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Charles Clark PHOTO: CLARK PEST CONTROL

IN MEMORIAM: Charles Clark

September 19, 2018 By
Charles Clark, founder of Clark Pest Control, passed away peacefully Sept. 15 at home in Lodi, Calif., surrounded by his family. He was 91. Clark, a World War II Navy veteran, launched his pest control firm in 1950 in Stockton,... Read more»
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IN MEMORIAM: David Nimocks

August 28, 2018 By
David Nimocks III, founder and Chairman of Ensystex Inc., died Aug. 13 in his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. He was 64. The North Carolina State University graduate worked for his family business, the Terminix Company of North Carolina franchise, eventually... Read more»
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Lloyd Merritt Smigel

In Memoriam: Lloyd Smigel

November 29, 2017 By
Pest Management Professional Magazine has learned that former columnist and longtime industry business consultant Lloyd Smigel has passed away after a three-year battle with cancer. No memorial service has been announced, and his family requests that anyone wanting to donate... Read more»
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Truly David Nolen Photo: Truly Nolen of America

IN MEMORIAM: Truly David Nolen

April 20, 2017 By
Truly David Nolen, founder of Truly Nolen of America, passed away peacefully on April 18 in Naples, Fla. Nolen, 89, is survived by his wife of 32 years, Vickie Taylor Nolen, and by his eight children – Truly William Nolen,... Read more»
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Industry loses a legend: Norm Cooper

April 7, 2017 By
After a year-long fight with a blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Norm Cooper passed away April 5. Cooper, who up until recently worked with PCO Bookkeepers as its merger and acquisition specialist, spent 63 years in the professional... Read more»
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Bill Ives

IN MEMORIAM: Bill Ives

December 9, 2016 By
Bill Ives, 1977-78 president of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and father of 2015-16 NPMA President Russ Ives, passed away Dec. 3 at age 86. He was also the son of 1954-55 NPMA President Harlem Ives. The longtime, second-generation... Read more»
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Katherine Matthews

In Memoriam: Katherine Matthews

November 9, 2016 By
Katherine Matthews, co-founder of Columbia, S.C.-based Modern Exterminating Co., passed away Oct. 4, 2016 — a day after her company’s 61st anniversary. She was 92. Matthews and her late husband, George Sr., founded Modern Exterminating in 1955 and it remains... Read more»
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headshot: Harry Katz

Industry loses a legend: Harry Katz

August 30, 2016 By
Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Famer Harry Katz died Sunday, Aug. 28, at the age of 101. As PMP Chalk Talk columnist (and fellow Hall of Famer) Dr. Austin Frishman said of Katz at the time of his induction in... Read more»
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Mid Central owner Schopen passes away

August 15, 2016 By
Peter Schopen Sr., a former Orkin manager and owner of Mid Central Pest Control, Algonquin, Ill., died in his sleep Aug. 12, after a two-year bout with leukemia. After working for Orkin for three years and becoming one of the... Read more»
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headshot: Linden Griffin

IN MEMORIAM: Linden Griffin

April 18, 2016 By
Linden Griffin Jr., second-generation owner of Griffin Pest Solutions, Kalamazoo, Mich., died April 11. He was 72. When the U.S. Army veteran bought the business from his dad in 1974, he grew it from two technicians to 50. Griffin was... Read more»
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