Arnold Denny RisenDate of Birth: 10/09/1924
Date of Death: 08/04/2012
Arnold “Stilts” Risen was born in Lexington, Kentucky on October 9, 1924 and passed away in Beechwood, Ohio on August 4, 2012 at the age of 87. He was the son of the late John Denny and Elvira Scroggins Risen.
“Flash” as he was known locally was a 1942 graduate of the Williamstown High School where he was named “Alumni of the Year” in 2012, attended Eastern Kentucky University and Ohio State University where he played on 2 “Final Four” Basketball Teams. Arnie was selected for the NBA All Star Team 4 times and became a member of the N.B.A. Hall of Fame in 1998. He was a member of the Rochester Royals and the Boston Celtics where he led each team to a National Championships. A street in Williamstown has been named in his honor.
Mr. Risen, former owner of “Arnie’s Construction” in Rochester, NY, is survived by his son, Dennis Risen of Pepper Pike, OH; his daughter, Barbara Reisenauer of West Chester, OH; his sister, Ruth Sterling of Silver Springs, MD; five granddaughters and two great grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death: Harold “Mark” Risen and John D. Risen.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at the Elliston – Stanley Funeral Home, 500 N. Main St., Williamstown, KY 41097. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Burial will be in the Williamstown Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer SocietyEmail obituary
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L.C. Allen (08/08/2012 11:38 am)As a child we lived up the road from Mrs. Risen. At that time Mr. Risen was playing for the Boston Celtics and we would see him a small screen TV. When he came to visit a bunch of little boys would go to her house. We couldn't believe anyone like him came from our town. Mr. Risen was always so kind and patient with us. He was not only a very gifted basketball player, he was a very nice man. His autographs and related items are still sold on NBA sites. I am very sorry to hear of his passing.
Patsy Benton (08/08/2012 11:36 am)
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