Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Del Donahoo Retiring

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...

5 comments:

~~NPHSQUAKER said...

Best of luck to Del.. I hope he is doing well after his beloved wife's death.
He will be greatly missed watching WKYC-3.

Anonymous said...

Met Mr. Donahoo several times over the years. Nice man. Hope his retirement is as fruitful as the years that preceded it.

Sour Apples said...

I will miss Del Donahoo also. I enjoyed his morning news/entertainment show Today in Cleveland with Tom Haley. Anyone know whatever happened to Tom Haley? God Bless you Del and thanks for the memories!

BizDecision said...

What a class act! Del, I hope you have a blessed and happy retirement. You will be missed. Thank you for showing us some positive and happy people in our area through your pieces on area eateries. You made every place seem like a place to take a family. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Lots of memories in this picture.