Jay H. Saffron (1912-1981).
Napi Van Dereck’s mother, Patricia Murphy Van Dereck (d 1997), had been widowed several years in the 1940s when she met and married Jay H. Saffron, an Army veteran of World War II and a cameraman for MGM News of the Day newsreels. They lived for a time in Palestine and Egypt. Saffron moved on to the young CBS television network, serving as a cameraman in its studio at Grand Central Terminal in New York, working with Walter Cronkite, among others.
¶ Last updated on 26 October 2017.