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Gershon Kekst Dies at 82

Thu, Mar. 23, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Gershon KekstGershon Kekst, founder and chairman emeritus of corporate, financial and M&A communications advisory giant Kekst and Company, died on March 17. He was 82.

Media Trainer Joyce Newman, New York, Dies at 74

Thu, Jan. 12, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Joyce NewmanJoyce Newman, 74, founder of The Newman Group, New York, who showed professionals and celebrities in the U.S. and abroad how to improve their skills in presentations and media interviews, died Jan. 7.

Healthcare PR Pioneer Castaldi Dies at 71

Mon, Jan. 9, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Marilyn CastaldiMarilyn Castaldi, a healthcare PR pro who held leadership positions at Burson-Marsteller, FleishmanHillard and Hill & Knowlton Strategies, passed away on January 5. She was 71.

George McQuade, L.A. PR Pro, Died at 64

Thu, Dec. 22, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

George McQuadeGeorge McQuade, 64, former news producer and anchor for NBC and CBS affiliates in Los Angeles, who had numerous PR posts as well as being West Coast correspondent for O’Dwyer’s, died Oct. 15.

Media Training Pioneer George Glazer Dies at 86

Tue, Nov. 29, 2016

By Editorial Staff

George GlazerGeorge Glazer, regarded by legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite as “the most trusted PR man in America” died of a heart attack Nov. 22 at his home in Palm Beach County, Florida.

PR Executive Kerr Dies at 90

Mon, Sep. 19, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Ian KerrIan Kerr, retired PR counselor and president emeritus of the Westchester/Fairfield CT chapter of PRSA, passed away on September 16.

Hollywood Publicist Murray Weissman Dies at 90

Tue, Jan. 5, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Murray WeissmanMurray Weissman, a partner in Weissman/Markovitz Communications, Los Angeles, a leading publicist for many years, died Dec. 28 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90.

Gordon Conley, JWT PR Vet, Dies at 92

Tue, Nov. 24, 2015

By Greg Hazley

J Walter ThompsonGordon Conley, a journalist and veteran PR executive at J. Walter Thompson’s PR operation, died Oct. 26 of natural causes. He was 92.

Yogi-isms that PR Folks Can Appreciate

Thu, Sep. 24, 2015

By Matthew Schwartz

Yogi BerraFor many people (and non-sports fans, in particular), the beloved Berra will be remembered for his witticism and endearing way with words.

Anne Gaylor, Abortion Friend, Eruv Foe, Dies at 88

Fri, Jun. 26, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

ann gaylorAnne Gaylor, principal founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which was a pioneer supporter of abortion rights and which later became a foe of Jewish religious boundaries called eruvim, died June 14 in Fitchburg, Wis. She was 88.