Larry Bloomfield “Taste of NAB Road Show” Founder Dead at 72
Broadcast engineer Larry Bloomfield, founder of the Tech-Notes newsletter and the “Taste of NAB Road Show” died Monday in Eugene, Oregon from a heart attack at the age of 72.
In his 9 years running the Taste of NAB Road Show, Larry gave 468 presentations to nearly 12,000 people and drove an astonishing 143,337 miles around the country.
Larry Bloomfield wrote his own autobiography that can be found on his personal website (link no longer available).
Bloomfield leaves behind his wife Carollee and two sons, Larry and Tom.
Funeral services for Bloomfield were scheduled to be held at the Burns Funeral Home in Florence, Ore., on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010.
LBA’s Paulo Fernandes had the following to say:
“I met Larry for the first time only a few months back. Since then, we have communicated regularly and it seemed like I have known him for years. This is the type of person Larry was. Even after only meeting him recently, I will miss him and wish his family the best through these hard times and my prayers will always be with the Bloomfield’s.”
“It is with sadness that I inform everyone of the passing of Larry Bloomfield. Larry was an active member of the Society, and was a past educator of the year. Every year he tirelessly traveled around the country to SBE chapters with his Taste of NAB road show, giving members who would not otherwise be exposed to new products and technologies a look at them. He was a friend of SBE, often handing out membership applications at his road show, and encouraging non-members to join up. He had a thirst for knowledge, and as we say in the business had been around enough to know broadcasting inside out. Our thoughts go out to his wife Carolee and sons Larry and Tom. Services will be held at the Burns Funeral Home, in Florence Or. on November 14, 2010”
President, Society of Broadcast Engineers
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