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Taylor Made remembers longtime sales manager

Longtime Taylor Made Products employee Anthony Bennice died Monday in Plymouth, Mass. He was 88.

Bennice, of Gloversville, N.Y., served in the Army during World War II from 1942-45. He worked at the former G. Levor and Co., and later at Taylor Made, where he retired as sales manager after more than 20 years of service.

"Tony was recognized and respected as the face of Taylor Made for over 20 years in the '70s and '80s. He lived life to the fullest, loved the industry and never stopped asking and caring how Taylor Made was doing since his retirement," vice president of sales and marketing David Karpinski told Soundings Trade Only.

"We owe Tony a debt of gratitude for his hard work and dedication, which was instrumental in building this company into what it is today," he added. "He will be missed dearly by all who had the pleasure to work with him and know him."

Bennice is survived by two children, Patricia Burton (Richard) of Plymouth, Mass., and John J. Bennice of Rio Vista, Calif.; a sister, Connie Caokley (John) of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Leslie Burton and Johanna Burton; and four nephews and two nieces. He was predeceased by his wife and a brother.

Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer's Association, Pine West Plaza, Bldg. 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

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