Monday, October 3, 2016

Ben Goldfaden

Benjamin Paul Goldfaden

September 6, 1913
Newark, NJ

March 25, 2013
Tavares, FL

Southside at Newark, NJ (High School)
1934-35 George Washington University (College)
1935-36 George Washington University (College)
1936-37 George Washington University (College)
1937-38 Washington Heurich Brewers (Independent)
1938-39 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1939-40 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1940-41 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1941-42 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1942-43 Harrisburg Senators (ABL)
1942-43 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL) 
1943-44 Wilmington Blue Bombers (ABL)
1944-45 Wilmington Blue Bombers (ABL)
1945-46 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1945-46 Trenton Tigers (ABL) 
1946-47 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1946-47 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1947-48 Trenton Tigers (ABL) 

Born in Newark, Goldfaden starred at GW before embarking on a professional basketball career, primarily in the ABL. After serving in the navy during World War 2, Ben played in two games for the BAA's Washington franchise before returning to the ABL. He quit basketball to teach junior high school, and later became an insurance agent and moved to Florida. He died on congestive heart failure a little over five months short of his 100th birthday.

Ben was married to Elizabeth (1917-2005) in 1937 and they had a son and two daughters.

Washington Post Obituary
Jews In Sports
Orlando Sentinel Obituary


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