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Family forgotten by team

September 13, 2012
The Leader Herald

I recently read an article regarding the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Glove City Colonials at their recent game and how a number of the original members were invited to be there.

Well, for those who may remember, my brother Joe and I were part of that group who met at the Johnstown YMCA and organized this great local team. As a matter of fact, I was the secretary that first year.

My mom and dad, Joe and Pauline, along with my other brothers, Jim, Carm, Nunz and our sister, Mary, helped put on the first fundraiser, a spaghetti supper at the Immaculate Conception Church where we raised more than $700.

The D'Amore and Russo families were instrumental in keeping the Colonials afloat for many years. Joey passed away from Leukemia at age 23 in 1964.

There were more than 3,000 people at the Saturday night game on Labor Day weekend when he was honored.

Bottom line, we were quite hurt that we could not have gotten an invite to the celebration. How soon we forget.

I know this current administration probably never heard of us, but do some research and you will see a mistake was made.





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