Thursday, April 24, 2008

DON GILLIS, 1922-2008

A Christus Vincit Sports Obituary

I've mentioned a few times before that I am a longtime fan of candlepin bowling. Longtime Boston sportscaster and host of WCVB-TV Channel 5's Candlepin Bowling Don Gillis died last night after suffering a series of strokes within the last three weeks. He's also had Alzheimer's in recent years. He was 85.

Candlepin Bowling aired on Channel 5 in Boston from 1958-1996. Don replaced Jim Britt as host until 1967 and stayed on until the show's finale.

Fellow YouTuber Wolfman posted this montage of some of Don's highlights. Enjoy!


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