Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Former WYOU photographer dies

Bob Dennis, a former photographer for WDAU/WYOU, died of cancer Friday night. WNEP's Andy Palumbo
shares a pretty touching story
about his last day on the job with Dennis...

"Bob was the photographer on the last story I did as a reporter for WYOU, in August of 1996. We were on our way to Mahanoy City to do a follow-up story on a rather large fire. The station had a new owner, and changes were in the works. I had a feeling I wasn’t included in the plans of the new regime. I told Bob how I felt in the truck on the way to Schuylkill County. Bob replied that I was too valuable to the company, and management would never get rid of me. He was trying to calm me down, and get my mind off my problems. I got fired that afternoon. Bob felt worse about it than I did."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One hell of a guy. Told a great visual story. And never a bad word about anyone. Always a pleasure to see him out in the field.
God bless, Bob.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There aren't enough "good guys" left in the world. When we lose one, all of society has a loss. I didn't know Bob, but the description Andy gave shows he was a good person. May he rest in peace.

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I came to this market, Bob was the first person I met from a competing station. First impressions? Friendly, helpful and a gentleman. Bob remained that way through the years.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May he rest in peace. Bob was truly a gentleman. He was the kind of person often missing from today's world: friendly, kind, soft-spoken (but carried a large stick), talented and always willing to lend a helping hand.


We'll miss you, Bob.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob was a true gentleman, never complained about getting called out in the middle of the night, always did his best to produce the video and was willing to do or go wherever you needed him. Go bless you Bob...

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Bob only for one year at WYOU in the late 90's. I remember his sense of humor and always was willing to help out a new guy. Thanks, Bob...you'll be missed.

Scott Hetsko

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Bob for a few years back in the late 80's early 90's and what a man!!!! He never said a bad word about anyone!!!! He sat and ate his bologna sandwich and smiled at the people passing the WB office! The 5 o'clock pop was the best! He always made the best of any situation and always smiled... Always Gentleman!!!! He and his son David are fishing in heaven...

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long Live the Stick. Thank You Mr. Dennis

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Len Modzelesky said...

Whenever I met Bob while out shooting news, it was a bright spot in my day. Bob had a ready smile, and a good word for everyone. He was also a keen observer, and many of us back in "the film days" loved to listen to him share his observations while we were standing around waiting for a perp walk or news conference.
When I think of Bob, I fondly recall the guy I knew with that honkin' 16mmm Auricon film(!)camera who spent so much time at the Luzerne County Courthouse. Bob was a contemporary of WNEP's Marv Berg, who passed away last year. Those of us who knew them are very aware that they were a couple of the best in the business.
Rest well, Bob. You earned it!

12:20 AM  

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