According to a posting on the bulletin board by Bill Currie’s daughter Susan, a memorial service will be held March 15, 2008, for the retired KDKA-TV sportscaster, who died last week at 82.

An obituary in the Hickory, N.C., Daily Record notes that Currie was named North Carolina’s “Sportscaster of the Year” eight times before joining KDKA.

During his tenure in Pittsburgh between 1971 to 1990, he also served as pastor of the Bellevue Full Gospel Church, and according to the obituary he could play the piano, guitar and organ.

In addition to his daughter Susan Currie Smith of Hickory, Currie is survived by another daughter, Margaret Currie Granger of Yelm, Wash., and four grandchildren.

Though Currie displayed in his office a photo of himself in a coffin, there will be no public viewing, and he donated his body to the University of Washington’s medical school.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions to Save the Children and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.