Dave Staples Remembered: Archery Industry Loses Pioneer

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Dave Staples Remembered: Archery Industry Loses Pioneer

Postby Corey Graff » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:49 am

Archery Hall of Fame Remembers Dave Staples
David W. "Dave" Staples, 69, of Easton, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2008 in Muhlenberg Hospital, Bethlehem. Born in Easton to the late William and Bernice (Corley) Staples, married 24 years to wife and partner, Catherine A. (Schaeffer) Staples. He was founder and president of Images Group, Inc. Public Relations and Marketing Communications. He owned Dave Staples Archery Lanes in Easton from 1965 to 1982. Active in many local, regional and national sport and trade organizations during his archery career, he served as president of Professional Archers Association for 5 years. In 1971, he co-founded the national Archery Hall of Fame & Museum, serving as president from 1996 to present. In 2008, voted for induction into the Hall, Staples is the first recognized for lifetime achievement. As an archery, outdoor and cutlery writer, his byline appeared in many publications. He co-authored the book Peak Performance Archery with the late Al Henderson, 1976 U.S. Olympic Archery Team coach.

Survivors: Wife; daughter, Lori E. Brousseau and her husband, Daniel. A. of Palmer Township; son, Billy Staples of Easton; granddaughters, Nicole and Lauren Brousseau.

Services: Private, at the convenience of the family.

Contributions: Please send to The Archery Hall of Fame & Museum, Attn: D. Miller, 58 North Main Street, Union City, PA 16438.
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