Taft did the climate on Chicago’s ABC7 for a long time
Jerry Taft, the long-term meteorologist from Chicago’s ABC7, passed on Thursday at 77 years old, as per the station.
Prior to resigning in 2018, Taft filled in as a meteorologist for the channel for a long time.
In the declaration from ABC7, which stretched out sympathies to Taft’s family, previous associates shared most loved recollections of the man who got into meteorology since he was keen on flying planes.
ABC7’s morning meteorologist Tracy Butler reviewed how various Chicago-region meteorologists would assemble and give climate refreshes in front of a yearly March of Dimes raising money walk.
“Jerry spearheaded this for years and I know he is so well respected by meteorologists in this city and around the country, as well,” she said.
Traffic and transportation stay Roz Varon concentrated on Taft’s snicker: “I can hear it. I will always hear it. You will never forget it because it was so infectious. He’d start laughing, you’d start laughing and you couldn’t stop laughing.”
He was recollected via web-based networking media, as well.
WBBM News Radio’s Pat Cassidy regarded his kindred Chicago media character, tweeting, “I’m totally distraught by the death of Jerry Taft. We were part of the Good Morning Guys team on country music WMAQ 40 years ago. He always had a sunny disposition and was very serious about his meteorology. RIP Jerry.”
Watchers likewise posted tributes, with one calling Taft “the best meteorologist” they’d at any point viewed.