Obituaries August 15, 2008

Aug. 14, 2008
Andrea Herbert, former chief editor of Electrical Wholesaling, passed away on July 28.

Andrea Herbert, former chief editor of Electrical Wholesaling, passed away on July 28. She is survived by her three sons, Adam, Matthew and Daniel. Her husband, Joseph Spiers, died in 1999. Andrea won the Jesse H. Neal Award four times for her work on Electrical Wholesaling’s Market Planning Guide and was respected throughout the electrical industry for her expertise in strategic market planning. She worked for Electrical Wholesaling for more than 25 years and was a graduate of Douglas College in New Jersey.

John Maddox, former president of Maddox Sales, died July 26 of complications of a stroke that he suffered in November 2007. He was 82 years old. Maddox was raised in the Oakland area and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. He started his career as a salesperson in the electrical business and then built his own company. Maddox Sales was a manufacturers’ representative for electrical products, with offices in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Albuquerque. At one time, Maddox Sales was the largest electrical agency in California and one of the largest in the country in both sales and number of employees.

Maddox was a past president of the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) in 1974. He was the recipient of Electrical Wholesaling’s GEM Award in 1991.

Maddox is survived by his long term partner, Kathy Sastavickas, his son, Josh, and his wife, Kathi of Berkeley, Calif.; his niece, Nancy Lind and her son, Peter.

John J. “Jack” Pavell, 93, passed away peacefully July 29 He was born June 28, 1915, in Billerica, Mass.

During World War II, Pavell proudly served in the Navy’s Pacific Fleet as an electrician’s mate. After being discharged in 1945, he moved to Las Vegas. While there, he worked at the Nevada Test Site and for several electrical companies. In 1952, he started Pavell Electrical Supply, which was to become a successful electrical wholesale distributor. In 1973, Pavell sold his company and retired.

In 1979, he moved to Aspen, an area he had come to love for its wonderful skiing, hiking and gardening. In order to stay active in the business community, Pavell purchased Penelope’s restaurant in Glenwood Springs, which is now the Rivers.

Pavell is survived by his daughter, Nancy, family members and friends.The family requests that in place of flowers, contributions be made to Alpine Home Health, 1316 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.