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Cleo Ralph Calcagni


Ralph Calcagni

Date of Birth: February 6, 1922, in Smithton, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: August 29, 1948, in Meadville, Pennsylvania (26 years old)


New Castle News - Published 08/30/48

After an exhibition game against the Chicago Bears on August 22nd, 1948,

he complained of stomach pains and was taken to the Meadville hospital. 

He died after an emergency appendix operation in Meadville City Hospital,

Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Calcagni served our country during World War II as a U.S. Marine.



1946 Boston Yanks (NFL)

1947 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)


University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University