Athletics News

Siena Honors its Finest Fan

Gino Turchi

Dec. 20, 2012

LOUDONVILLE (By Mark Mcguire) -- The 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic -- that's a station wagon for those not familiar with the bygone vehicle -- parked Wednesday afternoon on the front plaza of Siena's Marcelle Athletic Complex had two sets of golf clubs in the back hatch, the clubs lying alongside a Siena hat and duffel bag.

The car, belonging to a man who never graduated high school, had a "Siena College Faculty/Staff" permit hanging from the rearview mirror. Only one name appeared on the tag: Gino.

The station wagon is dented, rusted, scuffed and pockmarked. Everyone who knew whose it was smiled. They got the wordless eulogy.

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