Aug. 23, 1955 - July 22, 2015
Robert A. Doggett, a sportscaster for WKBW-TV and playoff coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, died Wednesday in Erie County Medical Center. He was 59.
Born in Cleveland, Mr. Doggett earned a bachelor’s degree in radio/TV from Ashland (Ohio) University. In 1981, he moved to Buffalo and worked as a sportscaster at WKBW-TV for six years, receiving several broadcast excellence awards.
His wife of 35 years, the former Carol A. Simmons, said her husband loved Western New Yorkers and its sports and approached every minute of life with enthusiasm.
“He loved the sports, and I loved the culture and we had a great life here in Buffalo,” she said.
Mr. Doggett worked one year as a publicist for the American Association of Professional Baseball, before working as a playoff coordinator for the Buffalo Bills until 1989.
From 1990 until 2010, he worked as a sales representative in the gift industry and received several sales recognition awards from 1999-2002.
Mr. Doggett, who obtained his private pilot license in 1983, also enjoyed golf, fishing, skiing and hockey.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a brother, David C.
A Celebration of Life Reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Banchetti’s by Rizzo’s, 550 North French Road, Amherst.