Wisconsin horror host historian and occasional poster on this board Dick Golembiewski sadly passed away this past Sunday from a heart attack suffered while
Numerous articles by Dick using the pen name Dick Nitelinger (the name he used when he was a DJ) have appeared in SCARY MONSTERS over the years starting probably somewhere around 1994. His book MILWAUKEE TELEVISION HISTORY: THE ANALOG YEARS was recently published in December and is available from amazon. Probably the last horror host article he wrote entitled The Curator of the Macabre: Dr. Ivan Cryptosis appeared in the SCARY MONSTERS 2009 YEARBOOK, MONSTER MEMORIES #17 after an absence in our pages of several years while he was writing the aforementioned book. I was looking forward to future submissions.
Jim Feeley (Dr. Feelyestein) passed the sad information to me this morning. Jim said the obit should be in Wednesday's Milwaukee Journal and he has posted as a tribute a DEAD OF NIGHT THEATER show that Dick was in on YOU TUBE. Type in DEAD OF NIGHT THEATER and look for Dick's name. YOU TUBE username is seamus1014.
And this just in from Doctor Ivan Cryptosis..."I was greatly saddened to hear of the sudden and untimely death of Dick "Nitelinger" Golembieski. I am proud to have been the subject of perhaps his last contribution to your magazine. I wish it were not so. He was a great TV Historian, researcher, author, and friend. He was an inspiration to me. He pushed me to pursue my dream of being a TV Horror Host. Thanks Dick. Doctor Ivan Cryptosis, Curator of the Macabre (Rick Bates)."
Thanks Dick, for all the hard work you have done through the years to further the history of horror hosts in Milwaukee and then in other areas of Wisconsin. I was looking forward to your next article on DEAD OF NIGHT THEATER. SCARY MONSTERS fans and horror host fans will miss you in our pages and I still remember the several visits you made to the Scarehouse and our talks.