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In Memoriam: John W. “Jack” Andrews

In Memoriam: John W. “Jack” Andrews

By Elevator World | May 11, 2021

John W. “Jack” Andrews of Carmel, Indiana, passed away peacefully on May 2 surrounded by family at age 91. A Korean War veteran who graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Andrews spent his entire career as a sales engineer at Standard Steel Specialty Co. He was well-known in the passenger elevator industry, and…

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In Memoriam: Briane Hartley

In Memoriam: Briane Hartley

By Elevator World | May 10, 2021

Briane Hartley, who founded elevator supplier Door Guard Inc. in Pittsburgh in 2005, passed away peacefully in April at age 73. Hartley lived in Sun City Center, Florida. Survivors include his wife, Lynne; children, Aaron, Jason and Tracey; and seven grandchildren. Lynne Hartley continues to lead Door Guard. The company said on LinkedIn that Hartley,…

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In Memoriam: Keith Jenkins

In Memoriam: Keith Jenkins

By Elevator World | May 7, 2021

Keith Jenkins, a resident of Montreal and founder of Canadian elevator consultancy KJA Consultants Inc., passed away in February at age 83. Widely regarded as a pioneer in the elevator consulting profession, Jenkins was a contemporary and associate of ELEVATOR WORLD founder William C. Sturgeon. Jenkins and his projects were featured often in EW throughout…

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In Memoriam: Martha Hulgan

In Memoriam: Martha Hulgan

By Elevator World | April 15, 2021

Martha Hulgan, longtime friend of ELEVATOR WORLD, founding member of the Vertical Initiative for Elevator Escalator Women and owner of MMH & Associates, LLC, Elevator Consulting, passed away near her home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on April 12 after a brief illness. Hulgan had more than 40 years’ experience in the elevator industry, founding Elevator Maintenance…

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In Memoriam: John 'Jack' Durange Jr.

In Memoriam: John ‘Jack’ Durange Jr.

By Elevator World | April 9, 2021

John “Jack” Durange, Jr. of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, a longtime member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), passed away on April 4 surrounded by his family, the Gettysburg Times reports. He was 58. Durange, born February 22, 1963, in Baltimore, was drawn to electronics and joined IUEC in 1981. It was here that he became…

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In Memoriam: Ersan Barlas

In Memoriam: Ersan Barlas

By Elevator World | March 30, 2021

Ersan Barlas, a respected veteran of the Turkish elevator industry, passed away on March 28. Barlas, well-known for his knowledge, experience and, most importantly, his tolerance, graduated from Istanbul Technical University in 1962 and made valuable contributions to the Turkish elevator industry for more than a half-century. He served as AYSAD president several times, and…

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In Memoriam: Ernest James Cox

In Memoriam: Ernest James Cox

By Elevator World | March 12, 2021

Ernest James “Ernie” Cox, manager of Markham, Canada-based Vertex Industries Inc., passed away in February after a three-year battle with cancer at age 81. He worked up until he was admitted to the hospital on February 5. Cox made many friends during old car gatherings, through the elevator industry, vacationing on Christian Island and attending…

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In Memoriam: Mostafa Abdel Hamid El Sisy

In Memoriam: Mostafa Abdel Hamid El Sisy

By Elevator World | February 23, 2021

Mostafa Abdel Hamid El Sisy, a resident of Cairo and ELEVATOR WORLD Middle East translator, passed away on January 28 at age 68. El Sisy had 42 years’ experience in the vertical-transportation industry, working for 30 years at Marryat & Scott Egypt as installation manager, then general manager. After receiving his pension, he served as…

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