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Solly Walker R.I.P. 2 months 3 weeks ago #252411

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St. John"s great Solly Walker has passed away.

He was a member of the St. John's HOF and is a seminal figure in the history of SJU.


www.torchonline.com/sports/2017/03/16/so...beyond-the-hardwood/
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Solly Walker R.I.P. 2 months 3 weeks ago #252416

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RIP Solly, a Redmen great
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Solly Walker R.I.P. 2 months 3 weeks ago #252417

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I got the chance to talk to him on a few occasions. A real gentlemen who had a great career as an educator for NYC. A model of a student/athlete before the phrase was invented.

RIP.
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Solly Walker R.I.P. 2 months 3 weeks ago #252421

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My Phys Ed teacher in high school, Jim McMorrow, played with Solly at St. John's. They both enjoyed long careers in the New York City school system.
R.I.P. Solly.

BTW, Brooklyn Jersey Redman, you should remember Mr. McMorrow. ;)
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Solly Walker R.I.P. 2 months 3 weeks ago #252424

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Went to the Brunch they had for him last year before he was honored at a game at the Garden. Wonderful gentleman with a very nice family. Happy that I got the opportunity to meet him.
Mat he SIP !!!
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Solly Walker R.I.P. 2 months 3 weeks ago #252466

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www.torchonline.com/sports/2017/03/16/so...beyond-the-hardwood/

Sorry, I thought the link at the start of this thread was about his passing. Solly Walker was a great story & inspiration for all.
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Solly Walker R.I.P. 2 months 3 weeks ago #252473

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Please watch this if you are a redmen fan and you want to know about Solly Walker from the legend himself:

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Solly Walker R.I.P. 2 months 3 weeks ago #252629

Absolutely, a Nazareth Kingsman from '67 to '71 then on to St. John's for a double along with my beautiful wife another double alum.

Big tough Marine-like Jim McMorrow never spoke of St. John's for my four years of having him as my psy ed teacher. My chemistry teacher. Mr. Orlando pushed me hard to go to St. Joh's, and I am so glad he did.

Mr. McMorrow was good, strict, fair, and coached our varsity Bb team, and the year after I left won the CHSAA Championship with Mike Dunleavy unless my memory is failing me.
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Solly Walker R.I.P. 2 months 3 weeks ago #252763

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www.redstormsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/050217aaa.html

Memorial services include a public viewing on Monday, May 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a celebration of life beginning at 11 a.m. at Siloam Presbyterian Church located at 260 Jefferson Avenue in Brooklyn.
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