January 10, 2012
A funeral for the broadcaster Herb Clarke will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010. Donations may be made to the church or to the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia 19106. Mr. Clarke, 84, a weatherman on Philadelphia's Channel 10 newscasts for nearly 40 years, died Sunday, Jan. 8, at Beaumont, a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. He and his wife, Barbara Cawthorne Clarke, were longtime residents of Haverford before moving to Beaumont in 2004.
January 8, 2012 |
Herb Clarke, the low-key broadcaster who was a fixture as a weatherman on Philadelphia's Channel 10 newscasts for nearly 40 years, died Sunday at a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. He was 84. Barbara Clarke, his wife of 56 years, said in a statement that Mr. Clarke died of complications derived from Alzheimer's Disease. "The thing with Herb is that he was a regular, down-home guy," said Gerry Wilkinson, the chairman of Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, an organization devoted to chronicling the region's broadcasting history.
January 1, 1998 |
The station, NBC 10, wanted to send a limousine to chauffeur weatherman Herb Clarke and his wife, Barbara, to his last night on the job. Clarke wouldn't hear of it. "No, that's not our style," he said. Good-byes are never easy, especially for someone as low-key as Clarke, who, after 39 years on the air in Philadelphia, became a fixture in people's living rooms - an invited guest and a friend. But Clarke, 70, decided it was time to say good-bye. "I'm probably overdue," he said yesterday afternoon.
January 9, 2012 |
Herb Clarke, 84, the low-key broadcaster who was a fixture as a weatherman on Philadelphia's Channel 10 newscasts for nearly 40 years, died late Sunday afternoon at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, a retirement community. Barbara Clarke, his wife of 56 years, said Mr. Clarke died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. "The thing with Herb is that he was a regular, down-home guy," said Gerry Wilkinson, a good friend and chairman of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, an organization devoted to chronicling the region's broadcasting history.
December 24, 1997 |
Herb Clarke, a 39-year veteran of the Philadelphia airwaves, will give his last forecast on NBC 10 on New Year's Eve. The 70-year-old Clarke is retiring. "I've been on the night shift for a long time," Clarke said in a telephone interview from Virginia, saying that he and his wife, Barbara, have been looking forward to retirement "for some time. " "I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve, or on my birthday - so elated, with this wonderful feeling of free time," Clarke said. Clarke will stay in the region, and will continue to appear on WCAU, filing stories about gardening and perhaps even doing fill-in weather reports, said news director Steve Doerr.
January 9, 2012 |
HERB CLARKE, one of Philadelphia's most recognizable TV personalities, who for 39 years kept viewers apprised of weather conditions in the region, died yesterday. He had been living at the Beaumont Retirement Community in Bryn Mawr since 2004. His wife, Barbara, said he died of complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 84. "Herb Clarke was a broadcasting giant in Philadelphia," said Brad Nau, president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.
December 23, 1997 |
Herb Clarke, the dean of Philadelphia TV weather forecasters, will roll up his weather map on New Year's Eve after 39 years on the air at WCAU (Channel 10). Reached this weekend in Virginia, where he's spending Christmas, Clarke, 70, declined to comment on his plans until Dec. 31, but Channel 10 news director Steve Doerr yesterday confirmed that Clarke was retiring. "We've tried to honor Herb's wishes" - for a low-key send-off - "but it's the worst-kept secret in Philadelphia," Doerr said.
September 7, 1995 |
Herb Clarke, who started alerting Philadelphians to high-pressure centers and snowstorms in 1958, when Dwight Eisenhower was president and Bill Clinton was 12 years old, thinks NBC will provide a fine home after all his years of working for a CBS-owned station. "I just hope they don't get a real good weatherman," joked Clarke, who is 68. Malcolm Poindexter, who did his first story for KYW in 1967 and remembers showing Jessica Savitch around on her first day there in 1972, says he's looking forward to working for CBS after all his time with the NBC affiliate.
March 17, 2009 |
Meteorologist John Bolaris was a media lightning rod when he worked at Channel 10: scattered brawls, flurries of name-calling, nights of deep canoodling. He's also the guy who, in 2001, hyped the big snowstorm that missed Philadelphia. So why - more than a year after he returned to Philadelphia after five years in New York - has there not been a dusting, or even a dustup? Friends say that the 51-year-old Bolaris, now chief meteorologist at Fox29, has grown up. The "new" John, they say, can be attributed to his daughter, Reina Sofia, a long-haired sprite who just turned 5. Bolaris shares custody with his former girlfriend Tiffany McElroy, a morning anchor in New York who briefly was a coworker at Channel 10. "Having a kid has slowed him down, in a good way," said Matt Cord, the WMMR radio personality and 76ers announcer.
June 26, 1987 |
A group of area banks yesterday launched a $40,000 campaign to convince the elderly to use direct deposit for their Social Security checks. The campaign, called "Freedom Payments," is supposed to prove to retirees that they are better off using the government's system of depositing their checks electronically in their bank accounts, instead of the traditional method of obtaining the checks in the mail and personally bringing them to a bank teller...