Joyce Hall Passes Away

by Bob Johnson 0

Luby Publishing Inc. and Bowlers Journal International lost one of its family members last night when Joyce Hall, the wife of long-time BJI columnist Wally Hall, passed away after fighting ovarian cancer.
The Halls had been married for 57 years. In a note sent to friends, Wally referred to Joyce as "my beautiful wife and sweetheart for 57 years." Hall said that she passed away "peacefully and comfortably in her sleep."
Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Wally Hall remains on sabbatical from his popular "Hall Marks" column.
The entire LPI and BJI family sends deepest condolences to Wally and the entire Hall family.

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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