Joseph T. Dervin, Sr.

Film and TV editor

Film and TV editor Joseph T. Dervin died of natural causes June 20 in Calabasas, Calif.  He was 90.

A memorial mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, 13360 Valleyheart Dr. Sherman Oaks.

Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, Dervin began working at MGM Studios in 1939 and earned his first editing credit on the feature “Desire Me” in 1947.

He edited five additional features at MGM before moving into television, where he spent eight years as supervising editor of “The Loretta Young Show.”  He also served as editor on “Kung Fu,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “The Eleventh Hour,” “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and “The Young Lawyers.”

He won Emmy Awards for editing for “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” in 1966 and “Longstreet” in 1972.  A member of the American Cinema Editors since the late 1950s, he was nominated seven times for the A.C.E. Eddie award for best-edited television series, winning in 1964 for “The Eleventh Hour.”

He is survived by his wife, Margaret, sons, Joseph Jr., V.P., Post Production at NBC Universal TV, and Robert; daughters Margaret and Kathleen, and five grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Motion Picture Television Fund Foundation, 22212 Ventura Blvd, Suite 300,

Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

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