Thursday, May 10, 2018

Marv Blumenthal

Marvin "Red" Blumenthal

May 30, 1924
Trenton, NJ

March 18, 1969
Houston, TX

1941-42 Central High School - Trenton, NJ (High School)
1942-43 Temple University (College)
1943-44 Temple University (College)
1944-45 Temple University (College)
1945-46 Temple University (College)
1946-47 Troy Celtics (ABL)
1946-47 Cohoes Mastadons (NYSL)
1947-48 Cohoes Mastadons (NYSL)
1949-50 Cohoes Marras (ABL) Head coach

Blumenthal was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, and played basketball at Temple. In February of 1943, he scored the winning in a game against LaSalle, and collapsed in the locker room. He was first thought to have contracted scarlet fever, but it turned out to be the German measles. He would play one game with the Troy Celtics in 1946, scoring zero point in the season opener. He moved over to the New York League, joining the Cohoes Mastadons. Marv later moved to Houston, and died there after suffering a heart attack while playing handball in 1969. He was 44 years old.

Marv's younger brother Bernie played basketball in the Eastern Professional Basketball League in Pennsylvania.

The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), February 24, 1943
Amarillo Globe-Times, March 19, 1969


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