Obituary


Michael C. Liptak, Co-Founder of ALL, Dies at 91

The principal architect of the heavy lift equipment rental category and driving force behind The ALL Family of Companies has passed away. Michael C. Liptak was 91. Together with his wife, Marvine, and brothers, Lawrence and Jake, Mr....


Weyerhaeuser Mourns Passing of George H. Weyerhaeuser Sr.

George Weyerhaeuser Sr., former Weyerhaeuser Company CEO and president and great-grandson of the company's founder Frederick Weyerhaeuser, died June 11 at the age of 95. Mr. Weyerhaeuser served as president and CEO from 1966 to 1991 and continued to serve as board chairman through 1999....


H&R Construction Equipment Parts Announces Passing of Founder Stephen D. Hansen

H&R Construction Parts & Equipment Inc. (H&R) announced the passing of one of its founders, Stephen D. Hansen, who passed away on June 11, 2022, at the age of 69 years old. "We are saddened by the passing of one of H&R's founders, Steve Hansen," said Nick Ecker, general manager of the construction division of All States Ag Parts....


David (D.J.) Jacob Hughes Jr. Passes Away at Age 80

David (D.J., Dave) Jacob Hughes Jr. passed away March 26, 2022, in Thomasville, Ga., at the age of 80. Mr. Hughes was the fifth child of eight children born to David Jacob Hughes and Viola Johnson Hughes....


Former CC&T Territory Rep Robert P. Ronca Passes Away, 75

Robert P. Ronca died at his home March 21, 2022, at the age of 75. He was the son of the late Martin J. (AKA Matz) and Roberta (Harter) Ronca of Fountain Hill, Pa. He was married to Deborah L. Ronca for 40 years....


James Thomas “Tom” Hawthorne Passes Away at Age 93

Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Region, has announced the passing of James Thomas "Tom" Hawthorne on March 10, 2022, at the age of 93....


East CEO, Co-Owner, Founder Howard Booher Passes Away

East Manufacturing Co. announced that its life-long chief executive, co-founder and co-owner, Howard D. Booher, passed away March 14 in his home in Randolph, Ohio, surrounded by his family. Booher co-founded East in 1968 with Mark Tate and Robert Bruce; he was CEO for 54 years and co-owned the company alongside Bruce, who recently became CEO....


Russel 'Russ' L. Duryea Jr. Dies at 83

Russel "Russ" L. Duryea Jr., 83, of Chester, N.J., died peacefully Dec. 5, 2021, at home with his wife, Marie, and family by his side. He was born in Amityville, N.Y., to the late Mildred (Ader) Duryea and Russel L....


CEG Founder, Ed McKeon, Passes Away

Edwin M. McKeon, founder of Construction Equipment Guide (CEG), died peacefully Dec. 31, 2021. He was 91. Mr. McKeon was born in Philadelphia on Jan. 17, 1930, and was the eldest child of the late Edwin A....


CEG Editor Peter R. Sigmund Passes Away

Peter R. Sigmund, of Ambler, Pa., died peacefully on Dec. 17, 2021, surrounded by his family at the Artman Assisted Living Community in Ambler, Pa. He was 91 years old. Mr. Sigmund was the son of the late Paul and Marie (Ramsey) Sigmund and grew up in Wyncote Pa....