July 3, 1935 ~ May 18, 2010
Andrew (Andy) J. Marzich
July 3, 1935-May 18, 2010
Andy was born on July 3, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Southern California at an early age. He attended Leuzinger High School in Lawndale. He worked for Northrop Corporation in his early adult life where he met his wife of 47 years, Lori, who passed away on December 15, 2003. Growing up in and around bowling alleys as a teenager, he went on to pursue his ambition to become a Professional Bowler. He was considered a winner at all levels, capturing six Professional Bowlers Association titles, three American Bowling Congress Tournament eagles, and the National Team Match Game Championship. Because of his tournament triumphs and his consistent cashing record on the tour, Andy was elected to the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame in 1990. Two years later, the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame welcomed him. After his professional bowling and touring days were over, Andy became the proprietor of Andy Marzich's Pro Bowl in San Pedro. He had a fondness for the ocean and enjoyed taking friends to Catalina on his boat. Although he resided and enjoyed living in Torrance through most of his life, he also considered San Pedro his home and considered the people there some of the nicest in the world.
To quote a recent bowling writer's obituary, "Star bowler . . . proprietor . . . instructor. Andy Marzich did it all, and will go down in bowling history as one of the West Coast's biggest stars."
At his request, no services are planned.
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