Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cathie Calvert, former Merc reporter, dead at 74

Cathie Calvert, a reporter in the South Bay for nearly 40 years, died May 17 of lung cancer at age 74. A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Oak Hill Cemetery's Chapel of the Roses, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose.

Here's a link to the Merc's obit. Calvert was at the Sunnyvale Daily Standard from 1957 to 1970, working there as a reporter and society editor. She was with the Mercury News from 1970 to 1996.

The obit notes that breaking news was her forte. She logged thousands of bylines covering fires, toxic spills, elections and earthquakes, including the Loma Prieta quake of 1989, for which the Mercury News staff won a Pulitzer Prize.

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