Time continued to take its toll on the food industry's pioneers. Those who passed on during 1996 included the following:
ed the first Bruno's Grocery Store on a $600 investment in 1932. He spent 52 years with the company before being slowed down by a heart attack in 1984, after which he served as chairman emeritus. At the time of his death, Bruno's operated 255 stores, with total sales of $2.9 billion.