Alfred N. Zotter Jr.

Alfred N. Zotter Jr., 61, general manager of East Lawn Supply Co., Nazareth, PA, died in March, the company announced. He began his career in the industry in 1963 with Service Supply Co., Allentown, PA, where he spent 19 years. Then he joined Willow Grove Supply Co., Quakerstown, PA, which later became Mid-States Supply, where he was a buyer of plumbing, heating and HVAC materials. He became senior buyer at East Lawn Supply in 1991. Zotter was honored with the top 100 purchasing professionals award and was a lifelong member of industry organizations including NAOHSM, Mid-Atlantic Wholesalers Association and the Omni buying group. “The industry has lost one of their greats…with the passing of A.Z.,” Jim Peppell, owner of East Lawn Supply said in a statement. “Many tradesmen, manufacturers, manufacturers representatives and co-workers have lost a true friend.”

Dan Papachristos

Dan Papachristos, 55, co-owner of Ranger Supply Co., Bronx, NY, died suddenly May 13. He founded Ranger Supply in 1985 after working in the garment district in New York City. While attending the City University of New York he was selected to the New York All-City Hockey Team. He was involved with the local community and contributed to the Kingsbridge Little League and the Church of Visitation, among other charities.

Ronald Ray Webber

Ronald Ray Webber, 62, was a general manager of Builders Plumbing and Heating Supply Michigan for more than 35 years. A memorial service was held for him at Michigan State University – Kellogg Center in April that drew 470 people, according to Builders Plumbing and Heating Supply Co., Morton Grove, IL, a division of the Crawford Supply Group. Donations may be made to The Ron Webber Education Fund, 8150 N. Lehigh Ave., Morton Grove, IL. 60053 or Casa of Ingham County, 3rd Floor, Lansing MI 48933.