Kim Goddard Bio, Wiki
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.
“I’ve been so lucky,” he said, during a wide-ranging interview in 2015, “and people have been so good to me.”
An only child, Dick was the center of attention for his parents – Vachel Goddard, a railroad mechanic from southern Ohio, and the former Doris Dickerhoof. Neither of his parents had finished grade school, but Dick cherished them and learned a lot from them – including a passionate, lifelong love of animals.
“Any animal that showed up on our farm there near Greenberg, I said, ‘Mom, can we keep it?’ and usually it was yes, but the cow I had to give back.”
Goddard moved to Florida where he was in a medical facility. His daughter, Kim, became his caregiver. Kim revealed on May 13, 2020, that he was ill. Goddard passed away on August 4, 2020, at the age of 89.
Fox 8 General Manager Paul Perozeni released the following statement:
It is with great sadness that I share the news that our beloved friend Dick Goddard has passed away. There is no way to measure his contributions to our television station or our community.
Like most of Northeast Ohio I grew up watching Dick and still have the picture I took with him when I was eight years old. Simply put, WJW-TV is the house that Dick Goddard built. For more than half a century he was Cleveland’s weatherman. His primary job as the longest-running meteorologist on any local television station in history is now etched in the Guinness Book of World Records.
But Dick’s greatest legacy lies beyond our building here on Dick Goddard Way. His tireless work advocating for animals throughout our community, state and country, is what Dick would want to be remembered for more than anything else. His love of animals and love of our viewers was never more on display than at the yearly Woollybear Festival.
Our deepest condolences go out to his daughter Kim who has been such an amazing caretaker these past few years.
Over the next few days, there will be many tributes and memories shared. We will continue to honor his memory and carry his legacy, and we will never forget him.