In attendance were Marty Solomon, Lou Wiggan, Ted and Pat Perzeszty, Bob and Marge Myers and David and Holly Minott. Unfortunately, Tony Casola and Flo had some family business to attend to, Milt Jackson had some home repairs to do and Irwin Solow had a doctor's appointment. Our next mini-luncheon will be held sometime near the end of July.
Sidney Kaufman passed away Thursday, June 4th at the age of 90 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was married to the late Selma Scheck Kaufman for 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Audrey Eisenstat Kaufman.
Sidney was a pioneer in television, working at CBS TV for 37 years. Throughout his career, he worked as an audio engineer, technical director and director of operations at both CBS News and CBS Sports. He was an Emmy award winning producer for his work on NFL Today and CBS Sports and had received honorable mentions for his coverage of the space program and other special events. He was also integral in the set- up of the news operation at CBS Washington. He retired in 1987 as vice president of CBS Cable.
In addition to his wife, Audrey, he is survived by two daughters, Barbie Boroff and husband, Randy; and Debra Maher and husband, Rick Ketterer.
The next mini-lunch date is Tuesday, June 23rd. at 12:00 P.M. which will be held at the Valbrook Diner in Valley Stream. The Valbrook is located at 160 East Merrick Road. You can take Merrick Road or Sunrise Highway to get there. Their phone number is 516-872-0465. If you are heading East on Merrick Rd, it will be on your right-hand side. If you pass Addison Place, the Two Guys auto shop, or the railroad trestle, you've gone too far! Heading West on Merrick Rd., when you see the railroad trestle, it will be coming up quickly on your left. There is metered parking in front and free parking in the lot behind the diner. If you are using Sunrise Highway heading East, make a left turn on Horton Ave and then another left on Merrick Rd. Heading West, turn right on Horton Ave., then left at the next traffic light, onto Merrick Rd. and continue, just past the trestle. All retirees and future retirees (and their spouses) are welcome to join us!
Today's luncheon was a success! Not only was the food and service excellent, but we had a very respectable turnout, with about 35 people attending. We will be setting up a mini-luncheon for a Tuesday or Thursday, at our usual diner in Valley Stream, within the next week or so.