Passings

Stan Brooks (’49), news radio pioneer and a voice for NYC

Stan Brooks had seen it all because he covered it all. From the 68th Democratic National Convention in Chicago to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Brooks reported on nearly every major story on New York City radio since 1962. Brooks, known for helping establish New York City’s first all-news radio station, 1010 WINS, died Dec. 23 from lung cancer. He was 86.

Robert Shogan (’51), political reporter considered ‘among the best of the best’

Robert Shogan, a former D.O. managing editor who went on to become a valued political journalist for The Los Angeles Times and other publications, died of pneumonia Oct. 30 at age 83.

Donald Weill, former editor in chief

Donald Weill ('51), a former editor in chief, died Jan. 28, 2013. His poetry was featured in The Saturday Evening Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, according to his online obituary.

Bob Heisler, first editor of the independent D.O.

Bob Heisler died May 5, 2012, at age 60, after a long struggle with cancer. He will be remembered as a legacy at The D.O., as a respected leader and as an inspiration to young journalists.

Helen Straus, associate editor in 1930s

Helen Straus, an associate editor at The Daily Orange from 1933-34 and an editorial writer from 1935-1936, died Aug. 3, 2012, at age 96. She was a female pioneer of journalism.

Chester Hansen, 1930s editor and WWII diarist

Chester Hansen used to wake up early, jump in his Ford Model A and deliver The Syracuse Daily Orange to the dorms and fraternity houses across campus.

Just hours earlier, he was working to produce the paper. Hansen was The D.O.'s editor during the 1938-39 school year. He died Oct. 17, 2012,, at age 95.