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PBA Hall of Famer Andy Marzich Dies at 74

SEATTLE, Wash. (May 20, 2010) - Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Andy Marzich of Torrance, Calif., died Tuesday (May 18) after a battle with cancer. He was 74.

Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1990, Marzich was a six-time PBA Tour titlist who won all six of his titles between 1962 and '64 with three titles coming in 1963 and two in 1964.

Also a member of the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, Marzich won three USBC Open Championships (formerly American Bowling Congress Tournament) titles which included the 1960 doubles (with partner Dick Jensen), 1964 Classic team title, with the famed Falstaff Beer team, and another Classic Team title in 1966 with Ace Mitchell Shur-Hooks. It was also with the Falstaff team that he won the 1963 National Team Match Game title.

Long-Time PBA East Region Leader Tony Lakawicz Dies

Tony Lakawicz of Elmwood Park, N.J., who spent nearly 35 years as tournament director and organizational leader in the PBA East Region, died on April 28 at the age of 92.

Lakawicz was a shop manager for Servo Tek in Hawthorne, N.J., for more than 40 years before retiring and spending another 10 years working the control counter at Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park. The long-time Elmwood Park Elks Lodge member and Elmwood Park fire department chaplain was an avid bowler as well, once being a member of a five-man team that held the team game and series world records.

Lakawicz is a member of the Paterson Old Timers, New Jersey Bowling, Bergen County Bowling and Passaic County Bowling Halls of Fame.

Valerie Ambrose, brother Joseph and three grandchildren. Services were held Monday in Elmwood Park. The family asks that any memorials be sent to the Elmwood Park Elks Lodge #60 Special Children's Committee, 192 Market St., Elmwood Park, NJ 07407.

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