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Bob Chase photo gallery

Komets long-time announcer Bob Chase, right, interviews then-Komets coach Al Sims during the 1991 season. Chase, who has been battling health troubles much of this past year, died last night at the age of 90. 
Komets long-time announcer Bob Chase, right, interviews then-Komets coach Al Sims during the 1991 season. Chase, who has been battling health troubles much of this past year, died last night at the age of 90. 
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Bob Chase came to Fort Wayne in June 1953 from the Upper Penninsula of Michigan to work for WOWO radio and a general studio broadcaster. He started broadcasting the Fort Wayne Komets the following winter and and completed his 63rd season with the team last spring.
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Bob Chase came to Fort Wayne in June 1953 from the Upper Penninsula of Michigan to work for WOWO radio and a general studio broadcaster. He started broadcasting the Fort Wayne Komets the following winter and and completed his 63rd season with the team last spring.
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Chase and his wife Muriel (Murph) were married for 66 years. Their actual last name is Wallenstein, but he took Chase for his on-air name because it was Murph's maiden name.
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Chase and his wife Muriel (Murph) were married for 66 years. Their actual last name is Wallenstein, but he took Chase for his on-air name because it was Murph's maiden name.
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Before coming to Fort Wayne, Chase served four years in the Navy and studied for four years at Northern Michigan University. 
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Before coming to Fort Wayne, Chase served four years in the Navy and studied for four years at Northern Michigan University. 
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Chase interviewed Elvis Presley before his Memorial Coliseum performance on March 30, 1957. The interview has since been included in the collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
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Chase interviewed Elvis Presley before his Memorial Coliseum performance on March 30, 1957. The interview has since been included in the collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
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Former Komets goaltender Robbie Irons served as Chase's broadcast partner for the home games for more almost 25 years. 
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Former Komets goaltender Robbie Irons served as Chase's broadcast partner for the home games for more almost 25 years. 
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In 2012, Bob Chase celebrated with family members in Dallas when he received the Lester Patrick Award from USA Hockey and the National Hockey League for service to the sport in the United States. From left are son David Wallenstein, wife Murph, Chase, and daughter Karin Thomsen and her husband Vic. 
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In 2012, Bob Chase celebrated with family members in Dallas when he received the Lester Patrick Award from USA Hockey and the National Hockey League for service to the sport in the United States. From left are son David Wallenstein, wife Murph, Chase, and daughter Karin Thomsen and her husband Vic. 
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Thursday, November 24, 2016 07:01 am
WOWO and Komets legend Bob Chase passed away early Thursday morning surrounded by family.       

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