A July 9 memorial service is scheduled in Akron for Frank W. Steere, founder of Steere Enterprises Inc. of Tallmadge, Ohio, who died May 24. He was 88.
Steere, a graduate of the University of Michigan, began his career at B.F. Goodrich Chemical Co. working in the vinyl plastisol business, which led him to begin his own molding business in the basement of his Akron home.
He helped to develop the vinyl molding process used to make the Quikoin coin purse.
Passionate about giving back to his community, he served as president of a number of local organizations.