Dexter’s Mason passes

by Bob Johnson 0

Pat Mason, a long-time representative for Dexter Bowling as well as Dexter Golf, passed away today in his Sussex, Wis., home following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

A Dexter employee for more than 27 years, Mason covered the Illinois, northwest Indiana and Wisconsin territories as a Midwest sales representative for the company.

“Pat was an excellent salesperson with a deep commitment to Dexter, as well as a terrific friend," said Dexter Vice President Bud Clapsaddle.

"His personality and sense of humor kept his customers loyal over the past three decades. He will be sorely missed.”


Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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