Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jerry Rullo

Generoso Charles "Jerry" Rullo

June 23, 1922
Philadelphia, PA

October 21, 2016
Philadelphia, PA

1938-39 John Bartram High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1939-40 John Bartram High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1940-41 John Bartram High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1942-43 Temple University (College)
1943-44 Temple University (College)
1945-46 Temple University (College)
1945-46 McCall Post - Philadelphia (Independent)
1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
1947-48 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
1947-48 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1948-49 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
1948-49 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1949-50 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)
1949-50 Hartford Hurricanes (ABL)
1949-50 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1950-51 Sunbury Mercuries (EBL)
1952-53 Sunbury Mercuries (EBL)

Rullo was a true citizen of Philadelphia. Born there in 1922, he went to Bartram High School and from there went to Temple, where he played baseball, soccer and basketball. He was drafted in the Army Reserves, and after graduating from Temple with a degree in Physical Education, he signed with the Warriors and helped them to the BAA Championship. He played in both the BAA/NBA and the ABL, and after his playing career, he stayed in Philadelphia and worked with the city's recreation programs. He enjoyed many years of coaching girls and boys in the game of basketball and baseball, as well as being a part-time phys-ed teacher. When the highly-admired Philadelphian died in 2016, he was the last remaining member of the BAA's first champions.

He married Eileen Rafferty and they had two sons.

Source: Obituary


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