Joe Sonneborn (Mike Drillinger)

May 23, 2016

     The "Uncle Joe" of "pack your trunk, evacuate your bunk" fame was JOE SONNEBORN.  Joe was a professional Scouter and the long-time Assistant Director of Finance for years for GNYC.  He served as the Assistant to the Director of TMR during the summer.  He was known as the "eyes and ears" for the reservation director and did it for Joe Klein, Dick Ruffino, Elmer Greey and Steve Wells.  I remember Joe and his late '50's green Ford with a whip antenna for it's CB radio.  Joe was also famous for always grubbing cigarettes from any staff member who smoked.  He usually began a conversation with a greeting, followed by, "got a cigarette?"  He lived, I believe, into his 90's and passed away only several years ago. 

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