1997 – Pioneer
Janet Cathlene Buehler
Janet has spent her entire life working for the good of the game. She spent thirty-two years employed at Dueber lanes in Canton, Ohio before moving on to bigger and better. When Dueber Lanes closed and Hall of Fame Lanes were constructed Janet moved and spent twenty-five years as President and General Manager. During those years she was a member of Stark County BPA and served as Treasurer. She was a member of the Greater Canton Bowling Council and served as President. She was a team sponsor for more than thirty-five years. She was an active supporter of bowling through the hosting of many tournaments over the years. She hosted and promoted the Senior Men’s Professional Tournament for ten years. She hosted and promoted many LPTBA events including the first event when the LPTBA was reorganized.
She has served as a member of the following national committees or boards: National Bowling Council, Chairman of the Board of Special Olympics. Trustee of the National Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum.
She was the recipient of the 1965 World Wide Sportsmanship Award by LPBA, and received the Los Angeles times Outstanding Sportsmanship Award in 1975.
Janet was inducted into the Canton Women’s Hall of Fame in 1981 and, in 1996 was inducted into the LPTBA Hall of Fame as a Founder, tonight we are pleased to induct Janet into the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame as one of our true Pioneer’s.