Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Remembering Basketball Legend Ed Macauley

I was sad to hear the news that Ed Macauley passed away last night.

"Easy Ed" Macauley was a star basketball player at St. Louis University, later for the Boston Celtics then the St. Louis Hawks. In 1960 he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Outside the basketball court, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and a man of faith. Late in his life he became a decon in the Catholic Church and co-wrote a book on homilies titled Homilies Alive.

Several years ago, while writing an article for Sauce Magazine, I had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Macauley. He was very humble, gracious, easy to interview, and generous with his time.

So, rest in peace, Mr. Macauley. You left your mark on the world; you truly were a star.

4 comments:

  1. Nice man and nice tribute, Donna. Drop by for a laugh today.

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  2. Prayers for Mr. Macauley and his family. I agree with Linda--this is a nice tribute.

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  3. Hi Linda,
    Thanks. And I dropped by your blog and did get a laugh!

    Hi Tammy,
    Thanks for your comment and prayers. I'm certain his family appreciates them.

    Donna

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  4. Sound like he left an amazing legacy.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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