Former NABET 31 president James Harvey died on November 10. After serving in the U.S. Navy in WWII and the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Harvey went to work at WNHC-TV in New Haven, CT as a TV Engineer. In 1962, Harvey joined ABC News as a TV Engineer at their new Washington D.C. news bureau, working there for 29 years, covering the funerals of Presidents Kennedy and Eisenhower, Inaugural parades, election nights, Watergate hearings and in 1972 he was a member of the advance group of TV Engineers that went to China to prepare for Nixon’s visit. After retiring from ABC in 1991 he went to work as NABET Local 31 Vice President, and later President, retiring in 2000. Family will receive friends at Pumphrey’s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home (7557 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD) on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 3-6p and the funeral will be held at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church (9601 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD) on November 19 at 11a. Contributions in his name may be made to the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad.
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