Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Walt "Coach" Sawosko, Sr. Has Died...

Walt Sawosko, Sr., the founder of the Proviso West Holiday Basketball tournament, has died. Insider sources say the Proviso legend passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2008 with family members by his side. Services are planned for Thursday and Friday with Visitation occurring at Conroy Funeral Home on Cermak Road in Westchester from 3pm-9pm on Thursday. Funeral services will be held on Friday at Sawosko's beloved Grace Lutheran Church in Westchester.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember Coach Sawosko well from my days as a student at PW (1967-71). My condolences to the Sawosko family. And thank you, Insider, for letting us know.

My Two Cents said...

His wife, Rosemarie, was my Science teacher at Westcheser middle school in the 80's. She was a tough, but fair educator.

My condolenses to the family.

rustyboy said...

What a truly amazing man.

Thanks for everything, coach!

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