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Longtime Daily News worker dies

first_imgDahlenburg is survived by his wife Alta, and his five grown children, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. [email protected] (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He was honored in 2005 for working at the Daily News for 50 years. A resident of North Hollywood, Dahlenburg was remembered by coworkers Tuesday as an avid Lakers fan, who was well liked in the pressrooms in Valencia. Coworkers said each time Dahlenburg was asked when he would retire, he would say “maybe five years from now.” “He rarely missed a day at work and he was always willing to jump in and do anything, even when he got a little older,” said Dahlenburg’s supervisor Steve Tumbusch. “He was 66 but he could still do the same job he was doing as if he was 25.” Tumbusch said Dahlenburg had just returned from a two-week vacation to Hawaii and had been suffering from a cold. But he still showed up for work on Saturday and stayed for his shift. “He was a very nice guy,” said Tumbusch, who worked with Dahlenburg for 28 years. “He had lots of friends here. This was his second home.” VALENCIA – Jim Dahlenburg, who worked for more than half a century as a mailroom mechanic for the Daily News, died Saturday, his family and friends said. He was 66. Dahlenburg was just 15 when he took a job as a part-time mail inserter for what was then known as the Valley News and Green Sheet. He witnessed several changes to the newspaper and its production, including its name change to the Daily News. Dahlenburg worked his way up at the newspaper and for more than 30 years, he helped keep the packaging and distribution equipment operating. last_img

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