Friday, July 24, 2009

John Taddei

I just spoke to John Taddei, who is in the hospital in Westchester, NY.
He sounds good and is optimistic about getting out soon.
He said to say hello to the "gang" and really appreciates the phone calls.
He can be reached at 1-914-681-1663.


Lee Levy

All is mending in the Levy household, I had bypass surgery on July 7th and am now home doing what ever I can to heal myself. Love to all. Please, not too many e-mails until I can keep up with it.
Love you all...
I am a little “underemployed” now. Tough economic times led to 8 of us not having chairs when the (musical chairs) music stopped today. I am the only one from engineering let go. I have been expecting it for a long time. We have been preparing for it. We’ll be moving in with you when you. Ok, we are not really moving in with you.
Aside from that it was a pretty good day. (kind of like, “Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?”)
I am OK. I will miss the Fox family and their families that I know. There are some nice people there. I don’t take it personally. My day was a little screwed up, but it happens. It’s not the worst thing to happen to me – no one died today. It’s always a good day for me when no one from my family dies. That’s my daily measurement for a good day. I plan to goof off a little and then pick away at the things on my long “to do“ list. We might get in a vacation before Chris has school start up again.
That’s the news for today. I have to twitter Michael Jackson now. I have a message for him from Walter Cronkite. I hear that they are meeting up this week to sing some tunes together.

Mark Carey

25013 S. Center Road

Frankfort, Illinois 60423

815-469-6515 (home)

ma.carey at

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Re: John Taddei

RE: John Taddei

Tad was hospitalized over a week ago, due to problems that developed from an
arm injury he suffered. A lot of tests are being scheduled to narrow the
situation. Unfortunately, he has also come down with Shingles and is
suffering quite badly from the effects. He is in White Plains, NY Hospital,
room 504 (No visitors due to the contagious disease situation) but he is
able to take phone calls at: 1-914-681-1663. In spite of his suffering, Tad
is in fairly good spirits and appreciated my call. We miss talking with him
on the CBS Retirees 2 meter net and hope he returns home soon.

Bob Maickel

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Joseph W. Borelli, 85, died June 20, 2009.

Born and raised in New York, he resided in Long Island before moving to Fair Lawn more than 30 years ago. A graduate of Stuyvesent High School in New York, he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from New York City College. He served with the Merchant Marines during WWII. He was also a member of the Ham Radio Operators Association.

Prior to retiring in 1988, he was an electrical engineer with CBS Television in New York City for 25 years. Surviving are his children, Anthony and Janet Borelli; his brothers, Vincent and George Borelli; many nieces and nephews; and his former spouse, Joyce Borelli. His wife Marjorie Borelli; a daughter, Christina Borelli; a sister, Marie DiPietro; and his brothers, Frank, Anthony, and John Borelli are deceased.

Funeral was June 27 with internment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Inc. Fair Lawn handled the arrangements. Donations to the Central Asia Institute, Bozeman, Montana, would be appreciated.

Submitted by Harold Schutzman

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ralph E. Green, Jr., aged 80, died at his home on Hilton Head Island. South
Carolina on Saturday, May 30, 2009.

Ralph was at the time of his retirement from CBS
Vice President of Engineering and Financial Planning.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the US Army Signal Corps.
He was a member of the NAB and served on the Advisory Board of the FCC
Consulting Engineers and also was a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was an Amateur Radio operator as well, whose call letters were W2BLG.

He is survived by his wife, Marie (Molly), a daughter Mary Frances
Green-Sassano and her husband Paul of Suwanee, Ga. and two grandchildren
John and Abigail Sassano.

Ralph was born and grew up in West Chester, Pa. and was a graduate of
Villanova University. A funeral Mass was held at St. Agnes Church in West
Chester, Pa., on Sat., June 6th with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery the site
of his parents burial as well..

Submitted by Charles A. Higgins
Retired Technician, WCAU-TV, Phila., Pa.
Amateur Call W3CAU

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Harry Haigood Obiturary, supplied by Sid Bean

Harry Haigood, 84, of Sun City Palm Desert, Calif. passed away on July 2, 2009 at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was born on Aug. 30, 1924 to Samuel and Martha Haigood in Ridgeville, SC. He married Janet Cunningham Bishop on May 29, 1982 in E. Brunswick, NJ. He was employed at CBS Television Network in New York and Washington, DC for twenty-four years. He was awarded an Emmy for outstanding individual achievement for his camera work on the 13th hole (Amen corner) at The Masters Golf Tournament. He served in the US Army for twenty years and was stationed in the USA, Germany, Holland, England, France, Korea, Iran, and Japan. He retired as Master Sergeant in 1964 with many medals and awards. He is survived by his wife, Janet Haigood; his three children from a previous marriage to Amanda Wagenhauser Haigood, Matricia H. Haigood of Fairplay, Calif., Harry M. Haigood (Kathleen) of San Francisco, Calif., and Joanna S. Haigood (Wayne Campbell) of Bolinas, Calif.; and Janet's three children, Mark D. Bishop of Columbus, Ohio, Kelene L. Core (Patrick) of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Jay A. Bishop (Rachel) of Grove City, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, George Haigood and Samuel Haigood; and sisters, Louise Brown, Helen Bradley, and Florence Haigood. A Celebration of his Life will be held from 1:00-4:00 PM, Mon., July 13, 2009 at Forest Lawn Mortuary, 69855 East Ramon Road, Cathedral City, CA with inturnment on Wed., Aug. 19, 2009 at 3:00 PM at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to one of the following; Odyssey Healthcare (Hospice), 71777 San Jacinto Drive, Suite 102, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270; Center for Spiritual Living Palm Desert, 45630 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260; or St. Jude's Children Hospital, Memphis, TN 38118.

Sunday, July 05, 2009


Al Panish: "Fix The Loop"

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