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Remembering William “Bil” Kennedy of P.K. Data
William “Bil” Morris Kennedy, 72, Founder of P.K. Data, Inc, passed away in his sleep the morning after Christmas Day last year. He is survived by his fiancée Julie M. Adkison and his son J. Maxwell Kennedy.
February 2, 2021
In Remembrance of Richard Neil Chapman
January 26, 2021
Pool Industry Icon Brian Kelly Passes
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Brian Kelly, FSPA’s immediate past president and a hall of fame member, passed away September 5.
September 10, 2019
In Memoriam: Greg Garrett
Eric Herman reflects on the life of his longtime friend Greg Garrett, an industry veteran of over 40 years.
August 22, 2019
Industry Leader Don Aston Passes Away
Northern California industry leader, Don Aston passed away at his home in Sacramento, Calif., from complications of heart disease on Aug. 3. He was 85.
August 13, 2019
Influential California Builder Gene Wells Passes Away
Gene Wells, an award-winning builder and industry leader, passed away on July 17 in Roseville, Calif., succumbing to a long battle with pancreatic cancer, heart disease and other ailments. He was 79.
August 6, 2019
In Remembrance of Robert Matthew "Matt" Markiton
Robert Matthew “Matt” Markiton was born on March 31, 1976 in Houston, Texas to Robert Irvine and Christine Ann Leder Markiton. He attended Lee High School and Blinn College. On June 7, 2003, he married Audrey Jackson in Spring, Texas. Matt was in the hot tub business, both manufacturing and retail, for 25 years. He enjoyed music and old movies but best loved being outdoors, fishing and hunting, especially with his boys. An active member of the Katy community, Matt and his family were honored as Harvey Heroes for their efforts in rescuing and assisting their neighbors in Canyon Gate. He worked hard at his business, loved his family and was known for his quirky, dry sense of humor.
April 23, 2019
In Memoriam: Larry Biscornet
On December 31, 2018, former APSP Board Chair Lawrence (Larry) Biscornet passed away in Safety Harbor, Florida. Biscornet was active in the pool and spa industry for more than 50 years; he was the owner of LBI Swimming Pools and Spas in New Rochelle, N.Y., but he also made industry activism a priority, serving in several leadership positions with NSPI, APSP, NESPA and the NESPA NY/NJ Metro Chapter.
January 15, 2019
Honoring an Industry Stalwart
NESPA's newly named Paulette Pitrak Training Room honors a great contributor to the pool and spa industry.
January 10, 2019
Remembering Claudia Mayhall Buktenica
Pool industry pioneer Claudia Mayhall Buktenica passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 29 at the age of 97.
December 4, 2018
In Memoriam: Norman Cardinal
Industry veteran Norman Cardinal, known for founding Hydroqual Corporation as well as his active role in promoting education with NESPA, passed away February 1.
February 13, 2018
Remembering Paul Birkbeck
Inventor and advocate for alternative sanitizing technology, Paul Birkbeck passed away Dec. 30 after a brief battle with cancer at his home in Houston. He was 55. An industry veteran with more than 25 years experience, Paul is responsible for a number of inventions including bromine generators manufactured and sold by a number of companies.
January 9, 2018
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