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“Having college aged children of my own I only now realize the full impact Bob made on my life. Giving me my first opportunity to work in the WOWO...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Sheryce Quinn (Hilkey) - DE

“The hockey world has lost the greatest announcer ever known. Condolences to his family, friends, and fans. Rest in peace Mr. Chase. God Speed. ”
2 of 36 | Posted by: Kim Dager - Fort Wayne, IN

“Truly a legend has passed!!! Met Bob Many times as a kid in the early 1970's ((1970-1977) waiting for players autographs by the team locker room...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Carl Lindahl - North Canton, OH

“Dave,My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved father. Growing up with you, I never knew how famous your Dad was until years later. He was...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Ruth Richeson-Reidy - IN

“Bob was an inspiration for me to get into the broadcasting industry which lasted over 30 years. Thanks, Bob ”
5 of 36 | Posted by: Dave Emley - Waco, TX

“Mrs. Wallenstein, Kurt, Karin, David and your families,May your grief be lessened by the wonderful memories of a wonderful man. For all the...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Such a great man Thank you Bob always had the best stories on the bus rides Take care Swiss ”
7 of 36 | Posted by: Steve Wissman - Cape Coral, FL

“I can remember the only radio station that my parents would listen to was WOWO, so therefore we would listen to Komet games with Bob Chase calling...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Sharon Molargik - Fort Wayne, IN

“I have terrific memories of Bob calling the Komets games from the mid-60's while in middle school. I'll never forget the Turner Cup Champions of 1965...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Bill Haecker - Mattawan, MI

“So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. What a great man. ”
10 of 36 | Posted by: Sande Wappes - North Webster, IN

“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We had a lot of great memories over decades. We will all miss him. ”
11 of 36 | Posted by: Ron Ullyot - Apopka, FL - Friend

“Dear Morph, am so sorry about your loss. we use to be patients of Dr, Puiddy. ”
12 of 36 | Posted by: Charles And Sue Atkison - Garrett, IN

“Hockey game on the radio will never be the same It was my honor to be able to meet Mr. Chase He was a great man RIP Chaser Your memory will carry on...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Kathleen Adams

“I have been listing to him for a long time for the broadcast the Fort Wayne Komets even got into trouble from my parents when i had a radio under my...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“It was such an honor meeting him, we were both waiting for the elevator after a Komet game, I held the door open for him, told the others inside ...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Patrick Plummer - Fort Wayne, IN

“Listened to Komets hockey for many years with Bob [wowo]. I even got the chance to met him at a Wheeling Nailers game a few years back against Fort...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: James Novak - Monroville, PA

“My transistor radio cried all day Thursday ”
17 of 36 | Posted by: Grover Diemer - Fort Wayne, IN

“RIP Chaser. ”
18 of 36 | Posted by: Christy Steel - Fort Wayne, IN

“Been listening to my broadcast hero from Toronto since I was 8 years old. As a matter of fact, my nickname is "Chase" due to my admiration for him. ...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Alan Crawford - Toronto, ON

“Bob was always so friendly and had a good story to tell everytime I listened to him. Komet hockey will never be the same without him. ”
20 of 36 | Posted by: The Betz family - Fort Wayne

“Komets Hockey will never be the same. Our condolences to the Chase family, Former/Current Komets players, coaches, staff and friends. RIP Chaser. ”
21 of 36 | Posted by: Tiffany & Ollie Gephart - IN

“Bob Chase was one of a kind. I had the honor of working with him at Avilla Speedway and Baer Field Motorsports Park plus worked for him during the...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Billy Cunningham - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: CW

“My condolences go out to the Chase family and friends. I grew up in Auburn Indiana. As a family we would tune in to all the Komets games while at...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Jake Middaugh - Indianapolis, IN

“Although I have not lived in the Fort Wayne area for 40 years--I still remember listening to Bob on WOWO--May he rest in peace- ”
25 of 36 | Posted by: Diane Blaugh - Marshall, MI

“Bob was a great guy and always willing to talk to anyone who crossed his path. Even after the team would lose, Bob would still make everyone in the...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: Ashley Reynold - Fort Wayne, IN

“Bob was not only the heart of our hockey world, but also the heart of our city. He was known and loved by thousands, and will be missed by thousands...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Heather Lenington - Fort Wayne, IN

“RIP Bob Chase! I listened to you since I was a kid, you made hockey a better sport with your presence, I had a chance to see and talk to you 2/26/94...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Paul Zappardino - Baltimore, MD

“Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Bob. What an amazing life he had. Last time we saw him was when he was being honored last January at the...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa and Chris Underwood - IN

“So sorry for your loss. I grew up listening to him on WOWO. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.Melody King ”
30 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP Bob always knew that you would give me the right advise thought out the years.Ever if it was not what i wanted to hear. Thank You RIP my friend ”
31 of 36 | Posted by: Arnie Fugate - Hudson, FL

“Bob was an amazing man. I always enjoyed talking to him in the pressbox when he was in town. Rest in peace Bob. You'll be missed! ”
32 of 36 | Posted by: Rachel Thoma - maumee, OH

“I have enjoyed listening to Bob Chase my entire life. He will be missed. My condolences to the family. ”
33 of 36 | Posted by: Cathy Douglas - New haven, IN

“May God bless the family, RIP Chaser ”
34 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences go out to the familyI loved listening to Bob on WOWO broadcasting komet games Bob is to Fort Wayne as Harry Cary was to ChicagoGod...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Tom Boon - Claremont, CA

“Such a great guy....a giant in the industry and in mankind....one of the REALLY good guys who will truly be missed!! Deepest condolences and thanks...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Evelyn Sammetinger - Fort Wayne, IN


Bob Chase, 90, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Negaunee, MI, Bob worked as the Sports Director with WOWO Radio for 63 years. He was a member of the Elk Lodge #155 and Northern Michigan University Alumni Club. Bob was the Voice of the Fort Wayne Komets since 1953. Surviving are his wife Muriel "Murph" D. Wallenstein of Fort Wayne, IN; children David "Mike" M. Belfry of New Haven, Kurt A. (Jennifer) Wallenstein of Birmingham AL, Karin A. (Vic) Thomsen of Evergreen, CO and David J. (Tonja) Wallenstein of Huntsville, AL; sister, Marian Maki of Marquette, MI; 9 grandchildren including Erik, Kyle, Chad and Maggie and 11 great grandchildren including Chase, Hunter, Max, Caden and Grant. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Gunnard L. and Hazel J. Anderson. Visitation will be at Center Ice at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave, Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Churubusco, IN. Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight, Fort Wayne Youth Hockey and WOWO Penny Pitch. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com. You may email your favorite memory to bobchasetributes@gmail.com.