Larry Creshkoff – in memory

  • Years at LICBC/WGBH: 1947 – 1957
  • Position(s): LICBC: Production Assistant; Producer; Assistant to the Director; WGBH-FM & TV: Assistant Manager for Programs, Producer, Director.

From The New York Times5/24/2009

Lawrence Creshkoff died on May 21 at his home in New York of pancreatic cancer.

Born in Philadelphia in 1924, he graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1947, having served in the Navy during the war. He worked in radio broadcasting at what was to become WGBH, where he met Nancy Freeman; they married in 1953 and spent a year in Paris on a Fulbright fellowship.

He worked as an editor in educational radio and TV, gave time to education and fair-housing causes and cared for Nancy during the last decade of her life. He enjoyed intelligent conversation and planting trees at the family farm in Maryland.

He is survived by stepchildren Mary Harper of Oakland, CA, and Frederick Harper of New York; daughters Maggie of Port Deposit, MD, and Rebekah of New York; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren. A gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to VNSNY Hospice Care.

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