Family and friends say goodbye to local radio legend "Chuck Collier"
September 22, 2011 at 11:38 PM EST - Updated June 25 at 11:49 AM
INDEPENDENCE, OH (WOIO)
Funeral services were private but family and friends said goodbye Sunday to local legend "Chuck Collier" at the Kolodiy-Lazuta Funeral home on State Road in Parma.
Collier was best known for his voice and his booming personality was a staple on WGAR and Majic 105.
He was a Cleveland radio staple for nearly 4 decades.
The 65-year old suddenly passed away Thursday after suffering a massive heart attack while vacationing with his family.
"I've met a lot of idiots in radio and Chuck was one of the nicest guys I've ever met in radio. I really mean that, not because he died, but because you have to go a long way to find someone nicer and better than Chuck Collier. Not only is radio gonna miss him, but the whole world is gonna miss Collier," said Mike Trivisonno.
He is survived by his wife, Joni, daughter Melanie and son Jason.
WGAR'S released the following on their Facebook page:
On Thursday, September 22, we lost a beloved member of the WGAR family, as Chuck Collier passed away unexpectedly. He was an Ohio boy, whose broadcasting career on the Cleveland airwaves spanned more than 3 decades. He loved radio and he loved Cleveland...and Cleveland, along all of us here at WGAR and Clear Channel Cleveland, truly loved him. Anyone who ever listened to or met Chuck knew instantly the kind and caring human being he was. To his wife, his children and entire Collier family ...our sincere condolences, along with our gratitude for sharing Chuck with us. Rest in peace Chuck...rest in peace.