Obituaries

Shav Glick, auto writer was 87

GlickShav Glick covered auto racing for the L.A. Times for 37 years, until he was 85 years old, and earned legend status in the sport. He died Saturday of complications from melanoma. Glick knew Jackie Robinson when both were students at Pasadena Junior College, and lived in Pasadena virtually all of his life. From the LAT obit by Mike Kupper:

He was born Shavenau Glick on Sept. 16, 1920, and later accounted for the absence of a middle name by saying his mother "thought Shavenau was long enough."

[skip]

After World War II, he went to work for the Star-News and stayed until 1954, when future Times publisher Otis Chandler hired him as sports editor of the Los Angeles Mirror, a sister paper of The Times. When the Mirror was merged into The Times in 1962, Glick made the transition as well.

Previously: Replacing Shav Glick


More by Kevin Roderick:
John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
Recent Obituaries stories on LA Observed:
John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
Cecilia Alvear, 77, trail blazing NBC News producer
Rosie Hamlin, 71, writer and singer of 'Angel Baby'
Robert Osborne, 84, host on Turner Classic Movies
Amy Dawes, 56, journalist and author
Richard Schickel, 84, film critic, director and author
Media notes: Anthony Marquez, 55, AP bureau chief in Los Angeles
Kevin Starr, 76, the historian of California


 

LA Observed on Twitter