Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Joe McNamee

John Joseph McNamee

September 24, 1926
San Francisco, CA

July 16, 2011
Greenbrae, CA

St. Ignatius High School - San Francisco (High School)
1944-45 McClellan Field (Military)
1947-48 San Francisco University (College)
1948-49 San Francisco University (College)
1949-50 San Francisco University (College)
1950-51 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1951-52 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1951-52 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)

Born in San Francisco to Joseph and Rose McNamee, John graduated from St. Ignatius HS. After serving in the military during World War 2, McNamee went to USF and was a member of the great teams there in the late 1940's. He was drafted by the Rochester Royals in 1950, and on December 28, 1951 was sold to the Baltimore Bullets. After the 1952-53 season, McNamee returned to the Bay Area to raise a famil,y working for many years as a sales manager at Watson and Meehan.

He married Alice Keenan (1930-2010) in 1951 and they had eight children.

Obituary, Marin Independent Journal, July 19, 2011


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