Thursday, December 21, 2017

From Scott Auerbach

My dad was Larry Auerbach, who directed soaps for CBS for 30 years, from the 50s to the 80s.  (Norm Ferro was one of his longtime engineers).  Started in Liederkranz Hall, and ended in the Production Center on 57th and Studio 52, behind the Sullivan Theatre.  I recall Dad bringing home a comedy album put out, if I remember correctly, by a bunch of CBS engineers, about the first Telstar broadcast.  The record was called “The Bird.”  I think it was just a 45 rpm record, with one short comedy routine about the control room chatter desperately trying to get the broadcast to work, intercut humorously with bits of commercials for headache relievers and Walter Cronkite.  The record was lost decades ago, and I can’t find anything about it on the internet, probably because it was produced in such limited quantities and distributed only among CBS employees.  But I figure someone in the association must remember it, or might even still have the record.  If so, I’d love to get a copy of the audio for a documentary I’m doing about my dad and the history of soap operas.

I’ll appreciate any help you can give me in asking the membership about this.

Scott Auerbach
Sputnik Pictures / Atlanta

Friday, November 24, 2017

I have the very sad task of notifying you of the death of Bob Manno.  He died in his home in Ray Brook, New York, on November 9 of this year at the age of 91.
It's possible you remember me, my name is Ann Marie Godwin, and I worked as the secretary in the Video Tape Department from 1970 to 1974.  I worked for Bob Ruggiero, Bob Manno and Ed Benford.  It's a long time ago, of course.
In case you have any questions about Bob that I might be able to answer, please  call me at 530-758-8260.

Ann Marie Godwin
We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
At this time of the year we need to sit back and give thanks 
for what we have. Yes, our group is aging and we have had some good times and some bad, however, if you look back I think that you will remember the contacts that you have made and friendships that you have retained. 
Why not send an e-mail, or pick up your phone and contact someone you haven't spoken with in some time. 
You might also consider reaching out and donating to a new, or favorite charity. 
Yes, it is the time to give thanks.
Peace and good will to all.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dear Friends,
In sadness I want you to know Jorge Moran passed away on October 20, 2017.   He was never in any pain and died peacefully at home with Linda at his side.
If you have already received this please forgive, I'm going through Jorge's email and informing people that may have not been notified.
If you want to respond to this email please send your notes to: LindaMoran123 at
There will be a "Celebration of LIfe" for Jorge on Sunday, November 5th at Riverbend Lodge from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Thank you,
In love and peace,
Linda Moran

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Sad News
   We must report the passing of Anthony Cipolla


Anthony H. Cipolla, 94, a former resident of West Warwick, RI, Wantagh, NY, and Sun City West, AZ passed away on September 16, 2017 while vacationing in Rhode Island.
Those who remember Tony may remember one of his favorite sayings, “You’ve gotta have a ticket!”  For Tony, the ticket was an amateur radio license which he first earned at the age of 15.
As war approached and the need for radio officers became apparent, the FCC supplied the names of single men with licenses, age 18 and over.  Airline contractors then offered employment with a government connection.  Tony flew first for Pan American and then American Airlines.   
A veteran of World War II, he served in all theatres of that war as a radio officer, first in the Army Air Corps (grandfathered to USAF) and later in the Merchant Marines (grandfathered to USCG).   As a flight radio officer, he lived in northern India for 11 months, during which time he “flew the hump,” flying ammo and materiel through passes in the Himalayan Mountains into China. After that assignment, he ferried supplies and personnel from South America to Africa, and across the north to the United Kingdom.  At a midpoint during the war when their overseas assignment had ended, Tony and a few buddies used the break to join the Merchant Marines.  He spent the remainder of the war as a ship radio officer.  Again, he ferried supplies:  across the north Atlantic, sailing with a load of bombs back to India, and putting into Hong Kong and other Asian ports.
After the war, he spent a forty-year career with the audio maintenance departments of the Columbia Broadcasting System, equally divided between the CBS Radio Network and the CBS Television Network.  Upon retiring, he moved with his wife to Arizona where he enjoyed gardening and joined the local agriculture and metals clubs.  An avid and lifelong amateur radio operator, with a concentration on working DX,  he was a member of several radio organizations.  
He survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Phyllis of Sun City West, AZ, a daughter, Cheryl Shainmark of Brewster, NY, a son, Stephen Cipolla, of Glens Falls, NY, a grandson, Philip (loving wife Michelle) Shainmark and two great grandchildren, Owen and Henrietta Shainmark, all of Las Vegas, NV, and several nieces and nephews.  
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Warwick.  Information and condolences please visit:  


Reported by Ted Perzeszty and David Minott

Saturday, May 20, 2017

More sadness to add...

Dobie Borovecki, Passed away May 13th

Alan Hodgson, Passed away May 7th

I have added them to the Memorial List & updated the Membership list.

Ted P.

Regarding the passing of Art Shine

My beloved husband Artie of 36 years has died Friday May 19,2017. He is now at peace. We have a blended family of five children. Our nine grandchildren have wonderful memories of time spent with him. The things that he has taught them will be carried on to their children. He will be very missed by family and friends.
Rest in peace, my sweet Artie.
Love you with all my heart.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Charlie Wyker, a good friend passed away on Friday. He will be very much missed. 

He will be waked on Monday March 20, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at: 
Yorktown Funeral Home
945 E. Main St.
Shrub Oak, NY 10588     (it may say Yorktown, it's in the Town of Yorktown)
Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 21,2017 at:
St. Patrick's RC Church
(The Stone church)
188 Church Place
Yorktown Hts., NY  10598
via Milt Jackson

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sorry to report the passing of Glenn Agee on March 5th,2017.
Glenn was in California, having transferred from the Broadcast Center, here in NY.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Passing of John Wells

So sorry to report the passing of a fellow worker and a true gentleman

Dear Mr. Minott,
My Dad always spoke so kindly of you and enjoyed your exchanges over the years.
I am sorry to say that he passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017 after a valiant battle with congestive heart failure.
His full obituary is on the funeral website: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood, NJ.
I want to thank you for the years of friendship and kindness you gave him - whether reminiscing about the work place or learning new computer skills; you added so much to his life and I will always be grateful.
We miss him very much but know we were blessed to have him for 94 years!

Thank you again.
Kathy Wells Dorney

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Klimcsak Info

Sorry I wasn't able to post this until now...
Here is more information about George Klimcsak.

Begin forwarded message:
From: George Guerin <>
Date: January 4, 2017 at 8:36:14 AM EST
To: David Minott <>, Milt Jackson <>
Subject: George Klimscak OBIT
218 Whitehead Ave
South RiverNJ 08882
(732) 254-0428
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
M A Maliszewski Funeral Home
218 Whitehead Ave
South RiverNJ 08882
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Klimcsak Passing

Sorry to report the passing of George Klimcsak.
"Klimmy" was a kind and compassionate gentleman.
He has now crossed the "Rainbow Bridge".

I will post further information, as it is received.

George Guerin
Milt Jackson
David Minott