The industyr mourns the loss of two of its own.

Peck Johnston
Chairman , Johnston Supply

Peck Johnston, 73, chairman of Johnston Supply, Marion, Ohio, and one of the founding members of buying group WIT & Co., died Oct. 16 of cancer.

Gerald Kissler
Chairman, Kissler & Co.

Gerald Kissler, 74, chairman of plumbing parts vendor Kissler & Co., died from complications of emphysema Oct. 23. He took over the company from his father in the mid-1950s. His sons, Barry and Glenn Kissler, have been running the company since 1993, but he remained active in the business as chairman.