In Memory

Howard Chizek

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03/30/14 10:10 AM #1    

Bonnie Danziger (Chizek)

Howie passed away June 16, 2012. My brother in law Howie Chizek was an amazing man. The cavs PA announcer for 18 years. Radio show talk host for WNIR akron/ Canton.
He had a huge fan base. Every year for 38 years he took 10 young men and 3 chaperones to Orlando Florida. He mentored so many he was a great son, brother to my husband Lawrence and great uncle and friend. He left a huge hole in this world. RIP Howie

03/28/15 04:25 PM #2    

Mary Kerr (Berr)

Howie's death was a horrible blow to many people. I loved listening to him on the radio, when I could get a solid signal. Howie was wise, funny and so compasstionate. My best memories of Howie were in the Heights  A Cappella Choir. When George Strickling was in the hospital, Howie was in charge of Choir and getting us ready for the Spring and Farewell concert in honor of "Strick's" last year.  I just remember how great Howie handled those six weeks as student director. I miss Howie on the radio but I must say, I am so happy that the station keeps Howie's memory going. "Couchburner" often brings Howie into his discussions.... "you know what Howie would say" or sometimes he sounds like Howie. Heaven gained a very wise angel on June 16, 2012.

04/13/15 09:39 PM #3    

Trudy Gottlieb (Lapin)

I'll never forget the masterful role he took in HMS Pinafore at Wiley Jr. High. I could already tell from his voice that he was destined for media success!

From the orchestra pit, directed by Richard Kolda, I loved to watch the action on stage as Howie hammed it up with the other stars of the production. To this day, Pinafore is my favorite Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, because of performers like Howie!


06/27/15 09:53 AM #4    

Mark Rutman

Howie was a special guy.  In addition to his unique voice and talents in the broadcasting industry, he was a special human being.  When you talked to him you always knew he was really listening to you and that he was concerned about what you were saying.  He cared about others, and showed his concern quietly, not with alot of fanfare. His contribution to the world will be missed. 


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