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Obituary: Jack Melnick of Jack Melnick Sales

Dec. 12, 2012
Jack Melnick, a well-known showroom sales rep in the northern California and Reno home lighting market, passed away at age 83 on Nov. 3. Head of Jack Melnick Sales in San Rafael, Calif., Melnick worked in the lighting industry for more than 30 years, up ...

Jack Melnick, a well-known showroom sales rep in the northern California and Reno home lighting market, passed away at age 83 on Nov. 3. Head of Jack Melnick Sales in San Rafael, Calif., Melnick worked in the lighting industry for more than 30 years, up to two weeks before his passing. He represented many national accounts in that territory. Melnick leaves his wife Midge; daughtemr Rachel Botsford; and three grandchildren.

“Jack Melnick was a good friend and a true gentleman of the ‘old school’ with an admirable work ethic,” said E.J. Phillips, Nora Lighting’s national sales manager, showroom division. “He was active every day doing the best job possible with diligence and genuine warmth. He respected his colleagues in the industry and made life-long friends. He exemplified what we all hope to become -– a sincere friend and a truly good person.”