He was known as “Mr. AtlanticCity,” passed away Saturday at 88 years of age.
Pinky’s real name was Seymour, which, as history has it, he never answered to. His personality was infectious. For 57 years, he hosted”Pinky’sCorner” on station WOND. He would broadcast from local restaurants and haunts, and recently from the Borgata Hotel and Casino. He had also hosted a talk show on channel 40, an NBC affiliate that shut down last year. He also wrote a column for the Press of Atlantic City from 2010 til earlier this year. He used to do a 1 minute gossip clip on the locals called “Insider Notes.”
He had been out sick for the first time in all his years (56!) at WOND back in May when he underwent open heart surgery. He had a hard time coming back from it. He started calling in stand-in hosts and retired shortly thereafter in August.
Surviving are his wife, Janet; and two sons, Jeffrey and Gregory. His daughter, Cheryl, died in 2006 after 18 years as a teacher in Atlantic City’s schools.
There will never be another Pinky. May he rest in peace…