Friday, December 16, 2016

Dick O'Keefe

Richard Thomas O'Keefe

September 29, 1923
San Francisco, CA

December 17, 2006
Greenbrae, CA

St. James High School - San Francisco (High School)
1942-43 Santa Clara (College)
1943-44 College of the Pacific (College)
1946-47 Santa Clara (College)
1947-48 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1948-49 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1949-50 Washington Capitols (NBA)
1950-51 Washington Capitols (NBA)
1950-51 Allentown/Carbondale Aces (ABL)
1951-52 Washington Capitols (ABL)

Dick was born in San Francisco to Martin and Hannah O'Keefe. He played basketball at St. James High School and from there went on to Santa Clara. He entered the Marines during World War 2, where he played one season of college ball at the College of the Pacific (now Pacific University). He returned to Santa Clara after his service, and then played four seasons for the Capitols.

He later worked for many years as a security chief for various companies.

Oakland Tribune, January 22, 1944
Obituary, San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 2007


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