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Bob Holden


March 1945 –October 2000

A Tribute – by Jeffrey Hersh, L.A. Pool League President, teammate and FRIEND 


It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our longtime League member and dear friend and supporter, Bob Holden. After a long illness, he passed peacefully on October 6, 2000 at the Alliance Nursing Center of Echo Park in Los Angeles. 

A member of our League for well over twenty years, Bob was a high performer, a fierce competitor and true sportsman. For many years, he held the record for Championship Team titles at a seemingly insurmountable total of fifteen!  His native ability to digest, analyze and retain statistical information was remarkable. As a former League Historian and member of the Board of Governors, his experience, guidance and sense of continuity provided stability and order on an ever-changing League landscape. The League awarded him its highest honor for outstanding service, “The Mike LaVoie Award,” during the spring 1981 season. 


In the summer of 1982, Bob and Roy Hutchinson co-founded the 9-Ball League, which continues to draw many of the regular players from our larger 8-Ball League. It has thrived and will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in July 2001.  

His mind was always intellectually active. His knowledge and passion for the motion picture industry, entertainment and sports world was exceptional and he was a rare combination of both book and street smart. Steve Montgomery, his devoted and loving partner of 24 years, his two closest cousins, Cathi and Barbara, and a host of friends survive him. Bob'’s inspirational spirit, sense of humor and positive outlook will be sorely missed. He now becomes a part of our fondest memories.

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