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October 25, 2010 

Rick McKinney joins Archery Hall of Fame Board of Directors

With the passing of long time AHOF board member, Glenn St Charles, Rick McKinney of Gilbert, Arizona was recently appointed to fill the vacated spot on the AHOF Board of Directors. His long history of involvement in the archery community as a Olympian, Competitor, Coach, and Journalist, makes Rick a valued asset to the AHOF  board. Co founder and publisher of Archery Focus Magazine Rick has written hundred’s of articles for magazines around the world. Rick’s career in archery began in 1965 working in at his family’s business, Paul’s Archery Center in Muncie, Indiana. Four Olympic medals and eight world championships later he continues to be a driving force in the archery world.

October 6th, 2010

Charles Pierson passes away

Charles “Charlie” Pierson passed away peacefully, October 6th, 2010 after a long illness. His long time caretakers and friends Lara Schweder and Liz Patton were with him at the end. Both spent countless hours at the Meadow Brook Care Center with Charlie. Their daily visits and tender loving care over the years added extra years to his life. They were devoted friends.

Perhaps not so well known as some archery legends, Charles was a giant in the Cincinnati area as well as the state of Ohio and much of the Midwest.

 He was a master flight shooter, having won many titles with the foot bow, he established many long distance flight records with an arrow. His expertise playing “Archery Golf” made him a sought after teacher to learn his technique at long distance shots with a hand-held flight bow of his design.

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September 19th 2010

One of Archery's last pioneers gone

Glenn St.Charles passes at 98

Many aspire but few are chosen.....

     Pope & Young Founder

It is with great sadness we bring you the news of Glenn St. Charles' passing. Glenn passed away September 19th at 6:20 am in  Seattle, Washington after a short illness. His family  was with him at the time. His last words spoken to his son Joe were,   "Such a Deal".

He left a legacy that will never be forgotten. Glenn will be missed by all of us who knew and loved him.

Glenn St.Charles, 98, author, bowyer and archery pioneer, passed away peacefully at his home, after a short illness, September 19, 2010. His children and dog, Pepper by his side. Glenn graduated in 1930 from West Seattle High School. Glenn, with wife Margaret, opened Northwest Archery Company in 1949, in Normandy Park  and were In business for over 50 years. He is one of a handful credited with legitimizing the bow and arrow for big game hunting in Washington as well as the rest of the United States in the 1950's.

 In 1961, Glenn founded The Pope and Young Club, North America's Bowhunting Big Game Record Keeping Organization. He was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in 1991. Glenn wrote two books, 'Bows on the Little Delta' and 'Billets to Bow'. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 11 years, Marjorie, and his wife of 51 years, Margaret. Survived by his 5 children, Linda St.Charles, Jay St.Charles (Karen), Suzanne St.Charles Hammond (Roger), Joe St.Charles (Cynthia) and Rochelle Hughes (William). As well as his 6 grandchildren, Robin, Erin, Adrienne, Sophia, Alex and Ben and 3 great grandchildren, Breckin, KJ and Jake.


 Glenn was born in 1911 in Seattle, Washington, and knew from an early age that the bow and arrow was something he wanted to spend his life exploring.  His father was a timber cruiser and Glenn made many a walk in the woods with his Dad where he learned about the types of trees from which he would later design and make bows.


Founding the Pope and Young Club was one of his greatest accomplishments and also one of his most difficult challenges. In the 1950s, it was obvious that in the eyes of the public bowhunting needed credibility if it was to survive. At that time it was Karl Palmatier, President of the NFAA, who asked Glenn for help in making this possible. Over 50 years later Glenn is known as the man who almost single-handedly made the doubters believe that the bow was a viable hunting weapon.


In 1958 Glenn was awarded the NFAA.’s highest award, the Compton Medal of Honor, and in 1991 he was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame. He also was presented with Pope and Young Club’s most prestigious Ishi Award. The list goes on and on. For more than eight decades Glenn had been involved with the sport he loved.

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June 29th 2010.......

Jean (Lee) Lombardo, Class of 1975, passes away at age 84

 M. Jean Lombardo -- 1925-2010, EAST LONGMEADOW - M. Jean (Lee) Lombardo passed away peacefully on June 29th, 2010 at age 84 after living a long and fulfilled life with her loving family and husband of 56 years, Raymond Lombardo.

Jean was born in Winona, Ontario, Canada to the late Dr. and Mrs. Walter W. Lee. Jean graduated from Greenfield High School in 1944 and from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science in Bacteriology. In 1948, Jean gained esteemed notoriety as an accomplished archer when she became the National Champion, a title she held until 1952. In 1950, she broke all existing records and was crowned World Champion in Copenhagen, Denmark, reigning for three years.

Jean was inducted into The Archery Hall of Fame with the Class of1975 which included Paul Crouch and Lida Howell.

 In addition to her athletic achievements, Jean worked at the Springfield Boys and Girls Club as the Assistant Director and in the Pension Department at Mass Mutual. In 1953, Jean met the love of her life Ray Lombardo, and they were married in 1954. Together they owned and operated Lombardo Tool and Machine Company for twenty-five years until their retirement.

 Although Jean accomplished much in her early life, her most treasured years were spent being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Jean's dedication to her family was tireless, and she devoted her life to them. She enjoyed her years spent vacationing at the Klondike Campgrounds in Otis, Mass. and was an avid fan of the New England Patriots. Jean's memory will be cherished by all of those she leaves behind.


July 2,  2010.......

Hall of Fame loses another, Ed Rohde passes away


Edward Carl “Ed” Rohde, 83, of Muscatine IA, died Friday, July 2, 2010, at his home.  A Memorial Service was held  on Tuesday, July 6, 2010,  in Muscatine. 


Ed was born on August 2, 1926, in Muscatine, the son of Edward H. and Margaret Stangle Rohde.  He married Janice Massey on February 17, 1951, in Muscatine.  He served in the US Navy during World War II.  Ed was a self-employed business contractor, retiring in 1990. 


He was also a professional archer, and in 1993 was inducted into the Iowa Archery Hall of Fame; in 2006, Ed joined his peers as he was  inducted into The Archery Hall of Fame in Springfield MO.  A life long dream has come true.


He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.


Ed will be sadly missed by all of those who knew and loved him.




Monday, April 26, 2010

Allen, Asbell, Compton and Gandy to be inducted

 into the Archery Hall of Fame, Class of 2010

Holless Wilber Allen, the person whose compound bow invention revolutionized the world of archery and tournament great Frank Gandy have been chosen to be inducted into the Archery Class of Fame, Class of 2010. Joining Allen and Gandy is G. Fred Asbell whose involvement in archery over the past 4 decades directly impacted the archery and bowhunting community. Also entering the class of 2010 will be William “Chief “ Compton, who along with Ishi, and Pope and Young paved the way for bowhunting as we know it today. Time and place of the induction to be announced later.

For more information see Spring Newsletter, 2010.


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