Eliot, who lived in Farmington Hills, passed away in November at age 91.
Monday, December 3, 2012
During the very early years of television — still in grainy black and white, and long before digital technology, the Web and smartphones — many families followed the nightly ritual of watching TV together. For numerous Detroiters, the centerpiece of entertainment was a local weatherman who offered a fast-paced, comedic and yet informative look at the weather. Sonny Eliot, who brought his unique brand of entertainment and information into living rooms for more than 60 years, died at his Farmington Hills home on Nov. 16, at age 91. In honor of his remarkable life, Wayne State University is hosting “Always Sonny!” from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Dec. 6, in WSU’s Community Arts Auditorium, 450 Reuther Mall, Detroit. RSVPs may be submitted online at …
TV pioneer Eliot, 91, passed away peacefully at home in Farmington Hills.
Detroit's beloved weatherman, Sonny Eliot, passed away in his Farmington Hills home Friday. He was 91. The Dorfman Chapel in Farmington Hills is handling funeral arrangements, which are pending. Known for his sunny disposition and his rapid-fire quips, Eliot had a 60-year career in Detroit broadcasting and was a pioneering TV personality. Eliot joined the staff of WWJ-TV (now WDIV) after World War II and stayed there for 35 years. He was a weatherman, host of the annual Thanksgiving Day parade broadcast and hosted an "At the Zoo" series. After TV, he kept the fun going on WWJ radio (950 AM). He was born Marvin Schlossberg on Dec. 5, 1920, in Detroit. Eliot was also a veteran of World War II, according the The Michigan Compainion book, and …