Hometown: Harrison, OH (High)
Position: C Playing Height: 6-7 Playing Weight: 220
Date(s) Committed: April 25, 1961 (Written)
Date of Birth: July 2, 1943
Date of Death: September 24, 1996
Legal Name: Donald Paul Rolfes
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Transferred to Cincinnati
Obituary - ROLFES, Cincinnati Enquirer (September 26, 1996)
Donald P., beloved husband of Shirley Williams Rolfes, dear father of Angela Rolfes Caudill, Stephen, Christopher and Gregory Rolfes all of Harrison, grandfather of Jeffery and Justin Caudill, brother of Joan Rolfes Suding, St. Peters and brother-in-law of Merle Williams.
Age 53. No visitation. Mass of Christian Burial St. John the Baptist Church, Harrison, Friday, September 27 at 10:30 A.M. Burial church cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Kidney Foundation, 2330 Victory Pkwy, Suite 305, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Don is survived by his Shirley J. Williams Rolfes, daughter Angie and sons Steve, Chris, and Greg. Don and Shirley were married on June 20, 1964.
Don was greater Cincinnati's first Parade All American basketball player. He had a successful college career playing for Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky. After his marriage to Shirley he transferred to the University of Cincinnati playing for Tay Baker.
After college, Don was employed as a teacher at William Henry Harrison Junior High School where he was a mentor to many young teachers.