Thursday, April 07, 2016

Former Cleveland TV reporter Paul Rae passes away

Paul Rae, former WEWS-TV reporter and WKYC-TV Akron bureau chief, died Friday in Akron’s Hospice Care Center. Akron. He was 57.

When the space shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986, he was the only news person Marvin and Betty Resnik, the parents of astronaut Judith Resnik, an Akron native, would talk to in detail was Paul.

Paul Rae
They trusted him.

Paul began his career on Toledo radio alongside retired BJ reporter Jim Carney in 1972.

Eventually, Paul founded and ran a video production company.

The Toledo native and Hiram College graduate was in radio, television and video production in Akron, Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit, Albany, New York, Washington and Richmond, Virginia.

Paul’s obituary:

Paul E. Rae

Paul Rae passed away April 7, 2006 at age 57 with his loving family at his side.

Born July 11, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio, he was preceded in death by parents, Margaret (Campbell) and Edward James.
Jim Carney photo of former co-worker Rae

Paul was a communications major at Hiram College. He worked in radio, television, and video production in Toledo, Detroit, Albany, New York, Washington D.C., and Richmond, Va.

Paul was an Emmy award winning producer for WDHO-TV in Toledo, Ohio, before his position at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, then Channel 3 Akron Bureau Chief from 1985 to 1991.

Following his years in television he proudly owned his own video consulting and production company.

Paul is survived by wife, Victoria; daughter, Joanna Rae; step-son, Noel Frazer; Maria Lukinac; and four children, Riley, Kimble, and Sweetie.

Services will be held 11 a.m. TUESDAY at the Bokas Funeral Home Rose Hill Chapel, 3653 W. Market St., Fairlawn. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. TODAY.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Summit County Humane Society, 4904 Quick Rd., Peninsula, 44264 or to a charity of ones choice. Tributes to the life of Paul may be made at .

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