Saturday, February 7, 2004

Services moved for TV host Dick Van Hoene

By Chris Mayhew
The Cincinnati Enquirer

COVINGTON - Funeral services have been made final for television and radio broadcaster Dick Von Hoene of Price Hill, who was best known for his "Cool Ghoul" character.

Mr. Von Hoene died Wednesday. He was 63.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. and a service of celebration will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Covington.

Services were originally slated for Allison & Rose Funeral Home in Covington, which is handling arrangements. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery in Winton Place.

Mr. Von Hoene became locally famous for the "Cool Ghoul" character he portrayed on WXIX-TV (Channel 19) and other area television stations in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

Since 1992, Von Hoene was the host of Northern Kentucky Magazine on Insight Communications ICN (Channel 6) in Northern Kentucky.

Memorial donations may be made to Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011

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