Personally I never spoke with Mr Murone but I do know that Mike was a friend of his. My earlier blog post about Frank's Jubal noted the contribution that fine hound had on the Patch line. More recently, Frank's Jubalee, dam of Pella Patch & my Patch Cymbrian Hank, has had an influence on my current hounds. Mike said Pella "was a good one" and my Hank has been a valuable member of my pack for the last 10 years.
It is sad to hear of another great houndsman passing.