Industry Icon Dick Vinocur Passes

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

WhatTheyThink is saddened to learn that industry icon Dick Vinocur has passed away. His son Michael made the following announcement on Facebook:

"Passing of my father...

With sorrow, our family would like to announce that M. Richard Vinocur, Merv to some, Dick to others, passed away on Friday evening. He went peacefully after a several month battle with deteriorating health.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 21st at 11AM, Gutterman and Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, 402 Park Street, Hackensack, NJ. A reception will be hosted by my mother, Carol Vinocur, after the service at her home, 1500 Palisade Avenue, Apt. 6F, Fort Lee, NJ.

Since our conference management days, we've always been fixated with attendance figures, so hope many of you can join us to share your best Merv/Dick stories and help us remember what made him so special!"