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Mickey Furfari, dean of WV sports writers, dies at 92

Register-Herald file photo Mickey Furfari at Mountaineer Field
Register-Herald file photo
Mickey Furfari at Mountaineer Field

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The “dean” of West Virginia sports writers has passed away.

Domenick “Mickey” Furfari died early Monday morning at the age of 92 after having covered his alma mater, West Virginia University, for 70 seasons.

“He was a gentleman, a WVU sports scholar and was an astute reporter,” said Register-Herald Publisher Frank Wood.

“He had old-fashioned qualities — honesty and values. The Register-Herald extends its sympathy to the family. The newspaper and our readers will miss Mickey Furfari.”

During his teenage years, Furfari got involved in the newspaper experience and sports coverage and retained enthusiasm for his profession throughout his career.

Furfari always enjoyed meeting people who had read his columns and stories…

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