Kim Goddard? (Dick Goddard’s Daughter) Wiki – Kim Goddard Bio
Kim Goddard / Kimberly Goddard is best known for being the daughter of Dick Goddard, an American television meteorologist, author, cartoonist, and animal activist. Dick Goddard died on Tuesday, August 4th according to his daughter Kim. He was 89-years-old.
Kim Goddard Career
Like her father, Kim is an animal advocate. She studied Vet Medicine at Penn Foster. She also went to Kent State University for a degree in Graphic Arts as per her Linkedln.
She lists her workplace as Global Animal Advocate as per her Facebook.
Kim Goddard confirmed his Father Death
Kim in a statement to FOX 8 News said that her father passed away Tuesday morning. He was 89 years old.
Kim Goddard has turned to social media in recent weeks asking for prayers saying her father was gravely ill.
Kim said in one post in early June that her father had contracted the coronavirus.
Goddard died Tuesday morning at an undisclosed medical facility in Florida. He was 89.
Kim posted on Facebook three days ago that her father was in the ICU in grave condition and that doctors had “revived” him.
She posted shortly before noon Tuesday that her “hero, my daddy, the greatest animal lover is now an angel.”
“My dad would say, ‘The only reason/purpose we humans have on this Earth is to help, love and make life less difficult for others,’” she said in a subsequent post thanking all those who have sent well wishes and condolences to the family.
The National Weather Service office in Cleveland issued a statement calling Goddard “the greatest icons of TV meteorologists.”
“Mr. Goddard has been a staple of Cleveland weather for decades and was a great friend and inspiration for many at our office,” the statement said. “He collaborated with us through the years to bring the best weather information to the people of Northeast Ohio and was a great partner in helping promote weather safety.”
When Goddard said his last farewell to viewers on Nov. 22, 2016, at WJW TV-8 in Cleveland he set a Guinness World Record for having the longest career as a weather forecaster at 51 years and 6 days.
This ended a broadcasting career that began a quarter turn of the TV dial at Channel 3, then KYW, on May 1, 1961, where he nervously referred to “froaking crogs” in an initial broadcast.
After a short 13-week contract, he moved on and eventually settled in at WJW where his subsequent contracts were much longer at some 3,000 weeks.
Born in Akron on Feb. 24, 1931, he called Green and eventually Medina home.
His career began when he joined the Air Force in 1949 and was sent off to meteorology school.
When he left the service, he went to Kent State and worked at the weather bureau at Akron-Canton airport where he would do updates for area radio stations.
This all led to a TV career where Goddard not only told viewers whether it was going to snow or be sunny but connected on a personal level.
Tens of thousands of fans would join him annually at the Wollybear Festival in Vermilion where they celebrated the furry weather-predicting caterpillar.
These same fans rallied around his efforts to raise awareness and money to help care for abused and abandoned pets.
He lobbied for what was called Goddard’s Law in Ohio that made knowingly inflicting serious harm to a pet a felony.
Goddard also made frequent appearances in comedy sketches on the Big Chuck and Lil’ John Show and was a statistician for the Cleveland Browns at home games from 1966 to 2011.