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Elected in 1979 … 1947 Pearl River High graduate … one of the finest all-round athletes ever to don a Pirate uniform … All-County in football, basketball and baseball his senior year … a basketball forward who led his team in scoring four straight years, finishing with 752 points in 64 games … deadly one-handed jump-shooter in era of two-handed set shots … a baseball shortstop who batted .368 over four years and made All-County three times … also fine pitcher who fired a one-hit shutout in Pearl River’s county championship-clinching 8-0 win over Haverstraw in ‘47 … as a football quarterback, he threw 16 touchdown passes, amassed 2,086 yards and captained Pirates to share of county title in ‘46 … also starred for the semipro Pearl River Wildcats football team and Pearl River Cubs baseball team … Ablondi was killed in the Korean War in 1951 at age 23.