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Mary Katherine Obit: George Lorrie (George Levine) 29-Dec-2009 (3) Obit: Interesting obit - anyone remember him? 10 Jan 10


LEVINE--George, 1923-2009, 86, educator, activist, artist,
songwriter, performer; under the stage name of "George
Lorrie", he hosted the "Folklore with Lorrie" on WNJR and
"George Lorrie's Grand Concert of Folk Music" on WNCN, WBAI
and other stations in the 50 and early 60s. A father of
"interconnect" who battled then monopoly AT&T, appearing
before the New York Public Service Commission and others on
behalf of the public and municipalities to hold down
telephone rates. Died on December 29, 2009 after a long
illness, borne with grace. Survived by sister Rosalie,
companion Ruth, sons Seth and Jeremy, daughter-in-law
Patricia and grandchildren Erica and Joshua. We will never
forget and always love you!


Published in New York Times on January 10, 2010


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