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    Steelers part owner McGinley dies of cancer

    not sure if this was posted, i didn't see it anywhere, so i figured i'd post it.....rip mcginley


    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jack McGinley, the brother-in-law of Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr. and a part owner of the team, has died of cancer. He was 85.

    Family members said McGinley, of Pittsburgh, died Saturday. McGinley also was a partner in a wholesale beer company.

    He was married to the late Marie Ellen Rooney McGinley. She was one of eight children that included Art Rooney Sr., who founded the Steelers in 1933.

    Though Rooney Sr. sold the Steelers to Alexis Thompson in 1941 and bought into the Philadelphia Eagles, he reacquired the Steelers less than a year later. McGinley's father, Jack, purchased a stake in the Steelers from Rooney in 1946.

    Each of the elder McGinley's four children subsequently inherited part of the team. Two later died and their shares were bought by the Rooney family. Jack McGinley and his sister, Rita, owned the only remaining shares of the team not held by Art Rooney Sr.'s five sons - including Dan, the team chairman and a Hall of Fame executive.

    After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1941, Jack McGinley did publicity work for the Steelers and a boxing club. At the time, the Steelers had few employees, ran a shoestring operation and often drew relatively small crowds.

    McGinley attended Steelers games for years, but was not involved in the club's operation.
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    Once a Steeler always a Steeler ! RIP to a member of the greatest NFL team owners in the NFL.

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    Steelers Part Owner Dies Of Cancer (I never heard of this family)

    October 30, 2006

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jack McGinley, the brother-in-law of Pittsburgh
    Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr. and a part owner of the team, has
    died of cancer. He was 85.

    Family members said McGinley, of Pittsburgh, died Saturday. McGinley
    also was a partner in a wholesale beer company.

    He was married to the late Marie Ellen Rooney McGinley. She was one
    of eight children that included Art Rooney Sr., who founded the
    Steelers in 1933.

    Though Rooney Sr. sold the Steelers to Alexis Thompson in 1941 and
    bought into the Philadelphia Eagles, he reacquired the Steelers less
    than a year later. McGinley's father, Jack, purchased a stake in the
    Steelers from Rooney in 1946.

    Each of the elder McGinley's four children subsequently inherited
    part of the team. Two later died and their shares were bought by the
    Rooney family. Jack McGinley and his sister, Rita, owned the only
    remaining shares of the team not held by Art Rooney Sr.'s five sons --
    including Dan, the team chairman and a Hall of Fame executive.

    After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1941, Jack
    McGinley did publicity work for the Steelers and a boxing club. At
    the time, the Steelers had few employees, ran a shoestring operation
    and often drew relatively small crowds.

    McGinley attended Steelers games for years, but was not involved in
    the club's operation.
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