Howard Smillie

Howard was born May 8, 1922 in Sommerville, MA. He attended Arlington High School and Northeastern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Howard married Anne in 1956 and they raised four children; Beth, Pamela, Martha and H. Allen. Howard worked in the family‚Äôs candy wholesale business following his 1948 […]

Jack S. Mahon

A graduate of Northeastern University, where he earned a degree in marketing and eonomics, Jack also served his country, reaching the rank of Captain in the Quartermaster Corp, ASAR. He had been in the food industry for 42 years at the time of his induction, starting as a grocery clerk for Stop & Shop in […]

James P. Gagliarducci

Jim was born March 11, 1935 in St. Louis, MO, where he attended CBC High School and Washington University. He married Joyce in 1955 and they had six children, James, John (deceased), Jerry, Jill, Janice, and Janine. Jim spent his entire industry career with Sunmark, Inc. where he served as president at the time of […]

Robert Taylor Sr.

Bob was born December 12, 1932 in Brooks County, GA. He attended Quitman High School, lettering in basketball, baseball and football all four years. On two State Champion teams, he earned a football scholarship to Florida State University. He also attended Valdosta State College and Georgia State College. His sales career in the candy and […]

Meg Young

Meg was born July 5, 1943 in Lockport, NY. She attended Wilson Central High School and SUNY at Albany where she earned both Bachelor and Masters of Arts degrees. Following a brief teaching career, Meg spent several years in both inside and outside sales at Xerox Corp. and Morton Salt. She married John in 1989, […]

Jack Klippel

Born June 27, 1923 in Milwaukee, WI, Jack attended Wauwaatosa High School and Marquette University. Following military service in the U.S. Army, he joined Stark Candy Co. in 1945, where he spent his entire career. He married Marilyn in 1949 and they raised four children, Judy, Cathy, Sally and Bonnie. He was honored as a […]

Donald F. Good

Donald F. Good

Don was born March 26, 1930, in Pittsburgh PA. and graduated from North Catholic High School before entering the military. He started his career at Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Co. as a sales rep in the Pittsburgh market in 1954. He was promoted to division manager, Brooklyn, NY, in 1964, then went on to serve […]

Lawrence A. Flagler

Larry was born May 15, 1944 in Summit, NJ. He attended Summit High School and the University of South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He married Peggy in 1968, and they raised three children, Katrina, Laura, and Larry. At the time of his induction, Larry was an account manager for Nabisco […]

Ralph B. Davey

Ralph was born July 3, 1922 in Ogden, UT. He attended Ogden High School and Weber State College, and later was appointed a Sergeant in the U.S. military. He began his 46-year candy industry career with Pillsbury Mills in 1942. He then went to work for Utah Cigar Co. in 1948 and joined Harry Youngman […]

John H. Bleke

John, a native of Fort Wayne, IN, was born on February 17, 1920. He attended New Haven High School, Indiana International Business College, Oklahoma A&M, and Indiana University Extension. He also completed the Harvard University Advanced Management Program. His military service took him to the rank of 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Air Force as […]