The industry mourns the passing of George Theisen of T&S Brass And Bronze Works Inc., and Robert Avino, Ramm Plumbing.

George Theisen, T&S Brass And Bronze Works Inc.

George I. Theisen passed away in mid-November with his family at his side. He had been in declining health for the past several years.

Theisen founded T&S Brass and Bronze Works Inc. in 1947, and served as president and CEO until 1992. He was a familiar figure in the plumbing arena for decades, serving on many boards and committees, including president of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute in 1977.

He is survived by his wife, Joan, five children and 13 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the George I. Theisen North Greenville Family YMCA, P.O. Box 187, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, or the George I. Theisen Scholarship Fund at Greenville Tech Foundation, P.O. Box 5616, Greenville, SC 29606.

Robert Avino, Ramm Plumbing

Robert A. Avino, 72, founder of Ramm Plumbing Co., Elk Grove Village, Ill., died in early November. He was a member of the Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Union 130 U.A., a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Italian American War Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Marie; four children; eight grandchildren; and one brother. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be sent to Misercordia or Ron Santo Juvenile Diabetes. For more information, call 630/889-1700.