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We are all saddened to hear of the passing of former Tiger (class of 1975) and friend Bob Orlowski. Bob was a loyal friend through the years and the type of guy that would do anything to help a friend in need. He played football during the 1972 and 73 seasons, and was a big part of the undefeated Jr. High Team of 1971. His visit to Tuscaloosa my freshman year there will never be forgotten, he always supported his friends. Bob will never be forgotten by his 5th ave crew and all that knew him. ... See MoreSee Less

We are all saddened to hear of the passing of former Tiger (class of 1975) and friend Bob Orlowski. Bob was a loyal friend through the years and the type of guy that would do anything to help a friend in need. He played football during the 1972 and 73 seasons, and was a big part of the undefeated Jr. High Team of 1971. His visit to Tuscaloosa my freshman year there will never be forgotten, he always supported his friends. Bob will never be forgotten by his 5th ave crew and all that knew him.

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He had more fights under his belt than most professional boxers back in the day great guy do anything for ya ✌️❤️

He was definitely the toughest guy in the neighborhood, but a big teddy bear too. RIP Bobby

Great Guy! Definitely a Tiger! RIP Bob 🌟

RIP Bob. Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!!!!!

Your welcome Rick, I thought a lot of your brother.

RIP BOBBY O

Sorry to hear about your friend Steve

My condolences to your family Rick Orlowski praying

Yes, so sad, too young. RIP Bob, & prayers to all the family for comfort & peace.😢🙏

Sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers and condolences to the Orlowski Family and Friends.

RIP Bobby

Thanks Steve Higgins for posting. Much appreciated!

So sad. RIP Bob.

Sad to hear of Bobs passing. RIP.

Always like him. Good guy. God Bless him!

Very Sad

So sad! Too young, prayers to his family!!!

RIP

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Thanks go out to former Tiger great Butch Rousseau for straightening us out on our Suburban photo recently posted. Seems the team shown participated in the county league in 1975 not 74. In 1974 JJ’s was county champions and ASA’s state champions out of district 9. The core of this team became Suburban the following year. Butch was kind enough to share these team photos. JJ’s roster blows my mind, a who’s who in local legends, unbelievable group of players. I can easily see how they won the State. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks go out to former Tiger great Butch Rousseau for straightening us out on our Suburban photo recently posted. Seems the team shown participated in the county league in 1975 not 74. In 1974 JJ’s was county champions and ASA’s state champions out of district 9. The core of this team became Suburban the following year. Butch was kind enough to share these team photos. JJ’s roster blows my mind, a who’s who in local legends, unbelievable group of players. I can easily see how they won the State.

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Unreal roster !

Men’s adult softball has been a popular sport in the Beaver County area for the past one hundred years. I’ve been a spectator for at least fifty of those years.My friend Bob McDanel,’s Dad Bunky, played for the Log House team in the late 1960’s. My buddies and I would attend their games when they played at Moltrups field. Our favorite Log House player was Ray Hartzell. He was antimated, fiesty and bow legged. We loved when he got a hit because to see Ray run the bases was a real treat.
Many great scholastic athletes played in local softball leagues to stay in shape as they worked and raised they’re families.
A good example of that was Suburban ‘s entry in the county league in 1974. Full of former local athletes, Suburban was a top team in those days and a trill to watch. Here’s a picture of that team.
First row: Joe Medaglia (Dags) Bob Dietz , Harold Keister, Jack Stacey, Ken Brandenberger, Butch Rousseau.
Back row: Dick Rishell, Stan Cwyner, Ron Sams (Fu) Don Romney, Ross Capperelli, Bill Damaska, Randy Savor.
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Men’s adult softball has been a popular sport in the Beaver County area for the past one hundred years. I’ve been a spectator for at least fifty of those years.My friend Bob McDanel,’s Dad Bunky, played for the Log House team in the late 1960’s. My buddies and I would attend their games when they played at Moltrups field. Our favorite Log House player was Ray Hartzell. He was antimated,  fiesty and bow legged. We loved when he got a hit because to see Ray run the bases was a real treat. 
Many great scholastic athletes played in local softball leagues to stay in shape as they worked and raised they’re families. 
A good example of that was Suburban ‘s entry in the county league in 1974. Full of former local athletes, Suburban was a top team in those days and a trill to watch. Here’s a picture of that team. 
First row: Joe Medaglia (Dags) Bob Dietz , Harold Keister, Jack Stacey, Ken Brandenberger, Butch Rousseau.
Back row: Dick Rishell, Stan Cwyner, Ron Sams (Fu) Don Romney, Ross Capperelli, Bill Damaska, Randy Savor.

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Jim & I (CORBIN) bought the Log House in 1971 - from Bunky—I think you mean Ray Hartshorn 😀. He was a fixture at the bar- had his own special place at the far end. I remember some of these guys when they played on our (Corbin’s Tavern) softball team. Ray’s nickname was ‘Banjo Legs’. He was an iron worker & wrapped those bow legs around the beams 👍 He was a very good pool player, also! We had an awesome bunch of athletes in our bar 👍👍

Hey Linda, thanks for the info on Ray, it was a long time ago, I may forget his name but never forget him. Those were fun times back in Beaver Falls. Loved the Log House. Was a big part of our city.

One BC best ever that team turned into Blatz eventually the Best BC team ever ✌️

The boys were the sons of Bob Dietz , Bill Damaska, and Randy Savor. Also the player reported as Don Romney was actually the very slick fielding third baseman, Don Rimbey.

Thank you Harold for the corrections and info,

Little boys Mike Dietz, Lance and Aaron Damaska, Roger Savor P

Oh the fun we had playing softball !

Maybe Harold knows who the kids are

If anyone knows who the batboys are please let us know Thanks

Ron Medaglia, did you see this pic?

, Randall Savor, ! Your good old days. P

Harold you are good

Jerry Corbin, Karen Corbin 😀

Shit I’m that old I played against Ray Hartzell he always played for Corbin’s they actually won it one year Great Team Had George Tapp Bear Stanley & pete sheeler from Elwood Ray was on that team I played for Zeidens we had all 1st year players made it to championship series the old men taught us a lesson Ask Chas Shee the story 😂✌️

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We're On the Move

In early 2021, the Larry Bruno Foundation will be transitioning the Museum and Hall of Achievement into a new home. An open house to tour the new building will be announced for early to mid-December.

When visiting the new location, you will experience the rich history of learning and achievement led by members of our vibrant community. You will read, watch, meet and learn from our past Inductees and Honorees that we have given reverence to over the past 10 years. Our state-of-art digital classroom and storytelling center will be equipped with two large video screens and video cameras to broadcast live and interactive presentations from around the country.

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting project!

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2021 Hall of Achievement Nominees

The Hall of Fame Inductees and Honorees have been nominated for 2021! These deserving individuals will be honored and celebrated during several events in the summer of 2021. There achievements will also be memorialized on our website and in the new museum space coming in 2021.

More information will be posted about these wonderful individuals in the coming weeks.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

In 2020, five deserving students received scholarships from The Larry Bruno Foundation. Three of the students received academic excellence awards and two student athletes were recognized for contributions to their high school football programs. Best of luck and much success to these young adults as they continue their post-secondary education.

You can learn more about our scholarship program here.

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Hall of Achievement & Museum

Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls
1301 Seventh Ave.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

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