Native of Maine was sports editor and golf writer for the Springfield Newspapers for 42 years; started in business in 1916; Western Mass. Tee Party honoree in 1949; known in newsroom for sense of humor and fast typing speed; well-known for covering local four-balls; in professional travels, befriended the likes of Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen; began newspaper’s hole-in-one contest, now in 76th year; retired in 1958; spent 16-month tour of duty with U.S. Army during World War I; married to Mary M. Donovan, with daughter Maria; died age 83, on day between U.S. Olympic hockey team’s win over Russia and Finland.