Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Hello everyone,
Now that the weather is not as cold, we can look forward to our mini-lunch which will take place on Wednesday, March 10, 2004. It will be at 12 noon at the East Bay Diner, 2405 Merrick Rd. in Bellmore. Phone number is 516 781-5000. I hope many members can attend, and I look forward to seeing you there.

Tony Casola

Monday, February 23, 2004

The funeral service for Irwin Kornfeld will take place Tuesday, February 24th at 11:30AM at:

Midwood Memorial Chapel
1625 Coney Island Avenue (corner of Avenue M)
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: 718-377-2700

Directions from Brooklyn Battery Tunnel: Go through tunnel and then get onto Belt Parkway until you see Exit for Ocean Parkway North, Take Ocean Parkway North until you get to Avenue M, make right onto Avenue M and chapel is about 5 blocks down. There is parking across the street from the chapel - they recommend that you get to the Chapel by 11AM. If you need clarification or directions from a different location, it would be best to call the Chapel at the number shown above.

Information supplied by Lisa Kehrle

Saturday, February 21, 2004

Here is further information regarding the passing of Irwin Kornfeld.
The funeral will be held on February 24, 2004 at 11:30 A.M. at:

Midwood Memorial Chapel
1625 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Condolences may be sent to:
Ms. Francine Kornfeld
2940 Ocean parkway
Apt. 21L
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Friday, February 20, 2004

Would it be appropriate to pass onto your membership the news of Irwin Kornfeld's passing?

He passed away unexpectedly today, Friday, February 20th as the result of an acute Asthma attack.

Lisa Kehrle (CBS Engineering Dept)

Irwin was one of my favorite Engineers, and a consumate gentleman.
He will be missed.


Saturday, February 14, 2004

If you are looking for the Joe Egan with sports, Cameraman / MU Driver for the golf tour, the last I knew he was living in Augusta, Georgia. I thought I heard his wife passed away, but thought he went on to work at NMT after the CBS trucks were sold. As for Charlie Carlucci, Which one? The Chyron Op from sports? another golf guru but hadn't heard he retired .. too young, unless he took a buyout. I spent 21 years on the golf crew but haven't been back since 2000. let me know if you need help. and if anyone sees Charlie D'nofrio the TD, tell him Andy Beskitt from Chuck Wills crew at golf says hello.
Contact me at
Thanks, drew

Thursday, February 12, 2004

I'm waiting for a call to go back to work at Resorts
Casino Hotel. I work as a casual Slot Technician, doing
installation, repair & maintenance. I love it.

Goody Freed

Sunday, February 01, 2004

I just received this from my friend who is one of the Producer/Editors on The Real World. I thought I would share his words as well. Most of your will remember Mary-Ellis from As The World Turns.

Gayle Depoli
I am very sorry to pass on this sad news. I first went to work for Mary-Ellis Bunim in 1993, during the second season of The Real World. Bunim-Murray Productions was a very small company in those days. Today it is a thriving organization with hundreds of employees producing several different series. I received the news of Mary-Ellis' passing this afternoon on my cellphone as I was driving home to San Francisco from Los Angeles, where I had just completed editing an episode of the fourteenth season of The Real World. I last saw Mary-Ellis just before Christmas in her office in Van Nuys, still hard at work. Working for Mary-Ellis made me a better editor. She will be missed.
Mary-Ellis Bunim

Mary-Ellis Bunim, who helped launch the reality TV genre by
co-creating the long-running MTV hits "The Real World" and "Road
Rules," has died. She was 57.

Bunim passed away in Burbank, California, on Thursday after a lengthy
battle with breast cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. February 7 at the Hollywood
Hills Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that contributions be sent to the National Breast
Cancer Coalition Fund, 1101 17th St. NW, Suite 1300, Washington DC