Pennsylvania Proprietor Glenn Montgomery Passes Away

by Bob Johnson 0

Glenn Montgomery was an avid sports participant and fan — his interests included tennis, golf, softball and baseball — but he devoted much of his life to yet another sport: bowling.

Montgomery, with wife Darlene, was the long-time proprietor of 222 Dutch Lanes in Ephrata, Pa., and in 1980 was elected to the Lancaster County Bowling Hall of Fame for bowling excellence. (See the Lancaster men’s Hall of Fame roster here: http://www.lancasterbowling.org.)

He passed away on Jan. 19 at the Maple Farms Nursing Center in Akron, Pa. He was 73.

In addition to the local bowling hall, Montgomery also was a member of the Lancaster County Softball Hall of Fame.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lancaster USBC Youth, 3440 Columbia Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603, for a youth scholarship fund in Montgomery’ memory.

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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