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“We were neighbors, boaters and good friends. As expressed at the funeral, all of our family extends its sympathies. We miss you Jac - you will always...Read More »
1 of 47 | Posted by: Skip Diebel - Farmington Hills, MI

“Just wanted to send thoughts to the family. I did work with Jac when I first started at channel 7, he was anchoring the 6pm news with Doris Biscoe. ...Read More »
2 of 47 | Posted by: Cheryl Chodun - MI

“I grew up watching Mr. LeGoff. He being my fathers favorite newsman. He always appeared to . be a man of respect and honor. He will be missed. The...Read More »
3 of 47 | Posted by: Louis D. DeMello - MI

“Our prayers are with you all. Aunt Peg sorry for your loss. Sorry we could not attend. ”
4 of 47 | Posted by: Jerry & Nancy Faubert - GA

“Very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jac LeGoff at WJBK-TV for many years. Many fond memories of working camera for TV2 newscasts that he...Read More »
5 of 47 | Posted by: Keith Petersen - Port Orange, FL

“We are saddened, we are 58, and fondly remember Jac. The days of that kind of talent are gone ”
6 of 47 | Posted by: Duncan and Pat Mc Donald - MI

“I first met Jac LeGoff when I wrote a term paper about broadcasting in high school. Later I interned at Channel 7 at the assignment desk. He was a...Read More »
7 of 47 | Posted by: Michael Quinn - Houston, TX

“To Margo's mom, Kathy, Suzi, Carol and Kelly. Hi Margo, so sorry to hear about Jac's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family...Read More »
8 of 47 | Posted by: Kathy Bommarito-Fallucca - MI

“I grew up watching Jac on Channel 2. I was Born in 1950 in Detroit I love watching jac on tv when he move to ch.7 news. i watch him there. I will...Read More »
9 of 47 | Posted by: David Riley - Pleasant Lake, MI

“Our thoughts and sympathy to the LeGoff family. Back in 1970, whenever our 9 month old daughter Jill heard Jacs voice on TV, she would come crawling...Read More »
10 of 47 | Posted by: Donna Thomas - Plymouth, MI

11 of 47 | Posted by: LORRAINE LE GOFF - GRAYSLAKE, IL

“May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercies of God, rest in peace, and light perpetual shine upon them. Goodbye, Uncle Jac. "Sonny" ”
12 of 47 | Posted by: Woodrow Shipp - Graham, OK

“I worked with Jac for many years at WJBK-TV before WXYZ "stole" him away. He was always a gentleman and so professional. He will be missed. ”
13 of 47 | Posted by: Jim Prest - FARMINGTON HILLS, MI

“You will always be in my heart! ”
14 of 47 | Posted by: Suzie - Chapel Hill, NC

“I had the opportunity to meet Mr. LeGoff when I was a kid growing up in Brighton, MI. Mr. LeGoff owned a bookstore that my Dad and I visited in te...Read More »
15 of 47 | Posted by: Brian Kaetz - Brighton, MI

“Our hearts, prayers, and love go out to Aunt Peg and all of our Kaufman cousins. We are so sorry for your loss. Love Betty Ann & Nick ”
16 of 47 | Posted by: Betty Ann & Nick D'Innocenzo - NY

“I'm among the group that had the pleasure of working with Jac. I was a young sportscaster at Channel 7 in the early 80's and worked the 6pm news...Read More »
17 of 47 | Posted by: Steve Harms - Salt Lake City, UT

“I grew up watching Jac on Channel 2. He was truly an icon in television news. A true journalist but always reporting the news in a fair manner. ...Read More »
18 of 47 | Posted by: Ron Ferrise - Henderson, NV

“To this day I can hear Jac's voice. He was a great person and always seemed humble. We will always miss the tone of his voice. ”
19 of 47 | Posted by: Dorothy Damm - Detroit, MI

“I was an engineer at Ch2 during most of Jac's tenure there and had high regard for him. The Ch2 retirees group was honored when Jac was able to...Read More »
20 of 47 | Posted by: Rod Luoma - Howell, MI

“May you forever rest in peace Mr. LeGoff. Your now famous question, "It's 11:00 o'clock; do you know where your children are?" will forever be...Read More »
21 of 47 | Posted by: Jennifer Johnson - Oak Park, MI

“I worked with Jac when I was a young sportscaster in the late 70's at channel 7. He was a great guy -- very nice to me when, as a veteran and a star,...Read More »
22 of 47 | Posted by: Bob Page - New York, NY

“Our deepest sympathy. Our love to Aunt Peg and family. We will miss you ”
23 of 47 | Posted by: Jim & Ann Cittadino - Campbell, CA

“Jac- Thank you for many years of honesty and integrity in Journalism. You were truley a rare breed. God Bless you and your Family, The...Read More »
24 of 47 | Posted by: Ray Cavaliere - Washington, MI

“I grew up watching the news and I believe between Jac LeGoff and Walter Cronkite there will never be anyone better. May you rest in peace Jac. My...Read More »
25 of 47 | Posted by: Rosemarie - Lansing, MI

“When I was a boy, I would clip articles out of the newspaper, sit down behind a table, and read them aloud, pretending I was Jac LeGoff. He was one...Read More »
26 of 47 | Posted by: Pat Batcheller - Southgate, MI

“Jac was like a part of my family growing up. I remember watching him daily during the news casts. He will be missed. Thanks LeGoff Family for sharing...Read More »
27 of 47 | Posted by: Darlena Taylor-Bonds - Eastpointe, MI

“I remember meeting Jac in a bookstore in Brighton, Mi about thirty years ago. He talked to my sister-in-law and I for more than a few minutes and was...Read More »
28 of 47 | Posted by: Linda Gray - Plymouth, MI

“As someone who worked in the Broadcast House at WXYZ with Jac, I was honored to be his intern, his pupil and learned student. Thanks to Jac and his...Read More »
29 of 47 | Posted by: Richard Goldman - Coral Springs, FL

“I will always be grateful for Jac’s support and encouragement when I joined the team at 2. May he now rest in the peace of the Lord. Vic ”
30 of 47 | Posted by: Vic Caputo - Tucson, AZ

“I had the priviledge of working with Jac at WJBK-TV along with the award winning team of John Kelley, Marilyn Turner, Carl Cederberg, Jerry Hodak --...Read More »
31 of 47 | Posted by: Jerry Crandall - Okemos, MI

32 of 47 | Posted by: Woodrow S. Shipp - Graham, NC

“Uncle Jac, I have thought many times of you over the years. Here's a memory for you, you were living on Lake St. Clair, everyone piled in your boat...Read More »
33 of 47 | Posted by: Mark C. - Westland,, MI

“To the entire LeGoff family: Please accept my family's sincere condolences for your loss. While growing up, Mr. LeGoff's newscasts were always...Read More »
34 of 47 | Posted by: D. Bidigare - Roseville, MI

“i remember jac,and his broadcast reports when i was growing up in southern detroit, he always made his reports so intresting,yet entertaining aswell....Read More »
35 of 47 | Posted by: noel munguia jr - brownsville, TX

“To Jac's Family: I had the extreme privilege of escorting Jac on his honor flight to visit the WWII Memorial, Arlington National Cemetary and the...Read More »
36 of 47 | Posted by: Julie Soyer - Ypsilanti Township, MI

“I always remember his newcasts from my childhood. He was a strong steady voice for metro Detroit. My sincere condolences to the family. He will be...Read More »
37 of 47 | Posted by: Vicki - Livonia, MI

“What a sweet guy!!! I worked at WJBK-TV in the 70s. He touched many hearts. ”
38 of 47 | Posted by: Denise LaPonsey Donley Daughetee - PA

“Oh, how I vivdly remember all those opening newscasts on TV 2 way back then. Jac was one of those anchors you knew you could trust to give you the...Read More »
39 of 47 | Posted by: Roger L. - Grosse Pointe Park, MI

“To the entire LeGoff family: I remember watching Jac on the various stations from my childhood to his retirement! But I wanted to say that a...Read More »
40 of 47 | Posted by: Robert Zager - Westland, MI

“We are thinking about you all and are very sorry for your loss. Virtual hugs and kisses. ”
41 of 47 | Posted by: Mary Jo and Mike - Washington, DC

“Peggy, Sandy and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Jac. We will always cherish the lunches together with you and...Read More »
42 of 47 | Posted by: Lou and Sandy Wright - Plymouth, MI

“Aunt Peggy, Kathy,Margo,Suzi,Carol and Kelly. Please know how sad we feel about Jac's passing. He was much admired in his professional life and well...Read More »
43 of 47 | Posted by: Mike and Barb Faubert - VA

“As a young kid growing up in Windsor, one of my earliest memories is of Mr. LeGoff working for channel 9 and reporting on an explosion at a building...Read More »
44 of 47 | Posted by: Ed Goettl - Rio Rancho, NM

“My parents were huge fans of Mr. LeGoff. I can remember vividly Jac's voice in our household daily. He will be missed by many but his memory will...Read More »
45 of 47 | Posted by: gary jones - ft.mill, SC

“With a heavy heart and sincere wishes to family I send to you what memories growing up with Jac on TV. ”
46 of 47 | Posted by: Ron Hagel - Saint Clair Shores, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jac will be truly missed by all who knew him. Love, Sharon and John ”
47 of 47 | Posted by: Sharon & John Derham - Columbia, SC

Jac attended Northwestern University before enlisting in the Navy during WWII. He finished school at Columbia College in Chicago after the war. Jac worked in radio and television broadcasting since 1948, serving as production manager at the NBC affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio before coming to Detroit in 1953. He worked as television news anchor and news director at WJBK-TV (channel 2) in Detroit for 30 years, then as news anchor at WXYZ-TV (channel 7) for 10 years. He was also the editorial director and news anchor at WDIV-TV (channel 4) for ten years before retiring in 1990. He was a former member of east side Kiwanis Club and a former board member of Sacred heart Rehabilitation Center in Detroit. Current member of the National Academy of Radio and Television Arts and Sciences. Husband of Marguerite for 42 years and a blended family of seven children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services will be held privately. Memorial tributes to Honor Flight Michigan, P.O. Box 237, Royal Oak, MI

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