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John Facenda
Birth: Aug. 8, 1913
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1984
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

Sports Newscaster. He was the preeminent news anchorman on Philadelphia's WCAU-TV Channel 10 from September 13, 1948 until May 23, 1973. His newscasts for many years had more viewers than his competition combined. He was also the voice of "NFL Films" for two decades, known by many NFL fans as "The Voice of God". His rich, dramatic voice was a perfect complement to the long passes, thrilling runs and violent tackling of pro football. All football fans know his word delivery and can visualize the scene, "the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field", which he never actually said, as it was a Chris Berman (ESPN) tribute to his style. He was also the narrator for the John Wanamaker Christmas Show in Center City Philadelphia until the store closed as a Wanamaker's. (bio by: Paul Theodore Riegert) 
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  Dorothy E Facenda (1912 - 1985)*
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Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section Pieta Range 7 Lot 13 across from main office, a couple stones off of curb
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Paul Theodore Riegert
Record added: Feb 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8453023
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Rest in peace.
- Professor Echo
 Added: Sep. 28, 2017
It doesn't seem that long ago when it was so nice to see you and shake your hand in church. Peace be with you.
- Elaine
 Added: Apr. 6, 2017
What a voice. Greatly missed.
- Martin W
 Added: Mar. 24, 2017
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