Friday, December 30, 2005

Subject: Julius McLaughlin

Hi again Group:

I have some additional sad news to send to you. Some of you already know, but Julius McLaughlin passed away on Monday, December 26th. I discovered this when I saw an email from one of his relatives posted down near the cafeteria. Rich Brender also called me with the news.There will be a short wake for him on Friday, December 30th at 9:30AM, followed by a funeral service at 10:30AM at The Riverside Church in Manhattan. The family has requested donations to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.I'm sure those of you who personally know Julius will remember his genial good nature and his dedication to CBS.I don't think anyone ever heard a harsh word from Julius and I can't imagine that anyone would have anything but kind thoughts about a true gentleman and wonderful technician.Julius was one of the original WCBS Newsradio technicians (as was yours truly) who migrated over to TV when local radio was down-sizing it's technical staff, in the late 70's. He often joined us at our "audio de-briefing" dinners, and we will miss him very much. May he rest in peace.

73 de Ray Sills