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Dear, Robert - 'Bob'

Staging and lighting director.

Bob Dear, "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."

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GAD - Good Afternoon Detroit Anniversary Show 1984

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Good Afternoon Detroit - GAD - 1984 Anniversary Celebration
Back Row: Dex Sieger, Chris Stepien, Pete, Jim Ochs, ?????, Junie Bond, Tom Cleeves, Randy Silverman, Harriet Rotter, Jillayne Pautsch, Gene Taylor, ?????, Synka Curtis, John Kelly, Glenn Pearson, Gail Parker, Shirley Eder, Geoff Brock, Doug Kole, Bob Dear, Sioux DeOrlow Goodman, Tom McKinnon, Yanni    

Middle Row: Cathy Alfafara, Jackie (Astrologer), Angela Addison, Nate Penn,  ?????, Laurie Leinonen, Cheryl Ross, Suzanne Timma, Don Carter, Claire Carmichael, Marilyn Turner, Barbara Koster, Keith Booth, Kathy Linwood, Lisa Fisco, Colleen Burcar, Debbie Avery Canter, Lynda Hirsch, ?????, TJ Elliot  

Front Row: Dayna Eubanks, Jim Johnson, Al Segar, Sid Day, Tony Tillman, Dave Riley, Vic Hill,  Del Warner  

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