Longtime OKC streets superintendent dies suddenly

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OKLAHOMA CITY — He has been a regular sound bite on NewsChannel 4 for years.

News reporters regularly sought out Mike DeGiacomo, 62, when city streets started to deteriorate from snowy, icy conditions.

He made himself available all hours of the day.

He would meet a news crew in any area of the city, in any type of weather.

Oklahoma City streets Superintendent Mike DeGiacomo passed away Sunday.

DeGiacomo, died of kidney failure after undergoing a major surgical procedure on Sept.17.

“The City family is saddened by Mike’s passing,” City Manager Jim Couch said. “He was a well-liked, smart, innovative professional who was dedicated to improving the quality of City streets for residents in Oklahoma City.”

According to the City of Oklahoma City DeGiacomo worked for the City 27 years, serving in the Personnel Department, Animal Welfare and most recently as the Streets Superintendent in Public Works.

DeGiacomo also worked for the State of Oklahoma from 2000-2003.

Funeral arrangements will be announced.