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Death Notices Death Notices Death Notices PAGE 20 PHILA. DAILY NEWS SEPT. 21, 1993 Sandy Starobin, Si; star reporter at KYW ANDERSON Sect 20, 1993, MARY A. (nee Kins), age 80, wife of me late William, beloved mother of Marv A. Anderson. Relatives and friends invited to her Viewing and Funeral Thurs. 8:30 AJVL MURPHY-RUF-FENACH FUNERAL HOME, 3rd and Wolf Sts. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AJVL Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, bit SS. Peter and Paul Cem. ANGELUCCI ELEANOR (nee Ricci), Sept. 19, 1993, of Overbrook, wife of the late Antonio, survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Anthony S. and Simone Angefucci, her daughter and son-in-law, Rosemarie and Frank Anzaido, her brother, Raymond Ricci, her sisters, Margaret Silver io and Mary Buttson; also 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral on Thurs., 9 AJW, at THE ROBERT t D'ANJOLELL MEMORIAL HOME OF OVERBROOK, 6506-20 Havertord Ave., PhHa. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 AJVL, St. Donato's Church. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. Friends may caU Wed. 7 to 9 PJVL (Parking on premises.) ANGUS RICHARD ARMS ANGUS, on Sept. 19, 1993, age 84, of Paoti, Pa., beloved husband of Irene Foote Angus, dear father of Annabel Angus Bixby; also survived by 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchidren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend is Memorial Service on Wed, Sept. 22, 1993, at 2:30 PJVL at The Christ Chapel at Episcopal Academy, 376 N. Latches Lane, Merion, Pa. Int. will be private. Family Service by MAUGERGIVNISH'S OF MALVERN 644-2240 BALDINO (Amended Notice) Sept. 17, 1993, suddenly, FRANK J., beloved father of Frank (Veronica), Valerie (Salvatore) PeBecchia and Terry Lvnne, devoted son of James and Angelina (Arfuso), grandfather of Dominque Peltecchia, Nkhaots and Frank. Relatives and friends are invited to FUNERAL WED., 8 AJVL, CARTO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2212-14 S. Broad St. Mass 9-JO A.M. St. Rita Church. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. VIEWING TUES. 7-9:30 PJVL In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Rita Renovation Fund, 116 S. Broad St. PhHa. 19146. CAMPBELL JOSEPHINE M. (nee Jones), on Sept. 18, 1993, survived by her daughter, Brenda, 5 sisters. Alberta Taliaferro, Florence Mitchell, Salome BaN, Dorothy Lee and Violet Jones. Relatives and friends invited to Viewing Thurs., Sept. 23 at 9 AJVL and to Service at 1 1 AJM. at Janes Memorial United Methodist Church, 47 E. Haines St. Int. Fair-view Cem. (An-. EMMANUEL JOHNSON F.H.) CIAMPI LEONARD, on Sept. 15, 1993, of PhHa., beloved brother of Lois Wanushek, of Phila. Funeral services private. Ait. STREHLAU-HANCOCK F.H., LTD. CONWAY MARIE T., Sept. 17, 1993, (nee McCoy) of Center City, sadly missed by her children, Thomas P. Conway, Sr., and Charles Conway, both of Palmyra, NJr Karen Conway, Dorothy Geraghty, survived also by grandchildren Thomas P. Conway Jr., Katetyn Conway, Juiian Geraghty and a great grandson Michael P. Conway. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Thurs., 8:30 AJVL from THE DINAN-BRENNAN FUNERAL HOME, 1921-23 Spring Garden St., Mass of Christian Burial 10 AJVL St. Francis Xavier Church, The Oratory. Int. Calvary Cem. In lieu of flowers Mass Cards would be appreciated. CRAWFORD Of Phila., Sept. 19, 1993, EVELYN C, Wife of the late John J. Crawford, mother of Betty J. Fisher; also survived by 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and one sister, Elizabeth H. Schrader. Services Thurs. 11 AJVL at, THE FLETCHER FUNERAL HOME, 9529 Bustteton Ave., where friends may call after 10 AJVL Int. Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Tabernacle Memorial United Methodist Church, Lorretta and Ripley Sts., Phila., Pa. 19111. DALEY DOROTHY JANET, of WBIiamstown, N.J., formerly of Phila., Pa on Sept. 19, 1993, age 67 years, beloved wife of the late James; survived by 2 sons, James, of Miami, FL, John, of PhHa., PA, 2 daughters, Dorothy BeH, of Claymont, DE, and Elizabeth Brannan, of WWiamstown, NJ., one stepbrother, Walter Zeigler, of Haddonfteld, N J.; S grandchidren. toil at Mt. Moriah Cem., Phila., PA wiH be private. Arr. by BELL-HENNESSY FUNERAL HOME, Wifliamstown, NJ. DE CARLO mHrXUUCRME IB, ITTO IIIW LVOIIjft wife of the late Anthony DeCarfo; beloved mother granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 2 nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral Service wiH be private and held at the convenience of the family. Burial wiH take place in Holy Cross Cem. Arr. by DINAN-BRENNAN of Center City. DELICCI THERESA M. (nee Angeline), Sept. 19, 1993, of Drexel HtH. Survived by her husband. Dominic Sr.. her son, Dominic Jr., her daughter, Mary Ann DiMento, her brothers, Louis and Henry, her sisters, Edith D'Ascenzo and Hilda Coddv, her granddaughter, Lori. Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral on Wed., 10:15 AJVL at THE ROBERT l D'ANJOLELL MEMORIAL HOME OF UPPER DARBY, 8645 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, Pa. (below Twp. Line Rd.). Mass of Christian Burial, 11 AJVL, St. Dorothy's Church. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. Friends may call Wed. morning 9-10:15 AJVL (Parking on Premises) DOOLEY HUGH J., on Sept. 19, 1993, of Drexel HiH, brother of Gertrude Garifotas, Mary CampbeN and Anna Lush. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral Thurs., 9-JO AJVL, at THE JOHN P. DONOHUE FUNERAL HOME, Walnut St. and Copley Rd., Upper Darby, and to his Mass of Christian Burial 1 1 AJVL St. Andrew's Church, bit Lawnview Cem. No calling hours Wed. eve. FOGLIANO ANTHONY S. SR., Sept. 18, 1993, Of BroomaB, survived by his wife Mary (nee Garofalo), his son Anthony Jr., his daughters Josephine Gudowicz and Maria, his mother Eva (nee Camaratta), his brother Carmen and his sister Josephine Rowland. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral on Wed., 10:30 A.M., at THE ROBERT L. D'ANJOLELL MEMORIAL HOME OF BROOM ALL, 2811 West Chester Pike, BroomaH. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AJVL St. Ana stasia Church. Entombment Holy Cross Cem. Friends may call Wed. morning 9 to 10:30 AJVL (Parking on premises) Contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 280 N. Providence Rd. Media, PA 19063 would be appreciated. FURLOW Sept. 19, 1993, CATHERINE R. of Holland, Pa., daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Cvstetlo Furiow; sister of Mary Irwin, aunt of Joan C Mudrock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral, Thurs., 9 AJVL THE JOSEPH A. FLUEHR, III FUNERAL HOME, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, and to Mass of Christian Burial 11 AJVL St. Bede The Venerable Church, Holland. Int. Calvary Cem., Conshohocken. GALLO Sept. 20, 1993, ANITA N. (nee Tursih wife of the late Benjamin, devoted mother of Dr. Amelia Gatlo, Elsie A. Gallagher and N'ma R. Baldi; also survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchidren. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and funeral Thurs. 10-11 AJVL at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 N. Providence Rd., Media, Delaware County. Mass of Christian Burial 11 A.M- Int. Hoiv Cross Cem. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made in her name to a charity of your choice. Arr. BALDI FUNERAL HOME GAMBALE Sept. 19, 1993, EDMOND, beloved husband of Helen E. Gambale (nee HoHis), loving father of Edmond Jr., father-in-law of Christine and grandfather of Nicole. Friends are invited to his viewing Wednesday morning from 8:30 AJVL to 10 AJVL at SHEA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 29th and Dickinson Sts. Int. private. Kindly omit flowers. GANDY CHARLES, on Sept. 19, 1993, of Roslvn, at age 77, beloved husband of Marv (nee Irion) and father of Denise L. Fletcher and Berton Nichotls; also survived by grandchildren Donald, Jennifer, Charles and a niece Elaine Grear. Services and -interment were private with CRAFT FUNERAL HOME OF ABINGTON. HAGGERTY Sept. 20, 1993, JAMES P. "PETE" beloved husband of Agnes, father of James P., Thomas and Michael; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, brother of Catherine Haggerry and Mary Murphy; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives, friends and retired members of Phiia. Fire Department are invited to his Funeral Thurs. 8:30 AJVL at SHEA FUNERAL HOME, INC, 29th and Dickinson S7s. Mass of Christian Burial Church of St. Gabriel 9:30 AJVL Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. Friends may -all Wed. eve. 7 to 9. Donations in his memory to The St. Gabriel Church Memorial Fund, 2917 Dickinson St., PhHa., PA 19146 would be appreciated. HJ LANDS SELMA RUTH Z. (nee Zuber), on Sept. 19, 1993, of Springfield, wife of the late Henry Hulands, she is survived by her nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to a Requiem Mass Fri., 11 AJVL, at St. Clement's Church, 2013 Appletree St., Phila., Pa. 19103. Int. Arlington Cem. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made m her memory to the above named Church. Family Services by SPENCER T. VIDEON'S OF DREXEL HILL, 259-2200. HUNTER RITA M. (nee Maloy), Sept. 19, 1993, of So. West Phila. wife of the late William J. Hunter; beloved mother of Marv Zanuiinskv, William J. Jr., Lois M. Egan, John and Joseph Hunter; also 17 grand-children, sister of Edmund, John and Dorothea Maloy. Relatives and friends invited to Funeral Wed. 930 AJVL THE DONOHUE FUNERAL HOME, 8401 WEST CHESTER PIKE (COR. LYNN BLVD.), UPPER DARBY, PA. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AJVL Church of Good Shepard, 67th and Chester Ave., Phila. Int. SS Peter and Paul Cem. Friends may call Tues. eve. 7 to 9 PJVL IANNUZZI RALPH, on Sept. 20, 1993, formerly of So. Phila., resided in Havertown, PA, beloved husband of the late Amalia (nee DeAngetis), dear father of Michael and Domentck lannuzzi; also survived by one nephew Edward Varani and one niece Gemma Varani. Relatives and friends are invited to funeral Thurs., 8:30 AJVL, THE DONOHUE FUNERAL HOME, 8401 WEST CHESTER PIKE (COR. LYNN BLVD.), UPPER DARBY, PA and to Mass of Christian Burial 10 AJVL Church of Sacred Heart, Manoa and She! bourne Rds. Havertown, PA. Int. private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 280 N. Providence Rd. Media, PA 19063 would be appreciated. jKAUIAIflA JAZDO W SKIS Sept. 15, 1993, of Permvpack, EDITH M. (nee Heine), beloved wife of Jules, dear sister of Dorothy Mealev, Eleanor Bums and Frederick Heine, Jr. Private services and interment were held at the convenience of the family. (DOWNS FUNERAL HOME) IFFPRLT W"iHIW Of Phila., Sept. 19, 1993, LILLIAN E., wife of the late Stanley W. Jeffries, sister of Mary Reiber, sister-in-law of Edward and Ruth Jeffries, aunt of Jan Werner, Gwyneth Fitchett and Nancy Jeffries-Stein. Services, Thurs., 11 AJVL, at Olney Baptist Church, 3rd and Chew Sts., PhHa., PA 19120. Viewing Wed. eve. after 7 PJVL at THE FLETCHER FUNERAL HOME, 9529 Bustleton Ave. Int. Cedar HM Cem. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the above Church. KARWOSKI ROBERT J. SR., on Sept. 19, 1993, Of MHmont Park, Pa. Memorial Mass, Wednesday, 9:30 AJVL, at Our Lady of Peace Church, 208 Milmont Ave., Milmont Park, Pa. Bjrial East Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family prefers Mass Cards or donations to the Building Fund, co Our Lady of Peace Church, 501 Belmont Ave., Milmont Park, PA 19033. Arrangements by THE WHITE-LUTTRELL FUNERAL HOME, Ridley Park. KAVAL - KAVALKOVICH On Sept. 19, 1993, ALBERT A. KAVAL, age 77, of Drexel HiH, husband of the late Marion H. (nee Leonard), beloved father of Marion H. Torchia, Leonard A. and Albert R. Kavalkovich, brother of Mary Long and Joseph Kaval; also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral on Thurs., 10 AJVL at the Church of the Holy Comforter, Bond Ave. and Burmont Rd., Drexel Hill. Friends may also call Wed. eve. 7 to 9 PJVL at SPENCER T. VIDEON'S OF DREXEL HILL, Garrett Rd. at Shadeland Ave. Int. Mt. Moriah Cem. In lieu of flowers memorials to The American Cancer Society, 280 N. Providence Rd., Media PA 19063. KELLY-KOWALCKUK Sept. 18, 1993, JOSEPHINE M. (nee Saida), wrfe of the late CaHistus Kelly, mother of Dorothy Murray, Evelyn Fisher, Patricia Maruzzi, Barbara Brown, Janice DiBianca, Joanne Szewczyk and Nicholas Kowalchuk; also survived by 18 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one brother, John and 2 sisters, Amelia Kaschuk and Ann McMena-min. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and funeral on Wed., 8:30 AJVL, BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 9708 Frankford Ave. (at Fitter St.). Mass of Christian Burial, 11 AJVL, Holy Innocents Church. Int. Holy Sepulchre Cem. No viewing Tues. eve. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Evangelical Manor, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd., Phila. 19152, in her memory would be appreciated. KINSEY LINDA M., Sept. IS, 1993, beloved wife of Thurston, beloved mother of Damon, Armond, Nicole and Michelle. Viewing Wed., 10 to 1 1 AJVL, from Our Lady of Victory R.C. Church, 54th and Vine Sts. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AJVL Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. (JULIAN V. HAWKINS) LAMB ADELE H. (nee Hoffman), on Sept. 20, 1993, daughter of the late Daniel and Theresa (nee Anclcer) Hoffman. A dele was an accomplished pianist in PhHa. Beloved aunt Robert Cressman, Barbara Rupert and Richard Cressman. In her memory, in lieu of flowers or memorials, make a friend and be a friend. MARKS RUTH J. (nee Jackson), on Sept. 18, 1993, of Springfield, sister of Dorothy J. Whittall, aunt of Elizabeth Jenkins ad Christine Otquin. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service Thurs. 10:30 AJVL at Covenant Methodist Church, Springfield Rd. and Saxer Ave., Springfield, Pa. Int. Mt. Moriah Cem. Family Services by SPENCER T. VIDEON'S OF DREXEL HILL, 259-2200. Mcdonald -On Sept. 17, 1993, ANNA M.; daughter of the late John J. and Kathryn McDonald (nee Lambs); sister of James, Arthur, Dorothy and Janice McDonald, Marie Crumlish, Laura Mc Kinney, Gertrude Dunn, Helene Barrett and the late John J. Jr., Walter J., William and Kathleen McDonald. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial, Thurs., 10 AJVL from St. Martin of Tours Church, 5400 Roosevelt Blvd. where friends may call from 8:30 AJVL Int. Holy Cross Cem. If so desired, family prefers contributions to St. Martin's Church Fund, PhHa., PA 19124. (ARR.: WM. H. LOGAN) McGARRY Sept. 19, 1993, DONALD E., ki his 42nd year, beloved husband of Donna J. McGarry (nee Ciabattoni), brother of Paul D. McGarry. Relatives and friends are invited to his services Wed., 1 PJVL, MANNAL FUNERAL HOME, 6925 Frank-ford Ave. (at Tyson), where friends may call Tues. eve. 7 to 9 PJVL Int. Resurrection Cem. Memorials m Donald's name may be made to The American Diabetes Assn., One Plymouth Meeting Mall, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1316. MORROW On Sept. 19, 1993, ALINDA R. (nee James), of WMiamstown, NJ., formerly of Sweetwater, age 72, mother of Wallace D. Corry, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Valerie, of Glassboro, N.J., sister of Daisy Slentz, Pearl Jams and Edna Roth, all of PhHa.; .grandmother of Lisa C. Corry. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service 11 AJVL, Thurs. at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, 126 S. Black Horse Pike, Rurmemede, N.J. There will be a viewing Wed. eve. after 7 PJVL at the Funeral Home. Int. White Chapel Gardens, Street Rd., FeastervHfe, Pa. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burhoime Ave., Phila., PA 191 19. NAWROCKI LEON V., Sept. 18, 1993, beloved husband of the late Marv l (Honey) (nee Law son); dear father of Lynda, Gail and Merri Swingle; brother of the late Stanley Nawrocki and Jane Morris; also sadly missed by 3 granchiidren and his dear friend, Dolores McGee. Relatives, friends and members of the Rising Sun V.F.W. Post No. 2819 Disabled American Veterans Chapter 82 and former coworkers of SEPTA are invited to his Funeral Services, Wed. at 10 AJVL THE SUCHARSKI FUNERAL HOME, 2324 Margaret St. Int. Hillside Cem. Friends may call Tues. eve. aft. 7 PJVL and Wed. morning after 9 AJVL (Parking an Premises). NICHOLS JOHN J., on Sun., Sept. 19, 1993, of Fox Chase, beloved husband of the late Clare E. Nees Nichols and father of John J., James E. and his wife, Dolores, and Richard A. and his wife, Renee; grandfather of 4 and brother of Ruth Mooney, Jane Tate, Patricia Brady and William Nichols. Family and friends may call Wed. eve. after 7 PJVL, Church of St. Cecilia, 535 Rhawn St., Fox Chase, and are invited to participate in his Mass of Christian Burial at 8 P.M. Procession to Resurrection Cem. wHI leave Thurs. morning at 10 AJVL, from DEANGEITNERGIVNISH OF FOX CHASE, 7900 Oxford Ave. H so desried a donation in Mr. Nichols' memory to The de Sales Seminary, P.O. Box 1452, Wimington, DE. 19899 would be appreciated by his family. PATTERSON Suddenly, Sept. 19, 1993, CATHERINE L. (nee Gleason), of Juniata Park, wife of the late Thomas W. Sr., mother of Thomas W. Jr., sister of John and William Gleason; alio survived by 2 grandchildren James and Kim. Relatives and friends invited to Funeral Service Wed. 10-.30 AJVL at THE GUCKIN FUNERAL HOME, 1419 E. Hunting Park Ave. Int. Lawnview Cem. VIEWING WED. MORNING ONLY AFTER 9:30. FamBy requests donations to Juniata Park United Methodist Church, Castor and Hunting Park Ave., 19124. PIKE On Sept. 18, 1993, JAMES W., SR., age 53, beloved husband of Kathertne (nee Logan), father of James W., Jr., Raymond E. and Michael T. Pike, and Kathleen M. Remick; also survived by - brother, William W. Pike, Jr. and sister, LucHle Braithwaite, Judy Asplint and The! ma Quinn and 9 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to viewing Wed., 7 to 9 PJVL, ROBERTSON FUNERAL HOME, 2157 E. Cumberland St. Services Thurs. 10 AJVL Int. Rosedale Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to Albert Einstein Medical Center Hospice Program. handle on his reports, and his pieces on KYW never failed to cut directly to the nub of the story," recalled Daily News reporter Bob Warner, who for a time worked alongside Starobin in Harrisburg. Starobin is best remembered for two major scoops which rocked Harisburg, stories so sensational his editors at first were reluctant to put them on the air. In April 1980, a tipster told Starobin a fix was in on a Pennsylvania lottery drawing, involving ping-pong balls with the numbers 4 and 6. Starobin 's research showed that on the day of the drawing in question, wagering on combinations of 4's and 6s had been 10 times as high as normal. That September, indictments came down and four people eventually went to jail. Starobin was vindicated. In 1986, Starobin revealed that Richard L. Guida, executive deputy attorney general in charge of narcotics enforcement, had used cocaine. Guida eventually pleaded guilty to taking the drug. "He was widely known for his steady, solid journalism and for filling the newsroom with his eclectic tastes, endless wit, integrity and class," said John Baer, Harrisburg reporter for the Daily News. His broadcast booth sported a Smokey the Bear sticker and a photograph of Albert Einstein. Alongside his desk, a large metal sign proclaims it's "Reserved for Sandy Starobin." KYW broadcast his final report last Wednesday, a story about a state legislator, who wants condemned murderers put to death, instead of letting them linger in jail. "When he was taken to the hospital yesterday morning, he had his daughter, Jennifer, call to tell us not to worry, Monday was a slow news day," said Roswell. "But Tuesday looked to be very busy, so he would get back in touch. Three hours later, Sandy was dead." Roswell's favorite story about Starobin's legendary sense of humor was the message Sandy left on his voice mail service after a state legislator proposed a bill banning peeping Toms. "Sandy, in a very serious tone, warned me if the bill was passed, 'Y'ouH have to get a new hobby. Bill,' " said Roswell. One of the most painful aspects of losing his sight was that Starobin could no longer take photographs, or admire his work hung on the walls of the Starobin household near Camp Hill. Starobin taught photography for 13 years at Penn State's Harrisburg campus, and exhibited his photographs in galleries. Up until his final day, he tried to maintain as much independence as physically possible. Fellow reporters dropped off his lunch, and he "hitched" rides to hearings on the elbow of an ac- See DEATHS Next Page by Frank Dougherty Daily News Staff Writer Sandy Starobin, the best known news radio voice in Pennsylvania, the state capital reporter who signed off reports with his trademark "SAN-dee STAR-oh-bin, Harr-lS-burg," died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 51. "Sandy's distinctive signoff was as much a part of KYW in Philadelphia, and KDKA, our sister station in Pittsburgh, as the jingles promoting our news coverage," said KYW news director Bill Roswell. "Sandy al ways got the story. He was talented and te-nacious, as tough on the beat as he was gentle with family and friends. We are saddened and stunned by his death," added Roswell. Nothing, he Starobin added, ever stoppd Sandy from getting the story, not even the blindness from diabetes that struck him three years ago. '"The blindness was a testimonial to his persistence and drive. It was never reflected in his work, and our listeners never realized Sandy was blind," Roswell said. Starobin for 22 years used to type his stories on an old manual Olympia typewriter, then record them for broadcast. When blindness overtook him in August 1990, while snoozing in his easy chair, he literally had to change his work habits overnight. '"He began to memorize his reports, then recite them over the phone from the press room in Harrisburg to KYW studios in Philadelphia," said Roswell. He replaced the old stopwatch used to time stories with a talking clock which sang out the time to let him know when he was due to go on the air. It wasn't unusual for Starobin to repeat a story to himself 25 times or more until it felt "right" to him. His signature signoff was so distinctive, he once told Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Michael Yitez, that his son, Michael, heard it so many times that the boy thought his name was "Michael Starobin Harrisburg." Born in New Jersey, Starobin began working for small newspapers after graduating from college. In 1967, he was hired as a general assignment reporter by the Philadelphia Inquirer. After a dispute with the city desk over the editing of a story he wrote about a testimonial dinner for then Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo, Starobin requested a transfer to Harrisburg. In 1969, he left the Inquirer Har-isburg Bureau to work for KYW and KDKA, both owned by Wes-tinghouse Broadcasting. "Sandy was always on the money. He always got the right

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