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Family Sets Saturday as Memorial for WTSP-Ch. 10 Weatherman Dick Fletcher



Dickfltcher From the moment WTSP-Ch. 10 meteorologist Dick Fletcher's death was announced Tuesday, area fans have asked about details regarding a public memorial service.

Today, the station announced a memorial set for 11 a.m. Saturday titled a "Celebration of Life," scheduled at the Suncoast Cathedral, 2300 62nd Ave. North in St. Petersburg. WTSP news director Darren Richards said the location, chosen by Fletcher's wife Cindy, may have been picked due to its large capacity -- 2,500 seats. Richards said Fletcher's immediate family, including three adult children, will also have a separate, private ceremony.

WTSP reporters Mike Deeson, Fletcher's friend for 26 years, and Beau Zimmer are expected to speak. Richards could not provide any more details on the programming.

Currently, the station doesn't plan to air the entire memorial service, though it will film parts of the event for a news story to air later. WTSP will also re-broadcast it's hourlong tribute to Fletcher at 8 a.m. Saturday.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:44pm]


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