Obituary: Lutron founder Joel Spira

Joel Spira, founder and owner of Lutron Electronics Co., Coopersburg, Pa., died April 8, at age 88, according to an article in eastern Pennsylvania’s The Morning Call. Details on surviving family members outside of his wife, Ruth, and daughter, Susan Hakkarainen, a senior V.P. at Lutron, were not available at press time.

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