Famed Outdoors Writer Tom Fegely Passes

Tom Fegely, the award-winning former outdoors editor at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., for 25 years, died at his Whitehall home on Tuesday evening after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 72.

Originally a schoolteacher, Fegely became a full-time outdoor writer and photographer in 1976 and continued at his dream job until retiring in 2002. He authored 10 books and wrote for numerous national outdoors magazines such as Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Buckmasters and North American Hunter.

In addition, he produced and hosted the television show “Call of the Outdoors” in the Lancaster region during the 1980s, as well as the syndicated “Escape to the Outdoors” radio show that aired on 375 stations throughout the eastern U.S.