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3 months after heart attack, quadruple bypass surgery, Jerry Marrs wins King Classic Ritchie Buss Memorial in 1st tourney of comeback

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:00 pm
Jerry Marrs, right, after winning the ninth annual King Classic Ritchie Buss Memorial on Sunday. Photo by 4 Seasons Bowl.
It’s impossible to overstate what an amazing story this is. On Oct. 4, Jerry Marrs was at work when he suffered his second heart attack in six years, and six days later the 40-year-old Marrs had quadruple bypass surgery. I remember how stunning it was to read on Facebook what had happened to Marrs, and thinking that just surviving with decent health would be plenty to ask for. I didn’t even consider him bowling again. Yet three months later, on Sunday, Jan. 6, Marrs took to the...