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July/August 2003


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Former Auto Glass Shop Owner Jack Newman Dies
Jack Newman, the former owner and founder of Newman Auto Glass in Tucson, Ariz., died Tuesday, April 22, at age 91. Newman Auto Glass opened in 1954 with one store at Park Avenue and East Broadway and later expanded to a total of 13 stores in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Newman also served as chairman of the board for the National Glass Association from 1966-1968.

After serving in the Navy in World War II and then living in California for awhile, Newman moved to Tucson and borrowed $2,000 to start his company, which he sold to Satellite Glass Industries in 1980. 

Newman is survived by his wife and two daughters, Kenyon and Charmaine.

Clarence Vos, Vos Glass Founder, Passes Away
Clarence “Jake” Vos, 70, founder of Vos Glass Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 20, at his home. Vos had experienced lower back pain and learned he had major leukemia throughout his body. He died within 12 days.

Vos is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara, and daughters Laura Faber and Linda Vos-Graham and son Paul Vos; grandchildren Erin, Shannon and John Jacob Faber and Nathan and Eric Traxler; sister Lynda Ciereman; sisters-in-law Betty Groendyk, Deloris Rekucki, Marsha Morrissey and Donna Curie; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Autoglass Appoints New Managing Director
Autoglass, a subsidiary of Belron, has named Nigel Doggett as its new managing director. He will take over for Ian Carlisle, who is leaving after seven years with the company to become chief operating officer of HomeServe, part of the South Staffordshire Group. Gary Lubner, chief executive of Autoglass’s parent company, Belron, commented on the move.

“We are sorry to see Ian go but wish him all the best,” Lubner said. 


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