Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Joe Leson

Joseph Louis Leson

August 24, 1912   
Canonsburg, PA 

April 3, 1967
Los Angeles, CA     

1930-31 Canonsburg High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1933-34 Edinboro University (College)
1934-35 Edinboro University (College)
1936-37 HyVis Oil (Independent)
1936-37 Warren Oilers (MBC)
1938-39 Warren Penns/Cleveland White Horses (NBL)
1938-39 Elmira Colonels (NY-Penn League) 

Born to Stephen (1878-1954) and Veronica Skarupa Leson (1880-1963) in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Leson starred in basketball and football at Edinboro University. He served in the US Army during World War 2, and afterwards became a basketball official in the PAC10. He was working for the Veterans Hospital in Los Angeles when he died after a year-long illness.
He married Dorothy (1918-1999) and the couple had a son, Joseph (1951-2011), and a daughter, Diane Phillips.

Daily Notes (Canonsburg, Pennsyvania), April 5, 1967


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