W2ATM - May 29, 2006

Dwight I. Temple
QCWA Member #2117

TEMPLE-Dwight Irving, on May 29, 2006, of Long Beach, N.Y. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Devoted father of Barbara Begelfer. Funeral entrusted to the Malverne Funeral Home, Anthony J. Walsh & Son, 330 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, Wednesday, 2-4 PM. Religious Service, 3 PM. A Rotarian and member of the Veteran Wireless Operators Association, CBS retiree, Marconi Memorial Gold Medal of Achievement, and 75th Anniversary Award from the Quarter Century Wireless Association. Cremation private.

Published in Newsday on 5/30/2006.

From:   CBS Retirees Ramblings   at   http://www.cbsretirees.com/blog/2006_05_01_archive.htm

Monday, May 29, 2006
Sad news:
I am sorry to report that Dwight Temple passed away this morning at 2am.
He was 92 years old.
He will be waked on Wednesday May 31st 2pm - 4pm at:

Anthony J Walsh & Son Malverne Funeral Home
330 Hempstead Avenue Malverne New York 11565
Phone: (516) 593-7230
(posted by Ted at 5/29/2006 12:33:00 PM)

Dwight Temple - 9/12/1913 - 5/29/2006

Superlatives; all! You pick one and it applies to the character of this gentle man. Dwight Temple graced the stage of life with all the aplomb of a courtesan gentleman. His technical skills afforded him the chance to traverse the world as an adventure that is usually only applied to those communication officers of the maritime industry. That character foundation was the cornerstone of his talents as a Technical Director, during the era of the growth of the television industry's live shows, and too, when the technical talents of the TD was at its zenith, he was much sought-after for his capabilities as a catalyst between production and technical.

His crews were people that stayed with him as long as any other crews that worked in this highly competitive field. They were loyal to him and he was always looking out for their interests as artisans and craftsmen.

His friends are legion; they admired his work ethic, and his dedication to CBS. His counsel to the young technicians was always sought after, for that was the way to quick promotions. He was a fun person and a delightful man to be around. Dwight was also one of the founding fathers of this gathering of CBS people to keep our memories alive and interesting. Along with other great pioneers of radio, and then television, they formed the original associations of the broadcast industry.

His lovely daughter, Barbara, always made sure that her Dad had many 'Alice-in-Wonderland' type birthday celebrations, for there were many very happy half-year birthday parties.

And now, the pantheon is filled with another icon of industry. I wish I could sign off in the language of dots-and-dashes, I would wish him a big Thank You, for a life's work with a fine man.

Peace be with you.
Tony Cucurullo
(posted by Dave at 5/31/2006 06:10:22 PM)

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Having just returned from Dwight's wake, I would like to add a footnote of my own. Dwight was a true gentleman, and I am honored at the privilege of having known him. I knew Dwight for about 36 years, shorter than some, longer than others, however, he touched my life in ways that made it fuller. He always had a kind word, whether at work, on the air, or at family gatherings, including our luncheons, which, of course, are family gatherings! I know his daughter, Barbara, appreciated the outpouring of sympathy from his comrades. He will be missed, and it will be a rare occurence if the world sees another like him.

David Minott
(posted by Dave at 5/31/2006 06:30:39 PM)

an e-mail from W2IX June 4:
I presented the 75 Year Award to W2ATM at his home on February 18,2006 that is visable in the photo of Dwight in the SK article.

I sent photos to the General Manager back in Febraury of the event and was told the pictures would be in the next issue of the Journal.

I did not know nor have ever met Dwight prior to the presentation of his award but I must say that he was a very wonderful person and ham and our time together most memorable.

Frank Lauri
Sec./Tres. Chapter 46- Founders Chapter

June 2, 2006