A tragi news hit us today, Dan Roundfield the former NBA player died in Aruba saving his wife Bernie Roundfield who was drowning at Baby Beach.
59 –year-old Dan Roundfield aka “Dr. Rounds” was born in Detroit, Michigan. He studied at Chadsey Senior High School and later went to Central Michigan University, where he was selected the 1975 M.A.C. Player of the Year.
The Cleveland, Cavaliers selected him during the 1975 NBA Draft 2nd Round 28th pick. During his 12 season at the NBA he played with the Indiana Pacers (1975-78), Atlanta Hawks (1978-84), Pistons (1984-85), Washington Bullets (1985-87), after that he went to play with the Auxilium Torino in Italy, after his retirement in 1988 he moved to Atlanta where he was living with his family, that included his beloved wife Bernie Roundfield.
60 year-old Bernadine Owens Roundfield also known as Bernie Roundfield was born on January 21st, 1952, before settling in Roswell, Georgia she lived in San Tan Valley in Arizona and Queen Creek. Bernie and her husband are the proud parents of their sons 33-year-old Christopher and 36-year-old Corey, and grandparents of two adorable grandsons Cabot and Caden born to her son Corey and his wife Catherine
If I am correct Christopher Roundfield went to the University of Dayton received his master in Business administration in 2012 and doctor of Law in 2011. For almost 4 years he was a service rep for Nabisco Biscuit Company until 2008. While Corey got his B.A in English in 2998 from Florida State University and will be getting his JD, MPA in 2013from the University of Dayton School of Law. Corey worked as a sales rep at Megafood and AT&T, last year he was a 9th grade instructor at the Law and Leadership Institute and this year he became a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Gail S. Tusan at the Superior Court of Fulton County.
Bernie and Dan Roundfield have been regular travelers at Aruba on August 6th, Bernie was nearly drowning in the rough waters at Baby Beach, her husband helped her out of the water, tragically he didn’t make it out of the water alive. Bernie was treated for shocked..
“We always go to Baby Beach, and we go there because it’s so safe,” she told The Associated Press. “It happened so fast.
“People knew he was a great husband, a great dad, a great grandfather,” Bernie Roundfield said. “They knew he would help his friends or any other person who needed help.”
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