LPBT co-founder, PWBA Hall of Famer John Falzone dies at age 80

LPBT co-founder, PWBA Hall of Famer John Falzone dies at age 80

ARLINGTON, Texas – John Falzone of Morris Chapel, Tennessee, co-founder of the Ladies Professional Bowlers Tour and a Professional Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Famer, died Monday at the age of 80.

Falzone co-founded the LPBT in 1981 shortly after the dissolution of the Women’s Professional Bowlers Association.

He served as both LPBT President and Commissioner while tour operations were headquartered at The Cherry Bowl in his hometown of Rockford, Illinois.

Among Falzone’s many achievements while running the LPBT was his development of Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall’s umbrella sponsorship of the tour, which helped guarantee that the sport’s best female competitors would have a world class venue to compete in on a yearly basis.

That accomplishment and many others led to Falzone’s 1996 enshrinement in the PWBA Hall of Fame in the Meritorious/Builder Category, which is reserved for those who have advanced the PWBA as an organization and promoted the PWBA Tour through media.

Falzone is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathy Falzone, his son Benny, daughters Brenda and Bonnie and by multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

More information on services for Falzone will be available soon.

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