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  • IMS Radio Network - Past Reporters Burial Sites?

    Hello all! I have been a big fan of the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, and am interested in finding where many of their reporters over the years are buried at. So far, I have located/visited Sid Collins and Luke Walton, but unfortunately that's all.

    I've tried using FindAGrave.com, which has helped with some (mainly discovering that Chuck Marlowe and Freddie Agabashian were cremated and not buried) but there are still several holes for other anchors. I'm relatively new to TrackForum, but I thought maybe some people here would be able to help out. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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    Search for newspaper obituaries in archives, either online or at local libraries. Then check the individual obituaries to see where they were to be interred. That's what I had to do for the Racers at Rest Project and Motorsport Memorial. Some went beyond that, and required inspection of death certificates to find the interment location. In a few cases, that didn't even help to locate them.

    Had he been interred, Fred Agabashian woud likely have been interred somewhere in the East Bay area, as he spent much of his life in various cities in the East Bay.
    "Versions of a story that are more tidy, compact, and camera-ready should generally be viewed as historically suspect." - Jackson Landers

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JThur1 View Post
      Search for newspaper obituaries in archives, either online or at local libraries. Then check the individual obituaries to see where they were to be interred. That's what I had to do for the Racers at Rest Project and Motorsport Memorial. Some went beyond that, and required inspection of death certificates to find the interment location. In a few cases, that didn't even help to locate them.

      Had he been interred, Fred Agabashian woud likely have been interred somewhere in the East Bay area, as he spent much of his life in various cities in the East Bay.
      Thanks! I did do a bit of research yesterday in obituaries and on the Indianapolis Star archives and found a few (Jim Shelton, John DeCamp, Bill Frosch and Jack Shapiro), but Lou Palmer is definitely the biggest one I'm missing. But, I'll keep plugging away!

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        OK, you get the award for the Most Obscure IndyCar Nostalgia Subject of the Year.
        "Charging a man with murder here was like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500."- Capt. Willard, Apocolypse Now
        "Ain't nuthin' like [being with a woman], 'cept maybe the Indy 500."- Bunny, Platoon
        "To alcohol! The cause of- and solution to- all of life's problems."- Homer J. Simpson

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ScoRich223 View Post
          ..... but Lou Palmer is definitely the biggest one I'm missing. ......
          I assume you know that Palmer was just his on air name and his actual last name was Perunko.

          https://www.modbee.com/sports/nascar...le3100307.html

          https://flannerbuchanan.com/obit/louis-a-perunko/


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          • #6
            Originally posted by indyrjc View Post

            I assume you know that Palmer was just his on air name and his actual last name was Perunko.

            https://www.modbee.com/sports/nascar...le3100307.html

            https://flannerbuchanan.com/obit/louis-a-perunko/

            Yes, I discovered that during my searches, but thank you!

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