Bob Kennedy Obituary, The Voice of The Shoe Has Died
- john Gibson
Bob Kennedy Obituary, Death – It has been confirmed by the Ohio State Department of Athletics that “The Voice of the Shoe” Bob Kennedy passed away on Saturday night in his home. On Sunday afternoon, Ohio State University’s baseball game against the University of Illinois was scheduled to have Kennedy deliver the game’s opening comments. When he failed to show up at the stadium, the officials at OSU reportedly contacted the local police to conduct a wellness check at his home. They also reportedly contacted his family members.
Soon after that, the news of Kennedy’s passing away at home was brought to the attention of OSU administrators. He was 59. For the past 23 years, sports fans in Columbus have been subjected to the blaring sound of Kennedy’s voice coming from the speakers in the sneaker. Jerry Emig, the Associate AD for Communications, stated that “Bob had a big heart and he loved his Buckeyes.” And he found great fulfillment in his role as a PA. He was not only very knowledgeable in his industry but also a good friend to all of us.
He was quite knowledgeable about the histories of a variety of sports played at Ohio State, and he enjoyed talking about them. He was also familiar with the local media, as well as our administration, coaches, and student-athletes. Kennedy worked as a public address announcer for games featuring Ohio State University, Otterbein University, and the Clippers. Six years of Kennedy’s life were spent in front of the microphone at WDLR. On Sunday afternoon, the death of John F. Kennedy was also confirmed on social media by Mark Litton, who was the general manager of WDLR radio in Delaware. For a period of two years, Kennedy was employed by WSYX in the role of traffic reporter. In 1987, Kennedy graduated from Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications.