Post by purplehaze on Sept 13, 2019 14:02:16 GMT -5
Regret to inform all of those HC backers who go back to the 70's and everyone here of course that (my classmate) Jim Schnurr passed away from complications of his paralysis last Saturday in Fairfield, Ct, where he was residing in a rehabilitation facility. As many of us know, Jim was in a terrible bicycle accident at his winter home in Florida in April 2016. Jim was an accomplished accountant and attained partner status at Deloitte and was the chief accountant at the SEC in Washington, D.C. at the time of his accident. Please pray for his wife Chris and his children and grandchildren.
At his class (1973) 45th reunion, the Men’s Basketball lounge in the Hart Center was named after him. Fortunately he lived to see it and was able to be present for its dedication. May his soul Rest In Peace.
Knew Jim from his High school days at St.Francis Prep in Brooklyn. A wonderful adolescent, a finer man. A solid player who should be in the Hall of Fame with his rebounding (10.6, #8 All time, and scoring.(15.2, 1172 total in 3 years. 51% fg, #9 all time, #3 for non centers). One of a few who had career double doubles. Maybe still will be.inducted. He was recruited by Mr. Dick Maloney, as were most NY Metro players of that era.who came to HC. Had the opportunity to coach his son, Jim Jr at George Blaney’s basketball camp. Also a high character person. requiescat in pace.
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2019 7:53:11 GMT -5 by hchoops
As I wrote in the Glenn Grieco thread, the older deserving candidates for the Hall of Fame should be prioritized so that they can be present for their honor. Too late for Jim. How many voters never saw Jim play ? If any/many, he was at a significant disadvantage.