George Flegel, 77, an engineering consultant for Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. and a long-time industry supporter, died Jan. 11 of an apparent heart attack. He was an industry pioneer with more than 46 years of engineering and consulting experience. During his career he had a number of patents issued for plumbing and drainage products which are

still in use today. Flegel was presented with the 2002 International Award for Lengthy and Meritorious Service from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Cards can be sent to: Dorothy Flegel, 8491 W. 200 N., Michigan City, IN, 46360.07030.