Literally millions of current and former Northeast Ohioans grew up watching Del Donahoo roam Ohio for interesting stories and interesting people...and now, the long-time WKYC/3 personality is retiring.
Donahoo announced the retirement Monday on the station, and the local NBC affiliate is airing a week's worth of "Del's Folks" stories on all of its newscasts, leading up to the end of his 39 year tenure this Friday.
WKYC is offering a special web page for Del's departure from the local TV airwaves, with pictures, some of his stories and a way for viewers to send him a "farewell".
Del calls his retirement a "mutual decision", in a Julie Washington article in today's Cleveland Plain Dealer. And Julie's article reminds of us of very recent sad news in Mr. Donahoo's life... the passing of his beloved wife Martha last October, after their 58 years of marriage...