The Chronicle reported this morning that Ron Fimrite died Friday of pancreatic cancer at age 79. He was part of a famous stable of Chronicle columnists that included Herb Caen, Art Hoppe, Stanton Delaplane and Charles McCabe. He later moved on to Sports Illustrated where he covered 16 World Series, two Olympic Games and several Super Bowls. Here’s a bibliography.

He was married three times, to Joan von Briesen, former Chronicle writer Blake Green and Linda Baker Fimrite (shown above). Linda Baker Fimrite died last year after 24 years of marriage. He is survived by his son, Chronicle staff writer Peter Fimrite of Mill Valley; daughter Debbie Fimrite of Berkeley; and two grandchildren. (Photo credit: Fimrite family, Chron)

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