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In Memoriam: Norbert Allen Newman

Norbert Allen Newman

Norbert Allen Newman, 71, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on November 27. He was born on September 6, 1951, in Canandaigua, New York, to Danny Harry Newman and Lellean Joyce (Ostrander) Newman. Norbert graduated with a degree in architecture …

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In Memoriam: Robert C. Hudson, H.D. Hudson Co.

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Robert C. Hudson Jr., passed away peacefully and with grace on June 24, 2022, in his Chicago home. Mr. Hudson was the fourth generation chairman emeritus of H.D. Hudson Manufacturing Co., which his great-grandfather started in 1905. Headquartered in Lowell, …

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In Memoriam: Richard Grandy, Co-Founder of Easy Gardener, Inc.

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Home improvement innovator Richard Grandy died in Texas on March 21, 2022. He was 76 years old. Richard was born February 13, 1946, in Croswell, Michigan, where he was also raised. He graduated from Cros-Lex High School and then Michigan …

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In Memoriam: Jim Jenkins, Bannister and Jenkins Hardware Founder

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Jim Jenkins, founder of the Bannister and Jenkins Hardware Co., died on July 27, 2021 at age 96. He was an icon in the home improvement industry and one of the earliest Home Hardware retailers in Canada. Jenkins was a …

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In Memoriam: Home Improvement Pioneer Bob Vereen

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Home improvement industry pioneer and former Hardware Retailing editor Bob Vereen has died at age 96. He was born Sept. 8, 1924 in Stillwater, Minnesota. He spent his professional life covering the home improvement channel, visiting countless home improvement stores …

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House-Hasson Hardware President Don Hasson Dies

Don Hasson

Don Hasson, president and chief executive officer of House-Hasson Hardware, America’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, has died. Mr. Hasson, 70, died Monday, Feb. 15, at Duke University Medical Center of complications from COVID-19. James K. Hasson, Jr., the company’s …

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Do it Best Executive Ned Wolf Dies at 88

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Long-time Do it Best executive Ned Wolf died Friday, Dec. 13. Wolf served for 47 years at Do it Best, including as vice president of purchasing. He met his wife Katherine at Do it Best, and they married in 1952. …

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In Memoriam: Former Aubuchon Hardware CEO Marcus Moran Jr.

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Home improvement innovator M. Marcus Moran Jr. died in Massachusetts on Dec. 1. He was 76 years old. Moran’s home improvement legacy began in 1970, when he started his career at Aubuchon Hardware, the business his grandfather founded. Throughout his …

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