In 1960, he founded his own firm, 3024
As a boy, he was an apprentice to his father,
In the early 1970s, he devised an aerosol dispensing system for pepper spray and in 1975 founded
Based in the
"Tear gas or pepper spray was never an industry for civilians until I invented and patented the combined holder for keys and spray,"
The company also produces key cases, belt and pocket clips, quick key releases and key ring accessories. He remained active in the business until his death. His wife and sons continue to operate it.
He also was instrumental in the development of soccer locally.
He founded the Buffalo Dynamo FC, the state club champions from 1994 to 1998. He was a founder of the
For his support of youth soccer, he received the Robert L. Swift Volunteer Service to Youth Award from the Town of
He met his wife, the former
In addition to his wife, survivors include four sons, Nicholas,
A memorial service was held
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