In loving memory of
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Harry Gilbert Wright
April 17, 2014
Harry G. Wright of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away April 17th. Harry was a mechanical engineer for RCA Camden. A graduate of Drexel Institute, Harry started with RCA in 1945, and was part of the beginning of the color television industry in America. He invented television cameras such as the RCA TP-16, TP-35, TP-6, TR-22, TK-42, TK-43, and TK-44. As a member of the TK-76 camera team, he was awarded the I.K. Kessler, Tiger Award for 1976, and the David Sarnoff Award for 1977. The blue RCA cameras could be seen on the sidelines of every football and basketball game in the 70s and 80s, shooting the action.
Harry won four Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for best Technical or Engineering Achievement. He also held numerous patents for his work with RCA.
He was a member of the Townsend's Inlet Yacht Club in Townsend's Inlet, N.J., and of the Platinum Point Yacht Club of Burnt Store, Florida. Harry sang for decades with the Pine Barons Barbershop Chorus of Cherry Hill, N.J., and continued to sing after he moved to Florida with the Cape Chorale of Cape Coral. He enjoyed fishing and boating, the history of the sea and ships, and Civil War history.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy L. Wright, his daughter Jan Wright, and his nephew, Tom Wright. His son, H. Robert Wright, passed away in late 2013. Harry was a loving husband and father, a good friend to all, and an outstanding professional in his long career.
Burial will be held in Horse's Head, Townsend's Inlet, N.J. at a date to be announced.
Donations in his memory can be made to Hope Hospice (9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, 33908, 800-835-1673), who took loving care of him and loving care of his family. The family gives their deepest gratitude to Hope Hospice and their staff of angels.
Published in The News-Press on Apr. 20, 2014