Dear, Robert – ‘Bob’

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Dear, Robert – ‘Bob’

WXYZ: Staging and lighting director.

Bob Dear - Obituary, “Local 38 member Robert C. Dear, father of director William Dear (“Angels in the Outfield”) and Script Supervisor Susan Dear, died of congestive heart failure on December 11 (2009). He was 90. Dear was born in Toronto, Canada. After serving as a tail gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, Robert moved to the US and settled in Michigan. He began in local Detroit television at the former WWJ-TV (Now WDIV), but spent most of his career as a stagehand and lighting director at WXYZ-TV, working with such personalities as Soupy Sales and Rita Bell. Brother Dear was initiated into Local 38 in 1955. After his retirement, he received a gold retirement Card.”

2017-07-27T01:38:56+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Journalism, Obituary, Personnel|0 Comments

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