From QuickNooz Deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of former ’GBHer Jeanne Brodeur, who passed away Mon, 10/19 in California, where she served as VP for Development at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Jeanne started at WGBH in the 1970s right out of college, and worked in the Development department until 1980. She…

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From QuickNooz (with permission) — 9/8/2009 Former ’GBHer Katherine Ann Billings passed away in Sandwich on Wed, 9/2 at age 52. Born in St. Paul, MN, Kate graduated from the University of Minnesota and started her career at KTCA St. Paul. She came to WGBH Boston in 1987 to work as an associate producer for…

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From Multichannel News Gerald Dash, whose long cable career began with early franchising efforts and selling HBO subscriptions, died on Aug. 30 at his home in Tucson, Ariz., of a terminal illness, family members said. He was 68. Inducted into the Cable Television Pioneers in 2005, when he was a senior VP of training at…

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Via QuickNooz A memorial service was held Sunday, 8/2, for former WGBH news director Bob Walker, who passed away on Monday, 7/27. He was 77. Before coming to WGBH, Bob worked at WFAA in Dallas, where he broke the stories of both the Kennedy and Oswald assassinations in 1963. He then served as news director…

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From QuickNooz In early July, colleagues and friends gathered in Fraser Performance Studio to raise a glass in honor of Frontline exec editor Louis Wiley Jr., who retired after 33 years at WGBH. A graduate of Yale University and Georgetown Law School, Louis joined WGBH in 1970, and over the years worked on various local…

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From Cynthia Broner Deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of former ’GBHer Jeanie Angier, who passed away May 8. Jeanie worked at WGBH from 1978 to 1993, eventually holding the position of Director of National Promotion. She started out at WGBH as a publicist for NOVA, and it was during that time that…

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From Cynthia Broner Deepest condolences to the family and friends of longtime Auction volunteer Bob Tappan, who passed away on Fri, 3/27, at the age of 92. His daughter, Olivia, is a former ’GBHer, and both Bob and his wife were original Auction volunteers in the 1960s. Bob continued his work with the Auction past…

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From Cynthis Broner Former ’GBHer Frances Shrand, of Brighton, died Sun, 3/15. Her career included time as an actress, an elocution teacher, and a children’s etiquette instructor, but Frances may be best remembered at WGBH for her work on The Spider’s Web, the WGBH radio production for which she won two Armstrong Awards. The Spider’s…

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From Fred Barzyk A memorial service honoring the life of Bernice Olenick will be held on Sunday January 11th, at 2 pm at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 1668 Beacon Street, Brookline (1 block outbound/west of Washington St.). Following the service, there will be a reception at her apartment house, 1550 Beacon St. (1 block east of…

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From The New York Times — 12/17/2008 G. Franco Romagnoli, who, with his wife, Margaret, helped introduce Americans to authentic Italian home cooking on the 1970s PBS series “The Romagnolis’ Table” and in a series of best-selling cookbooks, died Monday in Boston. He was 82 and lived in Watertown, Mass. His son Marco confirmed the…

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