In Memory

David Truelock

David Truelock

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04/11/19 09:49 AM #1    

John Kennedy

RIP Dave.

Thanks for all the fond memories Mighty Mite.

04/11/19 11:18 AM #2    

Armando Cortado

i didn't know dave truelock?  i knew of him from little league to high school an athlete and competator a true spartan R.I.P. you made it home.

04/12/19 01:58 PM #3    

Jim Eshbach

I also knew Dave, we did play baseball together and both of us made the All Stars every year.  I also worked at Rohr from 1964 to 2017 and I was lucky that Dave's father was a Dircator of Operations and yes, he took good care of me.

04/14/19 07:52 AM #4    

Peter Rombold

I remember Dave as well.  He always had a smile on his face and was in deed a live wire.  We once played "burn out" where we got about 30 feet apart and started throwing a baseball back and forth...has hard as we could.  I lost

04/14/19 05:06 PM #5    

Alex Duckworth-Ford (Alex Ford)

Dave Trulock,

He showed up one day on the playground at Chula Jr. He didn't rush in and just lay back a bit. Then he got into a pick up game on the play ground and just dominated the game and his team won I believe, although that wasn't the important part. This new kid at the school was short but oh man, could he play! Then it wasn't long before everyone in the city found out that Dave was a baseball player. There really isn't such a thing as a small shortstop. Too small to play catcher. Yet this kid could play no matter what position he wound up being placed in by his coach. It appeared that he had instilled in him, team play, from the time he was small. Then off he went to the "real baseball school" in the city, CV. (Turned out that both schools had lots of talented baseball players on their teams/squads.) Dave was some sort of an All-Star no matter what sport he played or where he went. I thought that some day he would wind up in the major leagues, but that was not to be.

One time as I went back up to Hilltop Jr. with my basketball in hand to shoot some hoops by myself, who should show up but Dave Trulock. He asked me, "Can you make a basket?" I said some. I hit three11-13 footers in a row. He said, "Game of horse.?" I said, "Sure!" I hit what for me was three really long shots in a row and Dave matched them and I missed. So now Dave set the bar. He moved way back, somewhere not that far from the half-court line. He never missed. H-O-R-S-E. Game over. Dave had been looking for someone who I hadn't seen. That was the last time I saw him except in a basketball game or hearing of him in the sports section of the newspaper. Seemed to me like he was charismatic and he had a healthy respect for people and for life. That to me was Dave Trulock. Alex

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