Thursday, September 1, 2011

George Sutor Passes Away

George Sutor during his time with the
Minnesota Pipers of the ABA.
I just learned that last Monday, George Sutor, a member of the Washington Generals during the late 50's, passed away. He was injured in an ATV crash where he was ejected from his vehicle on August 5th. He died later of complications.

He played against Wilt Chamberlain both in college and during Chamberlain's time with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Sutor was a college standout in College playing for La Salle university, and in addition to his time with the Washington Generals played in the ABA from 1967-1970 playing for the Kentucky Colnols, Minnesota Pipers, Carolina Cougars, and Miami Floridans.

Sutor owned and ran "Big Sweede's Resort" on Highway 27 in Chippewa Falls.

This blog extends their prayers to Sutor's family and are certain he is now playing in that big basketball court in the sky.

RELATED LINKS


Lake Holcombe's Big Swede's owner remembered for generous spirit

La Salle Mourns Loss Of Former Men's Basketball Standout George Sutor

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