Tuesday, November 20, 2007


So, as previously mentioned, yesterday was a pretty glum day. Two deaths to report. Rest in peace, Peg and Sam.

I worked with Peg for years on the news desk in the heady days of New York Newsday; she was a smart, friendly editor's editor.
Peg Finucane, a former Newsday editor, dies at 57

Peg Finucane, a much-loved former Newsday editor and professor at Hofstra University, died Sunday morning of an infection she developed while battling pancreatic cancer. She was 57.

Family and friends remembered Finucane as a masterful editor who guided reporters to greatness, as well as a caring professor who loved teaching students how to thrive in the changing world of journalism.

"She loved newspapering," said Bob Heisler, her husband of 22 years. "She was an editor in the best sense of the word."

Finucane held several different jobs during her 24 years at Newsday. She began as a copy editor, then took on a series of editing roles, with her most recent position being that of a news editor in the Viewpoints section.

Sam I knew mostly through his father, Steve, one of the sweetest and smartest editors in the newsroom. Steve occasionally brought Sam and and his sister Lily into the office when they were little. Sam accidentally flipped over a retaining wall while riding his bike on the upper level of the Manhattan Bridge in New York, fell to the lower level and was hit by a car.

Sam Hindy, computer engineer, dies at 27

Sam Hindy's passions took him on an unusual career path. In high school, his in-line skating stunts won him a sponsorship from Rollerblade. Passionate about theoretical physics, he explained string theory to his parents over dinner. After spending a year working at his father's brewery, he finally settled on a degree in computer engineering.

The son of Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and former Newsday editor Stephen Hindy, Sam Hindy of Brooklyn died Friday of head and torso injuries after he fell from the upper deck of the Manhattan Bridge to the lower deck and was struck by a car. He was 27.

Hindy was born in 1980 in Beirut, Lebanon, where his father worked as a correspondent for The Associated Press. A year later, fearing the rockets and machine gun fire that came dangerously near their home, the family moved to Cairo.

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