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Garelick Manufacturing chairman dies

H. Joe Garelick, chairman of the board of Garelick Manufacturing Co., passed away Dec. 8. He was 85.

Garelick and his brother Saul started the St. Paul, Minn.-based manufacturing company 57 years ago in the back of an appliance store. The company's first product was a lightweight aluminum marine boarding ladder that is still manufactured today.

In 1998, Garelick, along with his brother, was elected to Minnesota's North Central Marine Trade Association's Hall of Fame.

A World War II veteran, Garelick was an avid boater for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife Eileen, sons David and Rick, and two grandchildren.

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