According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Town and Country based Suburban Journals lost "long-time" Sports Editor Dennis Barnidge over the weekend.
The article reports Barnidge, of Mehlville, passed away Saturday after a brief battle with cancer.
The article also notes Barnidge won numerous awards over the years.
Fenton-High Ridge Patch Editor Dan Barger worked with Barnidge at the Jefferson County Journal.
"He must have been sports editor there for 30 years or so," Barger said. "He was a fabulous writer - the best writer ever."
According to his obituary on stltoday.com, Barnidge was the founding member of the George Bush League.
Visitation is Monday 3 - 8 p.m. at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Road. Barnidge's funeral begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kutis Affton Chapel and moves to Assumption Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. mass. Barnidge will be buried at Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
(Read Post-Dispatch Article: Longtime Suburban Journal sports editor dies.)