Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bob Suiter

Robert W. Suiter

September 15, 1919
Philadelphia, PA

February 13, 1989
Ardsley, PA

1935-36 Overbrook High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1936-37 Overbrook High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1937-38 Overbrook High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1938-39 J.A. Henry - Philadelphia (Independent) 
1940-41 Nevins - Philadelphia (Independent)
1940-41 Penn A.C. - Philadelphia (Independent)
1941-42 SKF - Philadelphia (Independent)
1943-44 Ford Local - Philadelphia (Independent)
1944-45 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)

Born in Philly to Robert and Marie Suiter, Suiter played soccer and baseball at Overbrook HS, but it was on the court where he made his impact. After starring at Overbrook, he was offered a scholarship at Villanova but passed and went to play semi-pro around Philadelphia. A popular player, he would wind up with the Wilmington Bombers of the American Basketball League. He worked for many years at Kelsey-Hayes before retiring, and died in 1989 at 69 years of age.

He married Margaret Lauer and had three daughters.

Philadelphia Daily News, February 15, 1989


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