Di Certo, J(oseph) J(ohn) 1933-
Di CERTO, J(oseph) J(ohn) 1933-
PERSONAL: Born February 27, 1933, in New York, NY; son of Rocco (a barber) and Severina (Basile) Di Certo; married Josephine Valle, September 5, 1964; children: Lisa Ann, David, Jennifer Ann. Education: Hunter College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1968. Politics: Independent. Religion: Roman Catholic.
ADDRESSES: Home—1646 First Ave., New York, NY 10028.
CAREER: Curtiss Wright Corp., Woodridge, NJ, senior technical writer, 1956-59; American Machine and Foundry, Greenwich, CT, technical writer and editor, 1959-62; Sperry Gyroscope, Great Neck, NY, publication engineer, 1962-66; Sylvania Electric Products, New York, NY, advertising supervisor, 1966-72; Al Paul Lefton Co., Inc. (advertising agency), staff member, 1972-73; Marstella Advertising Agency, staff member, 1973-74; Sperry Rand Corp., New York, NY, manager of special projects, 1974-78; Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. (CBS), director of sales promotions for CBS-TV stations, 1978-80, director of communications for CBS Cable, 1980-81, director of communications for CBS Broadcast International, beginning 1981. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1952-56.
Planning and Preparing Data Flow Diagrams, Hayden Book (Rochelle Park, NJ), 1963.
Missile Base beneath the Sea, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1967.
The Electric Wishing Well: The Energy Crisis, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1976.
From Earth to Infinity: A Guide to Space Travel, Julian Messner (New York, NY), 1980.
Star Voyage, Julian Messner (New York, NY), 1981.
Looking into T.V., Julian Messner (New York, NY), 1983.
The Wall People (novel), Atheneum (New York, NY), 1985.
The Pony Express: Hoofbeats in the Wilderness (for children), Franklin Watts (New York, NY), 1989.
The Saga of the Pony Express, Mountain Press Publishing (Missoula, MT), 2002.
Author of six audiovisual training programs published by Educational Activities. Contributor to Electronic Design.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Wild West, December, 2002, Stan Banash, review of The Saga of the Pony Express.*