Friday, February 2, 2018

Red Grower

Louis S. "Red" Grower

January 1, 1911
Paterson, NJ

November 22, 2007
Hackensack, NJ

1927-28 Eastside High School - Paterson, NJ (High School)
1928-29 Eastside High School - Paterson, NJ (High School)
1929-30 New York Military Academy (Prep School)
1930-31 New York Military Academy (Prep School)
1931-32 Rutgers (College)
1932-33 Rutgers (College)
1933-34 Rutgers (College)
1934-35 Rutgers (College)
1935-36 Paterson Panthers (ABL)

Born in Paterson, New Jerse to William and Gussie Grower, Lou lettered at Eastside HS in football, basketball and track. After leaving high school, he spent two years at New York Military Academy where he continued to play those three sports as well as adding baseball to the mix. He was later named the most outstanding athlete in the academy's history. He would go to Rutgers where he continued his athletic prowess, playing football, basketball and running track. He would also pitch for the freshmen baseball team. After leaving Rutgers, he took a job at Central HS in Paterson (later renamed for John Kennedy) and taught phys-ed, retiring in 1969. He got his Masters Degree and PhD Equivalent from Columbia University and also served during World War 2.

Red and his wife, Shirley, had four daughters.

Obituary, The Record/Herald News, November 27, 2007


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