Raymond Kennedy, Masco Corp.; Jerry Egan, Egan Cos.; Kirt Hubbard, Hubbard Enterprises

Raymond F. Kennedy, Masco Corp. President

Raymond F. Kennedy, president and chief operating officer of Masco Corp., died unexpectedly of a heart attack Feb. 4. He was 60.

"Ray was a leader who was loved, admired and respected by all who knew him," said Masco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Manoogian. "He will be greatly missed." Manoogian will assume Kennedy's responsibilities on an interim basis.

Since 1996, Kennedy had been president and COO of Masco. He was executive vice president in 1995, and also was president of Building Products Companies since 1989.

He served on the boards Masco, Emco Corp., the Flint Ink Corp. and the Home Building Industry Foundation Advisory Board. Kennedy was equally active in many charities, including The City of Hope, a Los Angeles California center for cancer treatment, and was honored by that organization with its 1998 Spirit of Life award.

Kennedy is survived by his wife, Mary, their three married sons, and 11 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to City of Hope, The Capuchin Ministries or Cornerstone Schools.

Jerry Egan, CEO and President, Egan Cos.

The Mechanical Contractors of America Association is mourning the passing of Gerald (Jerry) L. Egan, former CEO and president of the Egan Cos. (New Hope, Minn.) and past president of MCAA. Jerry served as president of MCAA in 1994.

On the local level, he was president of the Twin Cities Piping Industry Association. He was also instrumental in establishing the Egan Dunwoody Scholarship Fund, which supports the education and training of men and women in the mechanical and electrical trades.

Egan is survived by his wife Mary, seven children and nine grandchildren. The family requests memorials be sent to Friends of Ascension Capital Campaign in Minneapolis, Minn., and Hospice in Naples, Fla.

Kirt Hubbard, Hubbard Enterprises

Kirt Hubbard, son of Hubbard Enterprises founders George and Michelle Hubbard and former regional sales manager, died Jan. 14 after a long battle with lung cancer. Services were held Jan. 21.

His wife, Judy; his son, Kirtis; his parents and two brothers survive him.

In lieu of flowers, the Hubbard family has suggested donations in Kirt's memory to the American Cancer Society, 2655 Camino Del Rio North #100, San Diego, CA 92108; or Swedish Hospice, 5701 6th Avenue South #504, Seattle, WA 98108.