Bandleader H. Charninski dies at age 78
Hyman Charninsky, 78, of 10433 High Hollows Drive, a longtime Dallas bandleader and lifelong Dallas resident, died Monday in a Dallas hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Chapel, 7405 W. Northwest Highway. Entombment will be in Hillcrest Mausoleum.
Charninsky was one of Dallas' leading conductors for more than 40 years. His orchestras played at the old Palace Theatre in the 1920s and 1930s and on Radio Stations WRR, WFAA and KRLD. He contracted the musicians for the State Fair Musicals and the Dallas Summer Musicals for 40 years, and his orchestras played at dances, conventions and annual shows for the Junior League, the Kiwanis and the Dallas Press Club.
He was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of Hella Temple, the Pentagon Masonic Lodge, Federation of Dallas-Musicians Local No. 147 and Temple Emanu-El.
He is survived by his wife, Birdie; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edward Erickson, and one grandchild.
From the Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), dated July 12, 1977