Check in on Tim Dumont

Tim Dumont and Rene Jalbert

This from Rene Jalbert, former Courant graphic artist:

Tim Dumont is on the last leg of this earthly journey. He has pancreatic cancer and will not be pursuing chemo or radiation. They have given him a few months. He is in a rehab nursing facility now. I would like it if you could put a mention of it in the blog. He could use a few jokes/cards/calls. I will be visiting him tomorrow.

Tim Dumont Room 237A
Peninsula Care & Rehabilitation Center
900 Beckett Way
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Room phone: 1-727-939-3135
Cell: 1-813-442-1520

Tim, who was one of the original members of the Courant’s first Graphic Arts Department, was part of a buyout back in 1995. Here’s a post from back then recounting his move to Port Richey, Fla.


John Lacy passes at 84

This from Colin McEnroe, who expresses sentiments that many Courant alum are sharing right now…

For many years, I shared time and space at the Hartford Courant with an especially sweet, gentle, funny man named John Lacy.

He had a column which some of you, as readers, may remember. I’m sad to report that he has died at 84. I’m in touch with his children right now, and I know it would mean a lot to them to know that there are people who do remember their dad and his work.

If he had a mean bone in his body, I never found it. Mostly, if you could make an accounting of it, I think he quietly nudged all our days in good directions.

Cards and letters may be sent to:

Carrie Lacy
40 Curtis Rd
Glastonbury CT

Here’s John’s obituary as it appears in the Courant.


DeSilva both proud and guilty after Spotlight

Bruce DeSilva, like most career journalists, was inspired by the movie Spotlight, which in his case hit close to home. Too close, as he explains in this blog entry.


The JI has jobs

This from Chris Powell…
The JI has an opening for a layout and copy editor –

– and a reporter –
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