William F. Hickey, who died March 19, 2010, at age 83, served as television and radio critic, sports columnist and copy editor during his 36 years with the Cleveland Plain Dealer before retiring in 1998.
He was inducted into the Press Club of Cleveland Hall of Fame and won a National Headliner award for his columns.
Bill Hickey, a resident of Bay Village, Ohio, wrote or co-wrote such books as "Irish Americans and Their Communities of Cleveland" and "The community of St. Raphael celebrates our walk in faith, 1946-1996."
For the obituary written by the Plain Dealer's Grant Segall, click here.
Calling hours will take place from 2-8 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2010, at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (W. Of Columbia), Westlake, Ohio.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village 44140.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael Scholarship Fund in care of the church or to the Joan Hickey Campus Ministry Fund at Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116.
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This obit was originally posted on ObitsOhio.com on March 20, 2010.