The Obit For Dick Selgo

Richard "Dick" Selgo Sr.

Published in Toledo Blade on May 26, 2011


Richard "Dick" Selgo Sr., age 83, of Peoria, Arizona, formerly of Pettisville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at the Rising Rainbow Assisted Living Home in Glendale, Arizona. He had been in declining health in recent years.

He was born July 25, 1927, in Port Clinton, Ohio, to Emil and Opal (Branum) Selgo. He married Margaret Papcun on May 24, 1952 and she survives.

Dick was a teacher and coach at his alma mater, Port Clinton High School for one year and at Pettisville High School for 17 years. As the head basketball coach at Pettisville High School from 1966-74, his teams had an overall record of 126-42 and he was named the District 7 Coach of the Year three times. He also worked with his father in the bowling business and owned bowling centers in Port Clinton, Napoleon, and Archbold, Ohio.

Dick played four years of college basketball at Baldwin Wallace College, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970. He has also been inducted into the Port Clinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as the bowling Hall of Fame in Toledo, Port Clinton, Phoenix, and the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame. He and Don Bredehoft won the National ABC Doubles Championship in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1970.

He had professional careers in bowling and baseball, where he played in the minor leagues with the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by a brother, Ted (Susan) of LaMesa, California; sons, Dick Jr. (Cathy) of Archbold, Ohio, Jim (Kandy) of Phoenix, Arizona, Tim (Teresa) of Grand Rapids, Michigan; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 11 am at the Archbold United Methodist Church, 401 Ditto St., Archbold, OH 43502.

Remembrances in Dick's name may be given to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.heritagefuneralchapels. com.