Stu Nahan Dead At 81
December 27, 2007 at 5:28 AM (PT)
STU NAHAN, 81, the original play-by-play voice of the PHILADELPHIA FLYERS, who later was a sports reporter in LOS ANGELES, died of lymphoma yesterday at his home in STUDIO CITY, CA, reports THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER.
He had begun his broadcasting career in radio, doing play-by-play for a minor-league baseball team in MODESTO. His first nightly sports reports were on a television station in SACRAMENTO. NAHAN also hosted a children's TV program there as "SKIPPER STU." After moving to PHILADELPHIA, he was "CAPTAIN PHILADELPHIA" on another children's show, and did play-by-play for the FLYERS and the EAGLES.
NAHAN is survived by his wife, SANDY; sons MICK and K.C.; daughter KATHLEEN DERINGTON; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.