April 25, 2008
Journalist Detroit Free Press (1941 – 2006)
George Puscas was born in Detroit, Michigan and started working for the Detroit Free Press as a copy boy at the age of 14. He rose to full-time sportswriter and editor until 1992 and continued to be associated with the Free Press as a columnist until 2006. After serving in World War II and while still a student at Wayne State he was given his first byline in 1946, initially covering Wayne State, the University of Detroit, Lawrence Tech and Detroit high school athletic events. In 1957 he was given the task of covering the Pistons who had recently moved to Detroit from Fort Wayne as well as the Detroit Lions. His weekly column called “Love Letters” started in 1959 and became a staple in the Free Press until his retirement in 2006. George Puscas was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. He passed away on April 25, 2008 at 73 years of age.