Donald W. Volkman
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Formerly of Somerville, MA, died in Palo Alto, CA on March 19, 2002 at age 78. Graduated from Somerville High School Class of 1941. Served in the Pacific Theater of W.W. II with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and in the post war occupation of Japan. Educated at Boston University graduating in 1951. He was a long time employee of WBZ TV News Dept. as a cinema photographer. He photographed the riot at Charles Street Jail and many hurricanes. He later traveled the country with Mike Wallace interviewing important personalities across the United States. He traveled with Steve Allen and Merv Griffin. He received high commendations on his travels with Benny Goodman to the Brussels World Fair in 1957. He was one of the main directors of an award winning motion picture entitled "The Honeymoon Killers" which was rated one of the top foreign films shown in Europe. He also authored several books. He is survived by 1 brother Harry Volkman of Itasca IL and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Friday, March 22 at the Roller- Hapgood-Tinney Funeral Home, Palo Alto, CA.

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Published in Boston Globe on Mar. 21, 2002.
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March 21, 2002
I was in a student movie that Don made in 1946. My brother Jerry was the star. I saw it several times in the old Murdock hall at the College Ave. Church. I used to ask Ken if he could find a copy but woefullly it is gone. Don and Ken were good men .
Gene Scott
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