Who knew when I started this Blog back in 2010 that one of the more popular features of it would be obituaries, or comments on "Absent Friends", a term coined by the great sportswriter Red Smith.
Before reviewing the entire list, I need to comment upon a personal loss for Marilyn and I, and to the entire Sproule Family, and that would be the death of our dear friend Bill Montrose.
I have written of Bill extensively in the past, and many of you out there have come to know him, or at least of him, through his many contributions both to this Blog and on Facebook. He was a terrific guy, and we miss him greatly.
So, as to the other Absent Friends, The Grandstander remembered thirty-seven of them in 2018, and they were a varied lot. We remember them one final time in 2018.
Jerry Van Dyke
Linda Brown Thompson
Mary Alice Gorman
George H.W. Bush
Rest In Peace, All.