Nicholas S. Riso, 66
Funeral services were held here last week for Nicholas S. Riso, former president and chief executive officer of Giant Food Stores, Carlisle, Pa., who died Oct. 26 at the age of 66.
Riso retired at the end of 1995 as executive vice president of retail operations for Giant.
He became a minority owner of Giant in 1972 and was subsequently named executive vice president and chief operating officer; in 1979 he became president of the chain and added the title of CEO in 1982 when Giant was acquired by Ahold, Zaandam, Netherlands.
Before joining Giant Riso was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Hills Supermarkets, Brentwood, N.Y., from 1970 to 1972.
Riso was also a board member of the Academy of Food Marketing at St. Joseph's University and previously taught at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Riso was also a board member of the Academy of Food Marketing at St. Joseph's University.
He is survived by his wife, Natalie; a son; a daughter; and one grandchild.
Harold Harwood, 63
ABINGDON, Va. -- Funeral services were held here last week for Harold Harwood, former president and chief executive officer of Mid-Mountain Foods, who died Oct. 23 following a sustained illness.
Harwood, 63, joined Mid-Mountain here in 1980 and helped the company grow from a limited-line grocery warehouse into a full-fledged cooperative distribution center servicing 82 stores, including all 66 Food City stores operated by K-VA-T Food Store, Grundy, Va. He retired in February.
He was a member of the UPC Code Council of the National-American Wholesale Grocers Association and NAWGA's board of governors.