Monday, December 29, 2003

Dear Friends:
It is with a sad heart that I send this note. As Tom Brokaw might have said -
"They were the Greatest Generation". He might have been referring to the
men & women who pioneered and built television into what it is today. Time
moves ever forward and the mists of history tend to swallow up those
extraordinary pioneers. And such was the case over this past Christmas
Holiday. A wonderful man and a cherished friend left us on this Holiday:
Henry "Hank" Wieland. He succumbed to heart disease and passed away
yesterday December 28th after being stricken on Christmas Day. He is
survived by his beloved wife Joan and his four devoted children: John,
Katherine, Henry Jr., and Paul. They all can be reached at his home: 16356
N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Unit #1157, Scottsdale, Az. 85260 or Henry Jr.'s home 14001 N. 48th Way, Scottsdale, Az. 85254 480-538-0923.

The wake is being held at Hansen Mortuary, Tuesday from 3:00 - 7:00PM
6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, Az. 85254 480-991-5500
The funeral service is Wednesday morning at 9:30AM at Blessed Sacrament Church
11300 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale, Az. 480-948-8370 and he will be interred
at the Veteran's Cemetery on Pinnacle Peak Road in Phoenix, Az.

Howie Purnick


Information on Hank Wieland Funeral

According to Bruno's message, hank passed away last night 12/29/03

The viewing is Tuesday, December 30 from 2-7pm at the Dessert Hill Mortuary, 6500 East Bell Road, Scottsdale Arizona 85254 Phone # at the Mortuary is 480-991-5800

Service will be at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 11300 north 64th Street, Scottsdale Arizona on Wednesday, December 31st.

Burial will be at the Veteran's Cemetery in North Phoenix....

The home phone number in Phoenix is 480-538-0923 Wife's name is Joan

This is the info I had got from Hank, Jr. Thanks for putting this on the WEB

Happy New Year to you all


Sorry to inform you that Hank Wieland died last night. Seems he had massive blockage in all arteries. He continually ignored the classic symptoms of Chest and arm pains. They did emergency surgery but he had DNR on his chart and they could not do anything to use any devices to help him.

Bruno Fucci
From Cal Marotta:
I just heard form Bruno, that Hank Wieland died yesterday.
He was a good friend and dinner companion while on remote
which was every week.Bruno,Hank and I were the "three musketeers."
I `m in shock. Please let the guys know.

Cal Marotta


George Klimsack, called and informed about the passing of Hank Wieland, and would I write about him.
Hank Wieland was an "upfront-kind-of-guy."He spoke as he felt. One never misunderstood his intentions or opinions?
He was a journeyman technician. He did his job as well as anyone else in his field.
But, as you could read from above he was a good friend to a lot of people. His life was on the road. And anyone who lived that life can tell you it took its toll on the body and mind, but his quick wit and fun disposition helped him to make many friends.
And so another chapter is finalized and closed on the CBS technicians list.
Hank is in good company wherever his soul resides.

God Bless him and peace to his wife Joan, and their family.

Tony Cucurullo