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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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Former Do it Best President and CEO Don Wolf Dies at 90

Don Wolf, who served for more than 25 years as president and CEO of what would become Do it Best Corp. and helped grow it into a multibillion-dollar international home improvement co-op, died on Sept. 11. He was 90 years …

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Longtime Wallace Hardware Merchandising Pioneer Dies

Stanley Price

Longtime Wallace Hardware employee Stanley Price recently died at the age of 91 in Morristown, Tennessee. He had worked for Wallace for 70 years. Price was born May 1, 1927, and died Aug. 18. He joined the U.S. Army in 1945 …

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Former NRHA President Blair Douglas Dies

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Blair Douglas, past president of both the Canadian Retail Hardware Association and the North American Retail Hardware Association, died in Caledonia, Nova Scotia, Canada, on May 29. He was 65 years old. Douglas was born in Caledonia, Nova Scotia, and …

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Orgill, Inc. Announces Passing of Former President, Chairman

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Orgill, Inc. has announced the passing of its former president and chairman, Joseph “Joe” Orgill III. He died on March 12 after a brief illness. Though he had not been active in Orgill’s day-to-day management for a number of years, …

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Retired Industry Veteran Jim Gray Dies

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James P. “Jim” Gray, longtime employee of the North American Retail Hardware Association, the American Hardware Manufacturers Association and other industry groups, died Dec. 13 in Indianapolis.  He was 76 years old. Gray was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Springfield, …

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