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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

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Palmiero family photo provided

Editor's Note: We believe this the Charles Street Stadium, in Gloucester City. The factories in the background would be the former Ruberoid later known as GAF and West Virginia Paper and Pulp also known as Hinde & Dauch.  Carmen is in the center causing the finish line. That might be Mr. John Kunz Sr. holding the tape. Kunz was head track coach, assistant football coach, senior class adviser. If you recognize anyone in the photo please send the information to CNBNews1@gmail.com. 

 

 

BROOKLAWN, NJ (July 15, 2021)--Carmen Palmiero  of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a  4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball.

 

Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister.

 

Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every  attempt was made to provide accuracy of events.Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a  4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball.

 

DSC_7360 (1)Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister.

 

Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every  attempt was made to provide accuracy of events.

After 12 years Gloucester Catholic Rams captured the City Series, while Carmen attacks the court with a 50 point performnce.  Carmen's 50 points came of 20 field goals (before the 3 point arc) and 10 foul shoots. Les Neilio a Brooklawn teammate helped propel the Lions success in the 1954 season. 

During this season Palmierio broke the single season scoring record with 343 points. Another basketball award was presented to Palmiero 

 

 Editor's Note

 Below is a touching letter from Millie and Al Plush, the parents of John Plush, who ran track at Gloucester High School and was presented with the Palmiero Award for his outstanding efforts and sportsmanship.   ( The series will continue in two weeks.)

 

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