Richard W. Dillon
. -- Richard W. Dillon, son of the founder of the Dillon's grocery chain and a longtime executive at the companies that operated it, died here last week. He was 74. Dillon started working at the stores in 1953 and became director of Kansas store operations in 1960. In 1972, he became executive vice president of Dillon Cos., which also included supermarket chains King Soopers, City Market and Gerbes and a network of convenience stores. He was named president in 1979. In 1982, he became vice chairman of the board of Dillon Cos. and president of Dillon Real Estate. He became a director on the board of Kroger, Cincinnati, when that company merged with Dillon in 1983. In 1989, he was named chairman of the Dillon Cos. subsidiary of Kroger. Dillon was very involved in local community activities, according to a spokesman for the company. He served on the boards of the Hutchinson Hospital and the Hutchinson Community Foundation. He is survived by his wife, Caroline, and three sons, Brad, Reed and Steve.
LOS ANGELES -- Funeral services were held here last week for Bernard Goldstein, one of the founders of Boys Markets here. Goldstein was 89. He and his four brothers began selling groceries from a pushcart in the early 1920s and were known as "the boys" -- the name they used when they began opening grocery stores in 1924. When the Boys chain was sold to Food 4 Less Holdings in 1986, it had 45 stores. Goldstein is survived by one brother.