6/14/1909 - 12/10/1986
Si Burick was sports editor and feature columnist for the Dayton Daily News for 58 years, writing four to seven columns each week. He covered everything from the Kentucky Derby to heavyweight championship fights to the Olympic Games to University of Dayton football and basketball. Legendary throughout the country as the personification of Ohio sports, Si Burick was respected and appreciated as a mentor by the writers he supervised. His ability to catch lapses in grammar was as renowned as his talent for making bad puns. He was inducted into the Writer’s Section of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983 and was elected Ohio Sports Writer of the year by his peers eighteen times. Mr. Burick was known not only as a gifted writer but as a family man, devoted friend, community leader and strong supporter of Jewish causes.