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• Joseph Saker, the founder and chairman of Foodarama Supermarkets (now Saker ShopRites), and an early member of Wakefern Food Corp., passed away Sunday. He was 83.

Saker also helped start the Academy of Food Marketing and Food Marketing Educational Foundation at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, one of the few business programs dedicated to the supermarket industry.  Joseph Saker had served as a past chairman and member of the Board of Governors of the organization.

• Andy Williams, the crooner who hosted an extraordinarily popular variety show on NBC during the mid-sixties, had 18 gold records and three platinum records, and had late in life turned into an institution with a theater in Branson, Missouri, died yesterday after a bout with bladder cancer. He was 84.
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