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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Bob Locke, Longtime Voice of East Aurora Sports, Dies at 80

Bob Locke, the longtime voice of East Aurora Tomcats, who did play-by-play on radio stations such as WMRO and WKKD until 1995, died Sunday at 80.

Locke became the sports director for WMRO in 1960 after being in the Army and Korean War, eventually becoming the news director.

He also broadcast West Aurora games until helping Neil Ormund, the longtime voice of the West Aurora Blackhawks, get started.  Ormund is now the President of the West Aurora School Board.

"He was a dedicated city leader who was really the founder of the whole world of high school broadcasting we have today" said Ormund.

Locke also worked at Home Savings and Loan and was a trustee for two decades for the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8pm on Thursday at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive in Sugar Grove and the funeral will be at 11am Friday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 1233 Douglas Road, Montgomery.

Note:  Stephanie Lulay contributed to this story

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