Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Jack Toomay

John Crawford Toomay

August 9, 1922
Ontario, CA

March 11, 2008
Carlsbad, CA

1938-39 Webb High School - Claremont, CA (High School)
1939-40 Webb High School - Claremont, CA (High School)
1941-42 College of Pacific (College)
1942-43 College of Pacific (College)
1943-44 College of Pacific (College)
1946-47 College of Pacific (College)
1947-48 Chicago Stags (BAA)
1947-48 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1948-49 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1948-49 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
1949-50 Denver Nuggets (NBA)

Toomy served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War 2, and then after college played professional basketball for three seasons before being recalled into the Air Force for the Korean War. He stayed in the Air Force until retiring in 1979, having attained the rank of Major General. He worked at the Pentagon through most of the 1970's, formulating nuclear missle projects and other defense plans. Toomay died of peritonitis in 2008.

He was married to Virginia Sadler (1924-2005) on October 11, 1944,  and one of their sons, Pat Toomay, played in the NFL.

Obituary, Dallas Morning News, March 16, 2008
Chicago Tribune, April 8, 2008


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