Tuesday, March 06, 2007

RIP - Ray "Thunder" Stern

Walter Bookbinder, professionally known as Ray "Thunder" Stern, died on March 6, 2007 due to complications following heart surgery.

Born in Brooklyn, New York on January 12, 1933, Stern (his mother's maiden name) was known for his wrestling skills and business savvy. He began wresling in 1950 at the tender age of 17, working for Rudy Dusek, and worked into the mid-1960s. While wrestling, he started his own health club and airline. Truly a diverse and amazing individual.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the friends and family of this fine individual. A big part of the CAC for years, his death leaves a very big void in many lives.