Friday, October 11, 2019

In Memoriam: John Seagrist

John Seagrist (1923-2019)

Seagrist, a 6'8 center, left college early and signed with the Boston Celtics. He never played with the Celts, but played a few games for the Hartford Hurricanes of the ABL and New Britain in the Eastern League before quitting the sport. He died last month at 96.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

In Memoriam: Ed Kalafat

Ed Kalafat (1932-2019)

Kalafat played three season with the Minneapolis Lakers in the mid 1950's

Age 86, of St. Paul Passed away October 7, 2019 at Sholom Home. Ed also known as "Big Ed" had a love for sports, boating and visiting Naples, FL. He was an active member in the Lumen Christi Church, former professional basketball player with the Minneapolis Lakers, Hall of Fame player for the U of M and captain in the U.S Army but most of all a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Preceded in death by his parents Steve and Katie Kalafat and wife Judith Kalafat. Survived by sister Eileen, nieces and nephews, 3 daughters, Kelly (Skip) Maurer, Lisa Kalafat, Amy (Jeff) Pinotti, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and beloved dog Brandy. Funeral Mass will b e held at 11am Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Lumen Christi Catholic Church (2055 Bohland Ave, St Paul) with a visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lumen Christi Catholic Church, Sholom Home or United Hospital. Special thank you to the staff at Saint Paul Fire Station 19, staff and hospice team at Sholom Home and United Hospital for the loving care they provided for Ed.