William Elvis Sloan II,60, executive vice president, secretary and treasurer of the Sloan Valve Co., died of a heart attack at his home on August 1. Bill Sloan began his career with the company as a teenager sweeping the floors in 1957. His unique brand of enthusiasm and humor, along with his can do/will do attitude, helped make Sloan Valve a leader in the industry, the company said. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters who work for Sloan Valve.
Adolf Schoepe, 97, founder and chairman of Fluidmaster Inc., and co-founder of Kwikset Lock Co., died July 29 after a brief illness. He immigrated to the United States at age 23 unable to speak English but skilled as a master metal worker. After World War II he and a friend began what would later become Kwikset Lock Co. Schoepe created the Fluidmaster company in 1955. He was a business and community leader, fundraiser and philanthropist, the company said.
William F. (Bud) Stallman, 79, a retired partner in Kolstad Associates, Rochester, N.Y., a manufacturers rep firm, died of cancer July 26. He covered the western New York State market for more than 50 years representing Bradley Washfountain, Bruner Corp., Chicago Faucet Co., Church Seat Co., Just Sinks, Leonard Valve, Oasis Water Coolers and The Rawlplug Co. Friends who wish may contribute to the Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektawaga, N.Y. 14227.
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