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In Memoriam

John Gerard Moroney of H.B. Fuller Passes Away

Glass industry veteran and H.B. Fuller business development manager John Gerard Moroney passed away on March 16. 

Glass Industry Veteran Larry Johnson Passes Away

Quanex announced that valued colleague and industry veteran Larry Johnson has passed away after a battle with cancer. With 42 years of experience in the industry, Johnson held multiple roles and also showed his dedication to advancing the industry through participation in FGIA and NGA.

Jack Parsons Passes Away

Founder of Parsons Associates and a highly respected manufacturers representative in the glass and glazing industry, Jack Parsons, passed away peacefully at home on December 12. 

Glasslam Founder Steve Howes Passes Away

Steve Howes, founder of Glasslam, passed away.

Former President and CEO of AAMA Rich Walker Passes Away

FGIA announced the passing of Rich Walker, former President and CEO of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

Chillum Metal Works Owner Beth Paolucci Passes Away

Chillum Metal Works owner Beth Paolucci has passed away.

Former Traco Executive John Kalakos Passes Away

Former executive vice president of Traco John Kalakos passed away on April 13. A widely known figure in the commercial window industry, he was with Traco for more than 40 years.

Joe Gudenburr, Syracuse Glass CEO, Passes Away

After a brave battle with cancer, Syracuse Glass Company CEO Joe Gudenburr passed away on April 2.

Vitro Veteran Employee Joe Sennese Passes Away

With great sadness, Vitro Architectural Glass announced the passing of Joe Sennese, a longtime friend and colleague. Sennese was a mentor to many during his long career with Vitro, which began in 2005. 

Keith Wood, Chairman and Former President of Wood's Powr-Grip, Passes Away

Woods Powr-Grip announces the passing of chairman and former president Keith Wood, who helped run the company with his wife for over three decades. 

GED Mourns Passing of Bill Briese

It is with a heavy heart that GED Integrated Solutions announces the passing of William (Bill) Briese, former GED research and development engineering manager.

Siegfried Glaser, Founder of Hegla, Passes Away

Hegla announced that Siegfried Glaser, the company founder as well as its longstanding managing director and executive board member, passed away.

Giroux Glass Inc. Mourns Loss of Thomas Taitano

Giroux Glass Inc. is heartbroken to announce the loss of Thomas Santiago Taitano, their esteemed and longtime colleague in Las Vegas. Taitano died unexpectedly on April 13, at the age of 53.

John Baldry, Glass Industry Veteran, Passes Away

John Baldry, a glass industry veteran, passed away.

Alfred “Fred” Jayson, Second Generation of Bendheim, Passes Away

Alfred “Fred” Jayson, the second generation of Bendheim Architectural Glass, passed away on Dec. 8 at 100 years old.

Leo Karas, Former President of Karas & Karas Glass Co., Passes Away

Leo Karas, a glass industry veteran and former president of Karas & Karas Glass Co., passed away.

George Michael Sultage, Glass Industry Veteran, Passes Away

George Michael Sultage, a glass industry veteran, passed away on Oct. 18, 2021.

Jill Foxworth, Owner of Dependable Glass Works, Passes Away

Jill Renee Foxworth, owner of Dependable Glass Works, passed away late Sunday evening Sept. 12, according to her obituary.

Thad Max Ziegler, Longtime Industry Veteran, Passes Away

Thad Max Ziegler, who worked in the glass industry for nearly three quarters of a century, passed away on Sept. 14.

GlasPro Mourns the Passing of its Founder, Stan Green

GlasPro Inc. announced the recent passing of its founder, Stanley “Stan” Raymond Green. Green established the specialty glass business in 1988. GlasPro has grown to become one of California’s premier glass fabricators.

Pulp Studio Mourns Passing of CEO and Founder, Bernard Lax

Pulp Studio officials announced the untimely passing of Bernard Lax, the company’s founder, owner and chief executive officer.

Bob Bowman, Window Industry Veteran and Former Winco Window Co. Sales Rep, Passes Away at Age 92

Bob Bowman, who served as one of the longest serving sales representatives in Winco Window Co.‘s 100-year history, passed away on May 11, 2021, at the age of 92. Bowman retired from Winco as a sales representative after 37 years, but his career in the window industry began in 1955.  

Connie Ashcraft, ACE Glass Safety Director, Passes Away

Connie Ashcraft, safety director at ACE Glass, passed away on May 23.

Mitch Bell, Winco Window Co. Sales Rep, Passes Away

Mitchell “Mitch” Bell, Southern California and Arizona sales rep for Winco Window Co. and owner of Division 8 Designs, recently passed away on March 29 of natural causes. Bell was 57.