|Vernon P. "Bomber" Bame|
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|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1939|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 2011|
Vernon P. 'Bomber' Bame
PORTAGE -- Vernon P. "Bomber" Bame, 72, of Portage, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center Bowling Green.
He was born January 14, 1939 in Bluffton, Ohio to S. Clarence & Reba (Rusmisel) Bame. He married Kathleen Snyder on July 17, 1960 and she survives of Portage.
Vern is also survived by his mother, Reba of Findlay, son, Richard A., daughters, Karen E. Glassford, Maria J. Roberts, brothers, Ralph of Glenville, WV, John of Washington, sisters, Linda Bjork of Dodge City, KS, Susan Hoover of Walthill, Nebraska, grandchildren, Troy & Cody Bame, Jimmy, Alex, Paul Anne Glassford, Chelsea Roberts.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Betty Brauneller.
Vern (better known as "Bomber") graduated from Hardin Northern High School in 1956, Manchester College with a B.S. degree in 1960 and received his Master's Degree from Syracuse University in 1964. He taught Physics & Chemistry at Riverdale High School, Bowling Green Jr. High School, Kenton High School and for 25 years at North Baltimore High School retiring in 1991.
He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Portage, former member of the Bowling Green Elk's Lodge, and an avid softball player for over 40 years in the Bowling Green & Northwest Ohio area. "Bomber" was a fierce competitor on the softball field where he won numerous awards and championships, but he was also a great friend to hundreds of players and coaches during his long playing career.
One of the original "Pondo Bombers", along with Phil Boze, known as the "Red Man" both softball legends, each got their names from the countless number of home runs and the miles of line drives they accumulated over the years of playing. Bomber was known for his quick witted comments and his humor around his many teammates over the years. A great softball player, teacher, & friend, he will be greatly missed by his former teammates and fans. Bomber was one of the original corner stone members of the BG Connection team, that dominated regional softball for 20 years. Bomber was an unselfish player that would do anything to help his team to win. He was well known as one of the best clutch hitters in the game of softball and was well respected by all his opponents.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church Portage. Rev. Bruce McDaniel will officiate.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the DUNN FUNERAL HOME, 408 W. Wooster St. located in the Historical District of Bowling Green. Burial will be held in Rudolph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the church, North Baltimore Alumni Fund or Bridge Hospice.
Condolences, fond memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting: www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
Samuel Clarence Bame (1913 - 1995)
Reba Virginia Rusmisel Bame (1916 - 2013)
Vernon P. Bame (1939 - 2011)
Elizabeth Arlene Bame Orwick - Brauneller (1943 - 2005)*
Created by: K. Clinard
Record added: Jun 24, 2011
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