In Memoriam: Curt Fromal
Curt Fromal, a longtime fixture on the GAP senior circuit, died Nov. 30. He was 79.
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Fromal, a member of The Springhaven Club, won the Super-Senior Silver Cross Award in 2008. He also captured the Super-Senior title in the 2014 Frank H. Chapman Memorial Cup (Gross). Fromal did so by draining a 35-footer for birdie on the first playoff hole, No. 1 on his home course. He joined Tom Henry, Joe Maxwell and Mark Smith to take the 1999 Senior Four-Man Team. Fromal represented GAP in the 2001 Senior Challenge Matches.
Prior to his success on the golf course, Fromal, of Folsom, Pa., thrived on the basketball court. A Ridley High School graduate, he earned a spot in the Delaware County 1,000 Point Club and Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame. Fromal served in the Pennsylvania National Guard before continuing his education and basketball career at La Salle University. At the collegiate level, he emerged as the lead scorer on La Salle’s 1964-65 team. In 1965, Fromal was named an All-American and subsequently drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame in 2009.
Fromal is survived by his wife of 51 years, Suzanne; children Steven and Amy; grandchildren Riley, Quinn, William, Eli, Eliza and Mia; and siblings Leo, Helen, Emma and Clint. Services will be private due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fromal’s name may be made to The Delco Group.
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 288 Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.