Nov. 9 (UPI) — Gordon F. Joseloff, 75, a former UPI and CBS Information award-winning journalist who reported from London, Moscow and Tokyo, died Monday after being identified with a uncommon blood most cancers three years in the past.

Joseloff additionally served as writer and editor of an all-digital group information web site that he based in 2003. He quickly stepped down as editor in 2005 to serve two phrases as first selectman of Westport, after which returned to native information eight years later.

His successor within the city place, Jim Marpe, mentioned Monday that at his request, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont gave permission for Westport to decrease its flags to half-staff for the rest of the week to honor Joseloff.

“It was an honor to work with Gordon Joseloff all of the years within the forefront of on-line group,” mentioned James Lomuscio, affiliate editor of WestportNow.com. “He aimed to create a digital historical past of Westport, his hometown. He did it spectacularly.”

Joseloff died at dwelling underneath hospice care with daughter Anna-Liisa and son Ben at his aspect.

He was born Might 13, 1945, in New York, the dual son of Hollywood radio producer Stanley Joseloff and his spouse, Barbara, an inside decorator.

Whereas attending Syracuse College in 1964, Joseloff started in UPI’s Albany, N.Y., bureau. He later grew to become a correspondent and editor in New York, London and Moscow.

Former UPI radio supervisor Tom Foty recalled that whereas Joseloff was vacationing in San Francisco in 1975, he grew to become an unintended eyewitness to Sara Jane Moore’s tried assassination of then-President Gerald Ford.

His description of what he noticed appeared worldwide on UPI’s wires and radio community.

At CBS Information, Joseloff served as a correspondent, senior producer and bureau chief in New York, Moscow and Tokyo.

He started at CBS as a author for Walter Cronkite and Dan Relatively and ended up reporting from the hotspots of the world, together with protecting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1980 and the Polish Solidarity commerce union motion led by Lech Walesa.

Joseloff received an Emmy Award for protection of the 1983 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India. He coordinated CBS’ protection of the primary U.S. Gulf Warfare in 1991.

He met his former spouse, Suzy Joseloff Stark, a governess for a U.S. diplomat, in Moscow. The couple’s daughter was born in Helsinki and their son was born in Tokyo. The couple divorced in 1998.

Different survivors embody six grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.