Long-time barbershopper, author, and award winning CBS Radio journalist Dave Zorn has joined the Chapter Eternal. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, September 29 in Phoenix.
David Richard Zorn of Novi, Michigan died at the age of 73 on July 30 of cancer. Viewing will be held Friday August 3, 2018 from 4-7 pm at O'Brien Sullivan Funeral Home 41555 Grand River Ave Novi, MI 48375 (248-348-1800) followed by a funeral service at 7 pm.
Dave was born in Lebanon, Missouri on November 22, 1944, and was a 1962 graduate of West Phoenix High School, and attended Phoenix College before serving in the Marine Corps from 1964-67 including a year in Vietnam from 1965-66, achieving the rank of Corporal.
His radio news broadcasting career began in 1969 in Phoenix at KOY-AM, moving on to KPHO-AM and eventually KTAR-AM where he was Director of News and Programming from 1978-81. From 1981-2006 he worked for CBS Radio in Los Angeles at KNX-AM until retirement. He received numerous awards for excellence in Journalism including the Columbia Journalism Award and many Golden Mikes.
He was a member of the Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association and the Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA).
He is the author of "Dinky Dau: Love, War and the Corps".
He is survived by his wife, Carolynn, son, David, four stepchildren, John, Christine, Jolie and Robert, nine grandchildren and brothers Ed and Bill.
Dave will be remembered for his broadcast and singing voice, his sense of humor and his kindness. He will be missed by many friends, co-workers, Marines and extended family, as almost anyone who knew him was drawn into his circle of humanity.
For friends in the FWD, Carolyn has set up a memorial gathering for Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at ...
A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel, 710 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013.
Donations in Dave's memory can be made to pawsforveterans.com. Expressions of sympathy www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com or at www.Legacy.com