afterwards he moved to New Jersey, where he died in 1995.

Cope was married to Bettina Bartle (1915-2006) on November 4, 1939. They had a son and a daughter.

Philadelphia Inquirer, June 19, 1995

Thanks to John Grasso for his help on identification.  


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