Longtime Observer-Reporter newsman Byron Smialek was described by friends and colleagues as persistent, passionate and flamboyant. A ?newspaperman to the bone,? he was best known for his columns. Byron spent 43 years at the newspaper, retiring in 2009.
The Observer-Reporter remembers our good friend with a look at some of our favorite columns, photos, and readers' memories.
Photo gallery of Byron Smialek
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