The Post-Journal

'Ben' Bishop, 54, Sports Figure, Dies In Hospital

Bernard J. (Ben) Bishop, 54, of 313 Arlington Ave., died at 6:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 1970, in Jamestown General Hospital.

Born October 14, 1915 in Marysville, Ohio, he was the son of Bernhardt J. and Elizabeth Mader Bishop.

Mr. Bishop, a resident of Jamestown since 1938, was a partner with his father-in-law, B.H. Ruland, in the accounting firm of Ruland and Bishop. He was secretary of the Field and Wright Corp.

He was a graduate of Marysville High School in 1933 and College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, in 1937. While at Wooster, he was a member of the golf team and held four track records that were not broken until recently. An avid golfer, he was 12 times champion at Moon Brook Country Club and county champion four times.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and had been an elder, trustee and treasurer of the church.

Mr. Bishop had been treasurer and on the board of directors of Moon Brook Country Club and the Sportsman’s Club, a member of the Fenton Park Historical Society, and a former member and treasurer of the Optimist Club.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille R. Bishop whom he married October 29, 1938; a son, Steven M. Bishop, Frewsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Gary H. Pearson, Hamburg; and Miss Susan M. Bishop, with United Air Lines in Chicago; a grandson, Michael T. Bishop, Frewsburg; two granddaughters, Sandra K. Bishop of Frewsburg; and Tracy S. Pearson, Hamburg; two sisters, Mrs. Clara L. Skelly, Wooster, Ohio; and Mrs. Louis R. Linzinmeir, Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John L. Schmidt, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.


The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.

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