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Consider This: Two Honorable Men

As 2007 drew to a close, we were saddened by the passing of two very prominent local residents.

On Dec. 19, we lost Frank Capra, Jr. Twenty-five years ago Mr. Capra came to Wilmington to direct the film "Firestarter" for Dino De Laurentis. That movie launched the regional film business here in southeastern North Carolina. Two years later De Laurentis built a movie studio here. In 1996, the studio, under new ownership, named Mr. Capra head of EUE/Screen Gem Studios - the largest film production center east of California and home to television series like Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill and dozens of films. He was a tireless ambassador for the North Carolina film industry, a teacher and mentor to those who studied or worked in film, and very active in the community.

On Dec. 23, we lost Dr. George Koseruba, a longtime Wilmington pediatrician who came here from California almost 70 years ago to serve his internship and residency at James Walker Memorial Hospital. He never left. He worked at Babies Hospital in Wrightsville Beach and later opened his own pediatric office in Wilmington.

Children and their parents loved Dr. Koseruba; and he loved them. So much so that he didn't retire until he was 92, and that was two years ago. Dr. Koseruba contributed to this community not only as a physician; he was also active in his church, a distinguished Rotarian, a member of the Salvation Army Board of Directors, and participated with Meals on Wheels.

My first introduction to Dr. Koseruba was seeing him play the musical saw at a Rotary party, and I was stunned to learn that he started jumping out of planes on his 52nd birthday.

Frank Capra, Jr. and Dr. George Koseruba, two honorable men whose lives have created lasting legacies for southeastern North Carolina. That's what we think. Tell us what you think. (kd)  

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