Friday, March 16, 2018

Frank Marth Obit

Obituary of Frank Marth
Frank Marth of Florida, NY a retired technician for CBS, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was 91. 
The son of the late Ernest Marth & Marie Deutsch, he was born on November 22, 1926 in Coplay, PA. 
He was a WWII Navy Veteran and an active member of the Nicholas P. Lesando American Legion Post 214, Warwick, NY. 
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Rauh Marth; daughter, Susan Gaynor & husband Leonard Tirelli; son, Christopher Marth; son, Stephen Marth & wife Sonya; 4 grandchildren, Maryssa Gaynor, Christopher Marth, Stephanie Marth & Jennifer Stein; 3 great grandchildren; sister, Theresa Dominick; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Mary Wolfer. 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 13th from 4-8PM at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Avenue, Florida, NY 10921. American Legion services will be held 4:15PM at the funeral home.

Monday, February 19, 2018



I am now recovering very well from my third Heart Procedure   No 1 was a stent placement in 2002, No 2 was a triple bypass in 2004, and on Jan 19 had a TAVR procedure (aortic valve replacement).  Downside is that we cancelled a cruise scheduled tor early next month.  however, should be in fine fettle for next cruise either later this year of early next year.   Will go to a micro-luncheon with Cliff Rice after our winter residents return to their non-subtropical home sites. If y'all have any other happy news please submit it to our website.   Also, my visual impairment has been stable for quite a few years and that the VA has introduced me to a lot of nice Visual Aids (toys to assist the little forward vision that remains).  Jackie is also doing well, still full of P&V, allows me to play boss once in  a while.  Please note that the once in a while are growing much further apart.  Lastly, congratulations to our 11 yo grandson who took GOLD in California JOAD competition for his age group. He also finished  4th in either national or inter-national competition, never got the story straight.  JOAD is Junior Olympic Archery Development.

Les Burkhardt  

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Pasculli's Passing

Sad News
I received a phone call from Gene Pasculli's son.
He informed me that Gene passed away, yesterday Jan. 27, 2018.  He was being treated for pneumonia while staying at his daughter's home in Arizona.  I have no other particulars at this time.  His body will be brought back to Middle Village in Queens. 

Ted P.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Current e-lists

The latest e-lists of Retiree address/phone/etc. information is now available. For those who want or need a copy, please request one from either Ted Perzeszty  or David Minott.

My name is Frances Arlene Palecek.  My brother Steve passed away on 12/26/17.  Hope this gets to his CBS friends.


Thursday, December 21, 2017

From Scott Auerbach

My dad was Larry Auerbach, who directed soaps for CBS for 30 years, from the 50s to the 80s.  (Norm Ferro was one of his longtime engineers).  Started in Liederkranz Hall, and ended in the Production Center on 57th and Studio 52, behind the Sullivan Theatre.  I recall Dad bringing home a comedy album put out, if I remember correctly, by a bunch of CBS engineers, about the first Telstar broadcast.  The record was called “The Bird.”  I think it was just a 45 rpm record, with one short comedy routine about the control room chatter desperately trying to get the broadcast to work, intercut humorously with bits of commercials for headache relievers and Walter Cronkite.  The record was lost decades ago, and I can’t find anything about it on the internet, probably because it was produced in such limited quantities and distributed only among CBS employees.  But I figure someone in the association must remember it, or might even still have the record.  If so, I’d love to get a copy of the audio for a documentary I’m doing about my dad and the history of soap operas.

I’ll appreciate any help you can give me in asking the membership about this.

Scott Auerbach
Sputnik Pictures / Atlanta

Friday, November 24, 2017

I have the very sad task of notifying you of the death of Bob Manno.  He died in his home in Ray Brook, New York, on November 9 of this year at the age of 91.
It's possible you remember me, my name is Ann Marie Godwin, and I worked as the secretary in the Video Tape Department from 1970 to 1974.  I worked for Bob Ruggiero, Bob Manno and Ed Benford.  It's a long time ago, of course.
In case you have any questions about Bob that I might be able to answer, please  call me at 530-758-8260.

Ann Marie Godwin
We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
At this time of the year we need to sit back and give thanks 
for what we have. Yes, our group is aging and we have had some good times and some bad, however, if you look back I think that you will remember the contacts that you have made and friendships that you have retained. 
Why not send an e-mail, or pick up your phone and contact someone you haven't spoken with in some time. 
You might also consider reaching out and donating to a new, or favorite charity. 
Yes, it is the time to give thanks.
Peace and good will to all.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dear Friends,
In sadness I want you to know Jorge Moran passed away on October 20, 2017.   He was never in any pain and died peacefully at home with Linda at his side.
If you have already received this please forgive, I'm going through Jorge's email and informing people that may have not been notified.
If you want to respond to this email please send your notes to: LindaMoran123 at
There will be a "Celebration of LIfe" for Jorge on Sunday, November 5th at Riverbend Lodge from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Thank you,
In love and peace,
Linda Moran