Best of Them All – Iron Game History – January, 1999

Grimek was the best of them all. Our generation was a fortunate one to have had a man, a leader, a great weight lifting star like John Grimek. I delivered a eulogy to John on November 22 at a big show in Los Angeles, put on by Mike Glass. There were over 200 people in the audience, including Joe Weider, Bob Delmontique, Jack LaLanne, Al Berger, Frank Zane, Dave Draper, Carlin Venus, John Balik & many others. As I spoke, tears welled up in the eyes of everyone present, and in my own. That morning, I had spoken to John’s wife, Angela, who was at her daughter Patricia’s home in York.