1996

Robert Edward Duffy

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1946, Robert attended Hampton High School in Allison Park, PA and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Robert’s sales career began in 1969 when he joined the Sunshine Biscuit Co. as a sales rep. His candy career began in 1973 when he joined the Nestlé Co. Inc. as a sales rep, rising […]

Anthony Paul Cognetti

Anthony Paul Cognetti

Born December 14, 1949, in Scranton, PA, Tony attended Central High School and earned his BA from Pennsylvania State University in 1971. Tony and his wife Sheri raised nine children. Tony had 25 years in the industry at the time of his induction, including 23 at his uncle’s firm, D.C. Sales Co. where he started […]

Roy Jefferson Allen III

Roy was born in Los Angeles on March 5, 1941. He graduated from Harvard High School and the University of Southern California with a degree in sales administration and food distribution. He married Anne Olivier on April, 1976, and raised three children; Kathleen, Rachel and Roy IV. After college, Roy joined the R.J. Allen Co. […]

Robert Herman Gay

Bob was born in Baltimore on August 20, 1936. He married Louise in 1958, and they raised one son. At the time of his induction, Bob had spent 37 years in the candy industry. He was a territory representative for Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Co. between 1958 and 1966, and then spent 10 years with Craig […]

John D. Zarbatany

John D. Zarbatany

Born on September 10, 1941, in Easton, PA, John graduated from Easton High School and attended East Stroudsburg University for two years before joining the industry. John married Peggy in 1965 and raised three children, Kim Marie, Taryn Ann and Traci Jane. At the time of his induction, he had been with distributor Peter P. […]

Jeffrey Allan Conley

Jeff was born in Canton, OH, on June 10, 1951. He graduated from North Canton Hoover High School and earned a degree in political science from Ohio State University. He and his wife Alice raised one son, Ted. Jeff worked as a store manager and buyer for J.A. Conley Co. from 1976 to 1985 when […]

Howard Eugene Kosel

Howard was born October 18, 1931, in St. Cloud, MN. He graduated from Central High and the University of Portland with a degree in Business Administration. He spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1974 after attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Howard married Patricia in June 1956 in England. They raised […]

Irwin Joseph Wohlfrom

Irv was born in Cincinnati, OH, on July 3, 1929. He attended St. Xavier High School and Chase College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He married Peggy in 1951 and raised three daughters and a son. He began his 46-year industry career in 1948 with Edw. J. Buerkel Candy Co. The firm was founded […]

William G. Schwing Jr.

George, a native of Albany, NY, was born February 25, 1947. He attended Guilderland High School and served in the U.S. Navy. On March 20, 1970, he married Virginia Lee and they raised two children, Kimberly Ann and David Lee. At the time of his induction, George had spent 22 years in the candy industry, […]

Stu Jay Scherr

Stu Jay Scherr

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Stu was born April 4, 1938. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School, and served in the U.S. Navy. Stu married Nancy in August of1987 and they raised one daughter, who joined Stu’s two sons, David and Darryl, from a previous marriage. Stu had worked in the industry for 28 years […]