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July 5, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Alumni News | ‘Curmudgeonly’ Cleveland Columnist Dick Feagler Dies

Richard Feagler, portrait

Richard Feagler (Busch Funeral Home)

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on the death of Ohio University alum Richard “Dick” Feagler ’60, a syndicated columnist and TV host, in story headlined “Columnist Dick Feagler, voice of Clevelanders for five decades, dead at 79.”

Feagler earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Arts & Science at Ohio University.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Dick Feagler, who viewed life with a bemused scowl as Cleveland’s curmudgeonly columnist and commentator for 50 years, died Sunday.

He was four weeks shy of his 80th birthday, but in Feagler’s world he was always the little kid of 1948 — listening to his trusty Philco radio as the Indians battled in the World Series, shopping the downtown department and five-and-dime stores, or tossing a battered baseball wrapped in friction tape around the neighborhood sandlot.

To Feagler, it was a nice time to live in, an even better one to periodically revisit in print, and the gauge he used to measure and cynically skewer succeeding generations.

Read more in the Plain Dealer.

See his obituary at Busch Funeral Home.

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