Saturday, December 1, 2012
Howard Etling steered the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis into a force to be reckoned with.
My most vivid memory of Howard Etling was from a position on first base on a dusty softball field in Forest Park during a regular Thursday game in the St. Louis Softball Association's Media League. Howard was in his 70s at the time. but it didn't matter whether it was a scrappy sales rep from a local ad agency, or a big beefy dockhand from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Howard's easy slow-pitch delivery was effortlessly made. The rest of the team was expected to handle the fly balls and grounders that came our way. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Howard F. Etling, 98, a lifelong south St. Louisan, died of natural causes Nov. 30 at the Meramec Bluffs nursing home where he had lived since 2008. He leaves behind…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sports editor Dennis Barnidge passed away this weekend. His funeral is Tuesday morning. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports his death comes after a battle with cancer.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Frank Bick died Wednesday in his Ladue home, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Frank Bick, one of the founders of what is now called the Suburban Journals, passed away Wedesday in his Ladue home. Suburban Journals Publisher Jennifer Wood has not returned Patch's call for a comment on the matter. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the weekly paper's founder was 85 and had recently suffered stroke. Bick also owned several radio stations and a St. Louis-based sports marketing company, the Post reports. Did you know Frank Bick? If so, please post a comment in the box below.