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In Memoriam: Don Russell Fell

In Memoriam: Don Russell Fell

By Elevator World | January 14, 2022

Although his company’s products could be found globally and beyond — even in space in the form of FELLFAB® protective coverings for a Canadian-built robotic arm serving the International Space Station — company founder Don Fell “would always ask how our elevator pad sales were going,” FELLFAB’s Mark Maddalena told Canadian Elevator Contractor Association Executive…

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The Man, the Myth, the Legend

The Man, the Myth, the Legend

By Michelle Gallego | January 5, 2022

Remembering NYC elevator man Kenny Lau by Michelle Gallego On August 21, the world lost a talented, bright and kind-hearted human being. He was a self-taught engineer and a brilliant designer who pioneered unique systems that helped evolve the elevator industry worldwide. The unprecedented loss of this extraordinary individual altered the future trajectory of elevators…

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In Memoriam: Robert Bryan Moorer

In Memoriam: Robert Bryan Moorer

By Elevator World | December 30, 2021

Robert Bryan “Bob” Moorer, a lifelong elevator man and resident of Moorestown, New Jersey, passed away in November 2021 at age 71, surrounded by family. Moorer began working at his father’s elevator company, The Penn City Elevator Co. of Philadelphia, during summers when he was in high school. After graduating from the University of South…

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CTBUH Mourns The Passing Of Two Well-Known Architects

CTBUH Mourns The Passing Of Two Well-Known Architects

By Elevator World | December 22, 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is among those mourning the passing of Richard Rogers and Chris Wilkinson, founding partner of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and co-founder of WilkinsonEyre Architects, respectively. Perhaps best known for designing the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Rogers also designed such iconic London buildings as The Lloyd’s Building and…

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In Memoriam: Ami Lustig

In Memoriam: Ami Lustig

By Elevator World | December 10, 2021

Engineer Ami Lustig, born in Israel in 1950, passed away in November 2021. It was clear from the age of 6 — when he would accompany his father, Simha, to the office of ESL, the leading elevator consultants in Israel — that his future lay in the elevator industry. After graduating with an engineering degree…

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In Memoriam: Joseph Stier

In Memoriam: Joseph Stier

By Elevator World | December 10, 2021

Joseph Stier, who pioneered the establishment of the International Association of Elevator Engineers (IAEE) and its accompanying congress, Elevcon, passed away in November 2021, two weeks prior to the death of his friend and colleague Ami Lustig. Born in 1946, Stier was a man of many and various gifts. His father, Oscar, was a painter…

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In Memoriam: William T. “Bill” Dunlevy

In Memoriam: William T. “Bill” Dunlevy

By Elevator World | October 28, 2021

William T. “Bill” Dunlevy, who owned and ran Turnersville, New Jersey-based William J. Dunlevy & Sons, passed away in September, The Peelle Co. announced. William J. Dunlevy & Sons has been the sales representative for Peelle in the Mid-Atlantic region for more than 44 years. Dunlevy took great pride in and loved his work. Dunlevy…

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Elevator Industry Mourns Passing of Leopoldo Celaya

Elevator Industry Mourns Passing of Leopoldo Celaya

By Elevator World | October 11, 2021

Leopoldo Celaya, retired after a long career as a machinist in the elevator industry, died peacefully at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 28. He was 80 years old. Celaya was born January 4, 1941, in Oquitoa, Sonora, Mexico, the youngest of 12 children, and raised in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. He came to…

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Elevator Industry Mourns Loss of Darryl Cervi

Elevator Industry Mourns Loss of Darryl Cervi

By Elevator World | October 7, 2021

Darryl Cervi, a respected member of the elevator industry in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, passed away unexpectedly on August 30 after a short but valiant battle against Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, also known as prion disease. Cervi started his work in the elevator trade in the summer of 1968 with a “temporary” job as a helper, and never looked…

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In Memoriam: William B. “Bill” Payton

In Memoriam: William B. “Bill” Payton

By Elevator World | September 28, 2021

William B. “Bill” Payton, a well-known elevator engineer, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 21 after a battle with bulbar onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Born in NYC, Payton grew up in Closter, New Jersey, and earned a BS in electrical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey,…

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