We're saddened by the loss of some of the duckpin game's cornerstones in their own private lair. It's always a heavy blow when our acquaintances have departed, and it's hard to believe they're no longer with us. Perhaps we can take some solace in the fact that although everyone loses life's final battle, still, life's victories far outweigh its defeats. Our fond memories ultimately have the last laugh on death, because the great memories live on beyond death--and when you come right down to it, 'passing', is ultimately just a completion to one's life. Here we remember some of our great friends from the duckpin game.
Arthur "Pete" Potts
Also, we'll sorely miss Gary Kilmer, who was frequently active in leagues at AMF College Park. Gary was another nice guy, and known as a real 'happy-go-lucky' personality.
The WNDA lost one of its cherished members in Mary Garner. Mary was a staunch supporter of the ladies tour and always a class act.
O'Neil passed away in late summer, and will long be remembered. Hailing from Norfolk, VA, he was ranked the Number One duckpinner in the country in 1961, and 3rd ranked in 1962. A former pro tour winner, Wynne faithfully supported the tour and bowled competitively on the DPBA in 5 decades. Known as a real gentleman, O'Neill was a true credit to the game.
And a final note on the passing of Russell "Buster" Bissett. Russ was a formidable player on the DPBA pro tour for many years. Never to be taken lightly, he was always a threat to put up a big score, no matter how the day was going. Russell made a number of cuts on the pro tour, and is remembered by many as a vendor of quality sports shirts, jackets, and other merchandise in the bowling centers.
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