Buzz Bishop Has Died. Long Live Buzz Bishops.

Buzz Bishop Has Died. Long Live Buzz Bishop.

I share my name with a number of other men. I’m sure you have a number of Google/Facebook/Twitter Twins out there as well.

I had thought this radio personality name was a little unique, but it’s not.

I knew of Buzz Bishop, owner of EMS from Ohio. Effective Marketing Solutions was a company he built in 1999 to position steel producing companies for rapid growth in target markets.

In 2008 I saw video of the other Buzz Bishop at a wrestling match.

This weekend, my Google Alerts lit up with mentions of another Buzz Bishop. This one, from West Virginia, had died.

Byron Joseph “Buzz” Bishop Sr was 82.

“He was born January 15, 1931, in Moundsville, WV, son of the late Joseph and Katherine Steele Bishop.

“Buzz” was a retired iron worker with Local #549 of Wheeling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Fish Bishop; and a daughter, Nancy Neidert.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathie Auth and her husband, Ron of Waldorf, MD; a son, Byron Joseph “Buzz” Bishop, Jr. and his wife Sherry of Wheeling, WV; a son-in-law, Ralph Neidert of Nanjemoy, MD; nine grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Carney and her husband, Francis of Seville, OH; and several nieces and nephews.”
via The Intelligencer

The service for Buzz Bishop Sr is tonight.

This Buzz Bishop, had a son Buzz Bishop Jr. who still lives in Wheeling, WV. While trying to find more information on Buzz Bishop Jr, I started poking through Facebook and discovered there is A LOT of men named Buzz Bishop.

There’s Buzz Bishop, the retired firefighter from Greeley, Colorado. Bobby Bishop, who goes by the nickname Buzz, from Portola, California. He likes to hunt, fish, and used to own a company called Tree Gorilla. Another Buzz Bishop is a welder in Iowa.

And now, we play a man down. Buzz Bishop Has Died. Long Live Buzz Bishops.

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Dad. Broadcaster. Writer. Media Disruptor. Two time Guinness World Record Holder. I run marathons for Team Diabetes.