Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Al Shiels

Alfred Lawrence Shiels, Jr.

August 6, 1928
New York, NY ??

May 19, 2005
Yonkers, NY

1944-45 Regis High School - New York City (High School)
1945-46 Regis High School - New York City (High School)
1946-47 Fordham University (College)
1947-48 Fordham University (College)
1948-49 Fordham University (College)
1949-50 Fordham University (College)
1950-51 Torrington Howards (EBL-Ct)
1951-52 Saratoga / Schenectady Harlem Yankees (ABL)

From the Bronx, Shiels was a basketball star at Fordham, and after graduating he played briefly with the Harlem Yankees. He got his Masters of Law from NYU, and served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Okohama, Japan. He returned to the states and practiced law in his own private practice in Manhattan. He died in 2005 following a lengthy illness.

Shields married Patricia Turner in 1958 and they had five children.

Obituary, The Journal News, May 22, 2005


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