Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ed Poker

Ed Poker
born Edward Joseph Pokropski

October 30, 1917
Philadelphia, PA

October 8, 1991
Sicklerville, NJ

1946-47 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1946-47 House of David (Independent)
1947-48 House of David (Independent) 
1948-49 House of David (Independent)

Born to Joseph and Mary Pokropski, Ed would later go by the name the "Ed Poker" while playing semi-pro basketball and baseball around the Philadelphia area. He played basketball with the House of David team a few years as well as with the Wilmington Bombers in the ABL.

Ed worked for many years as a steelworker and a machinist.

He married Mary Zindell (1919-1976) in 1939 and they had six daughters and two sons. His second wife, Josephine, died only a month before Ed's sudden passing in 1991.

Courier Post, October 6, 1991


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