Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bob O'Shaughnessy

Robert Arthur O'Shaughnessy

February 2, 1921
San Jose, CA

September 5, 1995
Lihue, HI

McClatchy High School - Sacramento, CA (High School)
1941-42 University of Nevada (College)
1942-43 University of Nevada (College)
1945-46 University of Nevada (College)
1946-47 University of Nevada (College)
1947-48 Syracuse Nationals (NBL)
1947-48 Utica Olympics (NYSL)

His family moved to Reno after Bob finished high school. His collegiate career was interrupted with service in the Army Air Corps, where as a pilot he saw action in the Philippines. He went back to school, and received offers to sign to play baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers, but he turned it down to stay at school.
He was married to Carol and they moved to Kauai in Hawaii, where Bob operated a restaurant. A lot of their house had been destroyed in Hurrican Iniki in 1993. Bob died there in 1995 following a lengthy illness.

Nevada State Journal, March 17, 1946
Reno Gazette-Journal, February 19, 1946
Reno Gazette-Journal, October 31, 1984
Reno Gazette-Journal, September 17, 1995


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