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Joe Coulombe, Who Founded Trader Joe’s, Dies at 89

Joseph Coulombe, who in 1967 parsed a few cultural trends, added his retail instincts and created Trader Joe’s, the popular grocery chain known for unusual foods, a generous wine selection and a laid-back atmosphere, died on Friday at his home in Pasadena, Calif.. He was 89.The death was confirmed by…...

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Joe Coulombe, founder of Trader Joe’s, dies at 89

He was a marketing whiz, a retail visionary whose chain of budget-minded specialty food stores, launched in the late 1960s with a distinctive South Seas trading post motif, developed a cult-like following on its way to becoming a Southern California institution....

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Joe Coulombe, founder of popular Trader Joe’s markets, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Coulombe envisioned a new generation of young grocery shoppers emerging in the 1960s, one that wanted healthy, tasty, high-quality food they couldn’t find in most supermarkets and couldn’t afford to buy in the few high-end gourmet outlets. So he found a new way to bring…...

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Essex, Evelyn Toliver

Evelyn Toliver Essex, 92, of Roseland, Virginia, departed this life on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at her home. Born in Washington, D.C., on March 18, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Lillian Toliver Brown. Before she retired, Evelyn worked in childcare and housekeeping, becoming a respected and cherished…...

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Kelso, Leo Bernard

Mr. Leo Bernard Kelso, 66, of Appomattox, Va., passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020. He was a son of the late Mr. Monroe Kelso Sr. and Mrs. Helen Fleshman Kelso. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 2 p.m., from the Bruce & Stiff…...

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McGuire, Pauline Houston

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, our dearest mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Pauline Houston McGuire, age 86, of Goode, passed away at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on August 26, 1933, in Lynchburg, a daughter of the late James and Priscilla Houston. She was preceded in death by…...

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Drumheller, Dolores Sorce

Dolores Sorce Drumheller, 89, of Altavista died on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at her home. She was the wife of the late Harold Kerr Drumheller. She was born July 27, 1930, in Illinois, a daughter of the late Sam Sorce and Josephine Macaluso Sorce. She was a member of the…...

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Randall “Randy” Mackey

RANDALL ‘RANDY’ MACKEYFarley Randall “Randy” Mackey, 53, of Farley, Iowa, formerly of Eldora, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at MercyOne in Dubuque, Iowa.Friends and relatives of Randy may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley. Visitation will continue after…...

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Margaret Lavonne McArthur

MARGARET LAVONNE MCARTHURCentral City Margaret Lavonne McArthur, 97, of Central City, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Bickford Senior Living in Iowa City, Iowa. Family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, March 2, at United Church of Christ in Central City. Funeral services will…...

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Jerry Wayne Moore

JERRY WAYNE MOORECedar Rapids Jerry Wayne Moore, 83, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Mercy Hallmar in Cedar Rapids. A parish vigil service will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. The family…...

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