Midwest: Spring Training
Obituaries: Page 2
Obituary: Nicholas Christofi
June 21, 2022
In Memorandum: Eddie Graves
February 15, 2022
In Memoriam: Bob Lowry, 1946 - 2021
On November 17th, the pool and spa industry lost a giant. We reflect on Robert William Lowry's successful career and the legacy he leaves behind.
November 30, 2021
In Remembrance of Al Rizzo
May 11, 2021
Obituary: Warren "Mickey" Bradley
March 2, 2021
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
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Industry Watchlist: Change of Shift
We sat down with three successful newcomers who have risen quickly to positions of authority in building, retail and service to get their take on their industry inheritance, and the direction we might take things in the coming years.
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