(11/14/2007)
A couple of Fridays ago during the Calhoun-St. Marys football game, a well-known St. Marys football fan suddenly fell ill and died in the stands.

Calhoun EMS and medical technicians responded quickly and gave CPR to Jim Buzzard, who was then taken to Minnie Hamilton Health System in Grantsville.

The Herald has received this letter of appreciation from Mr. Buzzard's daughter:

Dear Bob,

My name is Lori Tabada. My father, Jim Buzzard suffered a fatal heart attack while attending a recent football game in your town. Needless to say, the loss of my father has deeply saddened all who knew this fine man.

My father meant everything to me. Dad obviously meant a lot to many people with over 700 people attending his visitation and funeral.

To say the least, our family has been humbled by the fine young men on the Calhoun County football team.

We can not say thank you enough to the coaches, administration, fans and team members.

The planter the team sent for Dad brought tears to everyone's eyes. How thoughtful that was. Then, Mom called me today, crying and telling me she had received a card from the Calhoun team. WOW!

Our family can not express words of what fine young men you have in your town. How impressive.

There are no words that could possibly begin to express my appreciation to all those who were involved in attempting to save my Dad's life there in your wonderful community.

Your town should be proud of the fine young men on this year's football team.

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to you all.

The Jim Buzzard Family


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