Monday, October 29, 2007

From Goody re: Ancona

                                    Al Loreto & Others

I didn't know him very well but I liked him. Some guys affectionately called him Tiny Tears, he was like a big Teddy Bear. A gentle giant. I'll miss him.

There are a lot of techs I've thought about, over the years I've been away from CBS, I wasn't very well connected as techs go so I didn't get a lot of the prime jobs. But at one time or another touched base with almost all of them.  CBS techs were a special breed. They were very knowledgeable, worked hard & for the most part were a happy go lucky bunch. There was a great camaraderie among both the Field techs & Studio techs & of course a lot of cross over assignments, so everyone pretty much knew everyone else. What surprises me the most on these pages is that I don't see more of an outpouring of recognition of these people & their accomplishments. I was fairly oblivious of this until Tony Ancona died.  Nothing, not even an OBIT. He was kind of my Mentor.  Although I didn't know a lot about him outside of my working with him. When he walked into a studio or out on a remote the place lit up with conversation. Al Loreto among others had a similar effect. How you all can read about these people, these friends & not want to, not necessarily give them large tributes but let others know that you knew them & were touched by their lives in a positive way alludes me.  I was startled & delighted to read the backgrounds of guys like Tony C., Irv Elias, Stan Gould, Paul Buda & others too numerous to mention but still remembered. As we all get older we begin to see a larger picture of the world & our own mortality.  We hope that we tried hard to become the best we could be & that others will remember us, as good people preferably, but remember us. Touch base guys, let us all know that you're still around, still viable & still caring.

Goody Freed

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Al Loreto

Sad, sad news for me. When Al worked on my crews I always knew him to be a "Top Guy" among the best. Friendly, sincere, dedicated to his job --- he was beyond compare  and should have lasted forever!

John Koushouris

Monday, October 22, 2007

re: Al Loreto

Sad News:
I just received word that Al Loreto passed away on October 21st. I have no other information. His wife can be reached at 631-288-1343

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Warren Moran

Received this e-mail Sunday Oct. 14th.
Hi Tony,

I understand that Dave Schwartz is looking for me. Please let him know that I'm still alive and very well thank you. I live in Phoenix AZ. If you know the whereabouts of Lee Jordan I'd like to know. My address is 3425 E. Chandler Blvd. #240, Phoenix AZ 85048. Thanks.

Warren Moran

Looking for Warren Moran

Dave Schwartz of  the Game Show Network posted a note on your blog Oct. 6, 2006 regarding his search for a CBS radio Announcer, Warren Moran, who is my father-in-law (and living.)

Any idea how I can get in touch with him?


Tim Picard


The Morrow County (Ohio) Sentinel/Independent

Phone: 419-946-3010

Fax: 419-947-7241

Sunday, October 14, 2007

NJ Luncheon

OK, all you "Dapper Snappers" -- send in your photos from the last luncheon so I can publish them for all to see!

We all had a great time, and it was really nice to see you all again.
We are thinking about having one of our own, get up and deliver a memorable speech at following luncheons, so if you have a humorous anecdote, or an interesting (short!) topic, let us know, and we will try to arrange for a "Guest Spot" at the podium.

Norm Levine sent us a link to a website with information for retirees.
Those who are interested can click on the "Friday Alert" link on
the left side and receive bulletins via email every Friday.
Here is the link:

Monday, October 08, 2007

Freed re:Matusoff

Please send our heartfelt condolences to Marvin Matusoff's family. Marvin was one of the quietest & nicest men I've ever had the pleasure to meet. Funny, a Jew from Brooklyn who loved Country Music, left CBS & moved to West Virginia, he told me he loved calling square dances.  I met him in 1965, he never spoke about his problems. I know life was tough but he always seemed to manage a smile. 

Goody Freed

Sunday, October 07, 2007


NJ Transit Meeting Oct.24 in Englewood.
Go to:
For all documents and details.
Albert F. Cafiero


One of our retirees passed away 9/28/2007 Marvin Matusof was one of the videotape techs for over 20 years. He lost a kidney in 1968 and was lucky enough to live 39 more years after finally succumbing to kidney failure.

Harve Gilman

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Fall Luncheon

This is the last week for sending in your checks for the coming Fall Luncheon.
The deadline is this Saturday, October 6th, 2007.

Tony Casola

Monday, October 01, 2007

Cronkite on GSN

We have a 1966 episode of What’s My Line with Walter Cronkite coming up as a mystery guest. Game Show Network will broadcast the show on Sunday November 25th.

Dave Schwartz