Carl A. Breitinger, 71, 20-year internal news photographer.

September 18, 2014 - garden totes

TOM TOROK tells a story of how he once transient corporeal damage interjection to Carl Breitinger.

It was 1978, and Tom, as a contributor for a Courier-Post, had participated in some articles exposing crime in Gloucester Township, N.J., stirring a madness of Democratic officials.

Along came Carl Breitinger, afterwards a photographer for a Bulletin, nearing during Democratic Party domicile in all innocence.

But he wore a beard, as Tom Torok did, and raging officials suspicion it was Torok behind for some-more dirt. Breitinger was grabbed roughly by some rugged Democrats and tossed down a moody of stairs.

Tom, now a staff author for a Inquirer, was not benefaction for a drama, though shortly adequate listened about it. Breitinger competence have suffered some bruises in a tumble, though he didn’t call a law.

Whether a disagreement was resolved is not available in a story of informal photojournalism, though Tom was relieved that it wasn’t he who was so angrily handled.

Carl A. Breitinger, a journal photographer for some-more than 20 years during a Courier-Post, a Bulletin and a Inquirer, died of leukemia Sept. 9. He was 71 and lived in Big Island, Va.

Getting tossed down a stairs by Democrats was not a usually tighten call Carl had in his career. There was, for instance, a time he was perched on a height erected in a trees unaware Logan Circle where Pope John Paul II was celebrating Mass in 1979.

There wasn’t many possibility of falling, though there were other problems given confidence would not let a photographers leave their perch, not even to answer a call of nature.

Jon Falk, late Daily News print editor and a photographer for a Bulletin during a time, pronounced Carl was always during a forefront of what was going on.

“He was formidable to unfit to beat,” pronounced Falk. “He was solid and smart. He was low-key and had a good clarity of humor. He didn’t have an rivalry in a world.”

One of a many noted photos Carl took was of a Apr 1977 glow that wrecked a aged Garden State competition track. His print showed abandon beating around a iconic statue of a competition equine on a roof of a building. It was widely reproduced.

Carl was innate in Clinton, S.C., and graduated from Delaware Township High School, now Cherry Hill West High School in New Jersey. He went on to investigate during Rutgers-Camden.

He started operative for a Courier-Post in 1961, though not as a photographer. He graduated from a Antonelli School of Photography in Philadelphia and became a photographer during a Courier-Post in 1973.

He was a photographer for a Bulletin from 1977 until a paper sealed in 1982, afterwards became an Inquirer agreement photographer from 1982 until he late in 1994.

One of Carl’s some-more engaging jobs over a years was operative with George Tiedemann when George, a former Bulletin photographer, was with Sports Illustrated covering a Indianapolis 500. Carl didn’t sketch a race, though was used by Tiedemann to receptacle apparatus and ride a film behind to New York.

In 1974, Carl and his wife, Carol Anne, inadvertently bought a “ready-cut” residence sole by Sears, Roebuck Co. in Merchantville, N.J. The houses were sole by mail right out of a Sears catalog. They were in such direct that when a Breitingers changed out they were means to sell a residence immediately and privately.

After relocating to Virginia, Carl worked for a time for a J. Crew Factory room in Lynchburg.

A final plan that Carl was concerned to finish was a family story book featuring 4 generations of Breitingers going behind to family roots in Germany.

He had a book with him in a Lynchburg General Hospital and proudly showed it to Jon Falk when Jon visited him 3 days before he died.

“Like all else in his life, he finished what he started,” Falk said.

Besides his mother of 40 years, Carl is survived by a brother.

Services: Graveside use 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, during Colestown Cemetery, 100 Kings Hwy. N., Cherry Hill.


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