Beloved Detroit journalist Bob Pisor Dies After Battle With Cancer

Bob Pisor

Long-time Detroit journalist Bob Pisor passed away July 7 on his 80-acre farm in Leland Township after a months-long fight with kidney cancer. He was 77.

Pisor began his distinguished career in the Motor City as a reporter with The Detroit News from 1963-74. From 1967-68 the newspaper sent him overseas to cover the Vietnam War.

In 1974, he took leave of political reporting to serve as press secretary for Coleman Young, Detroit’s first African-American mayor.

In the early ’80s, Pisor returned to the newsroom at WDIV-TV, where became a familiar face to Local 4 news viewers for more than a decade.

In 1995, he left the broadcasting industry for new pursuits and opened Stone House Bread Co. in Leland. In his later years, he hiked, hunted, traveled the world, and enjoyed life with his wife of 55 years.

Ellen Pisor will host a celebration of Bob’s life with a party at the Pisor farm in Leland on Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. Read his obituary, published in the Traverse City Record-Eagle. 

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