Dick Hoover, an original Professional Bowler’s Association member, dies at age 79By AP
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Dick Hoover, original PBA member, dies at 79
AKRON, Ohio — Dick Hoover, one of the original members of the Professional Bowlers Association, has died. He was 79.
Hoover, who won two American Bowling Congress Masters titles in the 1950s, helped start the PBA in 1958 with founder Eddie Elias, an attorney in Akron, Ohio.
The PBA, now based in Seattle, said Hoover died Thursday in Akron. No other details were released.
Hoover won four PBA titles, including the Masters and All Star. He was inducted into the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in Arlington, Texas, in 1974.
Hoover owned and operated Dick Hoover’s Lanes in Brunswick, Ohio.
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