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SCHLESINGER--Carl, 88, printer, linotype and labor union historian, composer of the official march of The New York Times, co-producer of Tap Extravaganza (R), tap dance enthusiast, wordsmith and author of printing history books. He was a proud New York Times printer, educator and trainer for 35 years, and from 1967-73 established a printing school in Nairobi, Kenya. Producer and narrator of award-winning documentary, Farewell Etaoin Shrdlu; starring role in Linotype: the Film; and star of Heart and Sole: Twenty Years of Tap Extravaganza. Schlesinger is survived by his wife, Renee, daughters Laura (Craig) Minor, Barbara "Tia" (Michael) Amdurer, Jeanne Buesser, grandchildren and great-grandson. Donations to "Schlesinger Fund" NY Public Library, 445 5th Ave., NY NY 10016 or

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 11, 2014
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