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Obituary: Shirish Patel, former Newell Rubbermaid purchasing director


April 16, 2014 3:55 pm ET

Shirish Patel, former director of purchasing at Newell Rubbermaid Corp. and a longtime plastics industry veteran, has passed away at age 70.

Obituary: Hobie Alter, surfboard pioneer


April 1, 2014 12:42 pm ET

Hobie Alter, who launched the polyurethane core surfboard, died March 29. He was 80.

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Obituary: David Bowers, founder of Woodex Bearing


March 26, 2014 12:43 pm ET

GEORGETOWN, MAINE — David Bowers, chairman of the board and a founder and former president of Woodex Bearing Co., died Feb. 6 after a brief illness. He was 74.

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Obituary: Robert Charvat, color expert


February 7, 2014 11:30 am ET

Robert Charvat, an expert in colorants for plastics, died Jan. 9 at his home in Milford, Ohio, after a long battle with heart disease. He was 83.

Obituary: John Swanson, trade magazine journalist


January 23, 2014 7:25 pm ET

VIENNA, VA. — John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door magazine and a veteran trade magazine journalist covering the construction industry, died on Jan. 19.

Obituary: Mark Ludington


January 23, 2014 1:48 pm ET

Longtime plastics industry veteran Mark Ludington, 61, of Killingworth, Conn., died Jan. 4 at home after battling cancer.

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Obituary: Mack Molding's Larry Walck


January 13, 2014 5:09 pm ET

Larry Walck, Mack Molding Inc.'s director of business development, died early Jan. 11 from injuries suffered in a toboggan accident at Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton, Vt. He was 45.

Obituary: William Keith Swinehart, 97


January 3, 2014 1:00 pm ET

William Keith Swinehart had a good run, according to his son. The long-time plastics industry entrepreneur died last month at age 97.

Peter Bemis remembered


November 22, 2013 4:07 pm ET

Plastics News’ tribute to longtime industry veteran Peter Bemis, who died in October after months of battling cancer [“Bemis recalled as folksy, one of a kind,” by Robert Grace, Nov. 4], spurred several reader responses.

Weekend car crash kills Berry Plastics manager


November 11, 2013 3:47 pm ET

A weekend single-vehicle crash in Vanderburgh County, Ind., claimed the life of a long-time Berry Plastics Corp. employee.

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