What great times we had in San Jose when
our families were young.
Remembering Christmas Parades and always the "too tall" Christmas Trees. I will
always remember Jess with a smile.
We were fortunate in having The Marlows
for neighbors and blessed by having them
My thoughts and prayers are with Susie and
Aunt ZA and I send my love.
Our condolences to the family. He will obviously be greatly missed.
God is a refuge and strength - Psalms
The prayers of my wife and myself surround Phyllis and family as you walk through this valley. We are so grateful for the graciousness of Jess in hosting for many years the weekly radio broadcast of our worship services at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale. It was always a joy to greet Jess when he came to do those recordings. And we are appreciative of his presentations to our United Methodist Men on several occasions. He had a keen and analytical mind and it was always so interesting to learn from him. May the good Lord bless you, Phyllis, and hold you and Jess and your family always in the palm of His gracious and loving hand.
Dr. Ken Heflin, Pastor, Glendale, California First United Methodist Church, 1986 to 1993.
Im am very sad to read of the passing of Jess Marlow...I missed him very much, when he retired from the TV News...I always would choose his news report over others, because he just had a way of reporting that out-did all others...He was so down to earth and seemed to be the nicest guy. Sorry for his passing...
Most Angelenos knew of Jess Marlow through their TV Screens as a straightforward, direct presenter of the days events in LA and beyond. It was a job he did with precision, balance and thoughtfullness in a time when news anchors were respected for those talents and appreciated by the audience. I was one of those...and a little more.
When I was headed for college, I really did not have a fixed idea of what I wanted to do in the form of a career or goal. My uncle, who was a master carpenter and builder, worked for KNBC at the time and out of blue suggested that I might want to try journalism. Through his intervention he arranged a meeting between myself and Jess at his office. Jess took 90 minutes out of his busy schedule(he was preparing the 5PM news at the time) to listen to what I was doing and then offered some insights into the world of electronic journalism that were valid then....and now.
He said, among other things, that the key to being a good journalist lay not necessarily in getting or havng a degree in Journalism. One of the best skills to develop was to be a good generalist-"to know a little about a lot of thngs and a lot about a few chosen things that interest you". Listen first-then ask the question- and then listen to the answer. That in turn shapes the next question or the next line of inquiry. Accuracy matters (then and now) and you can never be so close to deadline that you don't ask the last question "Is there anything we missed?" Remember always that your job (and skill) is to give the audience as much information as you can within the limits you are given...and let the audience take it from there. If you have done your job right, they will understand and be informed and you can't hope for more than that.
Through the years Jess and I bumped into each other more than a few times in the field...and every time we met he had the same smile, the same enthusiasm, and he was, I thought, pleased with the efforts I made everyday in trying to cover news in LA. Our world, culture and profession benefitted from his prescence, and I owe him a debt that I can't repay...except by trying to do my job to the best of my ability each and every day.
KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
(also KFWB NEWS 980-1985-2008)
KLAC Radio (1977-1984)
Are pray with the family.rembrr Jess In the 70, god bless you, Van,s feed an garden
My prayers are with him and his fam.I always watch his news. Great reporter.
You were the greatest! When I lived and worked in the West San Fernando Valley, we always watched you on the news.
I worked as an Editorial Assistant (aka, gofer) at KNBC News in the '70s and one day when I must have been looking particularly dejected, Jess came up to me and asked me how old I was. He then said, "You know what I was doing when I was your age? I was a telegrapher for the railroad. There was no more dead end job in the world. Everything worked out for me and I'm sure it will for you." What a mensch!
so sad I remember when jess reported the death of fransis gary powers
I worked with Jess at Channel 2. He was the consumate gentleman and professional back in the day when local t.v. news had substance. He and his ilk are truly missed.
The world was a brighter place with you in it. you will be missed Uncle Jess... Aunt Phyllis and Susie...prayers, hugs and love to you
Barbara Hadley Spagnoli
Thank you Jess Marlow, for good memories. Growing up in the 70's, my family and I watched you on the news during dinner time. You made even the news pleasant to watch. RIP Mr Marlow.
I grew up watching the news with Jess Marlow! He went off the air and that was the last I saw of him on the news. Rest in peace.......
condoles to the family of jess marlow. RIP good bye jess
I am the daughter of Estel Smith (Jess's cousin). My Mother and sister Sandy and I want to express our condolences. My Dad always said how proud he was of Jess's achievements. When I told Mom she said she was so sad to hear this and that Jess was a fine man.
Rest in peace. I grew up watching you on the news.
Rest in peace. You were the best news man in Los Angeles.
I remember watching this handsome man on the news for years as a kid. I'm very saddened to hear of his passing.
I am the daughter of Estel Smith (Jess's cousin) My mother Marceline, my sister Sandy and I here in Ste. Genevieve Mo. send or condolences. My Dad always talked proudly about Jess and his accomplishments. Mom was sad to here of his passing. She said "Jess was a fine man".
I am so sad to hear of Jess passing even more because we have been living only 20 minutes apart and I never knew. Jess in Loveland and I in Fort Collins. I worked with Jess in Burbank and he is a wonderful person and greatly missed by many people.
Jess moved down to L.A. around the same time we moved to Santa Barbara from San Jose. It was a thrill to turn on the TV & see my favorite anchor had 'followed' us!
Thanks for being such a great newsman...I grew up watching you and always thought you were both professional and kind. My condolences to your family.