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Friday, April 30, 2010

Farewell Message from Gary De Vine LAT Pressroom

Friends,

A long, long time ago a hippie kid started working for a great newspaper company. Over the years he held many different jobs at this company: dispatch driver, Eocom operator, platemaker, production camera operator, lead person, assistant supervisor, supervisor and finally pressroom shift supervisor.

All along the way, he made great friendships and connected with many different people he may never have gotten the chance to know.

Now that’s its time for him to move on, as he reflects, he realizes that it’s these relationships that have been the best part of his career. He will cherish them always.

He’s always enjoyed the process of getting a great metropolitan newspaper on the street. Seeing the presses run on nightly basis and knowing that in some small way you helped make that miracle happen has made it all worthwhile.

His hope is that the printed word will go on for a long time to come. While it does, he knows that wonderfully talented people will continue to keep those presses running. God bless them all.

Best and warmest regards,

Gary De Vine

3 comments:

C.RENEY said...

I wish you well Gary ! I hope we will still get together for golf sometimes.:)

Andy said...

Devo was one of the best, if not the very best supervisors I had the pleasure of working for in my 22+ years at the Times. Gary was air, even handed and I never once saw him get flustered. Plus he didn't fire me for stinking up platemaking, even thought to this day I swear it wasn't me! Thanks for the memories Mr. D.

Nubia said...

Farewell and Godspeed, Dear Pressman. I'm hopeful that the printed news will live on. May your dedication and loyalty to the LA Times bring joy to your days of leisure!