Former president of Sommer & Maca, Paul Donald Maca, passes away
Former Sommer & Maca Industries President Paul Donald Maca, 79, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Friday, July 29. In an Aug. 9 Chicago Tribune article, family and friends paid tribute to Maca, highlighting his contributions to his community as chairman of the Robert Crown Health Education Center and as a member on the boards of the Wellness House, a nonprofit cancer support facility in Hinsdale, Ill., and the Western Springs Community Center Association.
"He could have very easily closed up shop and spent his time on the golf course; he was an excellent golfer," said Dick Carroll, president of the glass working machinery division at Cicero-based C.R. Laurence Co., which bought Sommer & Maca in 2008. "But Paul wasn't like that. He wanted to make a difference. He wanted to do something important for his community," Carroll is quoted as saying in the article.