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Legendary Columnist Larry Felser Dies at 80

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Longtime Buffalo News sports editor Larry Felser passed away today at 80.

His career began with the old Courier-Express in 1953, joining the Buffalo News in 1965.

He was sports editor for 20 years, writing a weekly column until last year.

Felser is best known for his work in covering the Bills from their AFL beginnings in 1960 until his retirement in 2001.

You know you are a beloved sportswriter, when you cover a team fearlessly for many years and the owner sends out a statement when you die.   Here's what  Buiffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson had to say about Felser's passing:

I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Larry Felser. Larry was there at the beginning of the American Football League and along with fellow reporters such as Will McDonough and others, played an important role in the growth of our league. He was the consummate professional—tough, but fair, and never one to shy away from clearly stating his opinion. I had tremendous respect for Larry and we developed a deep friendship that lasted throughout our lifetimes. We shared some great laughs over the years and that’s what I am remembering most today about Larry. I will truly miss him. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his lovely wife, Beverly, and their family

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04/24/2013 5:18PM
Legendary Columnist Larry Felser Dies at 80
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