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Obituary: Ted Gellman, Markon Pen & Pencil


Ted Gellman, the founder and CEO of Markon Pen & Pencil Inc. (asi/68850), died on April 4 following a brief illness. He was 87.

Gellman spent over 60 years in the ad specialty industry, founding Markon Pen & Pencil in Roslyn, NY, in 1972. Under Gellman's leadership, Markon has emerged as a leading supplier of writing instruments. This year, Markon was named a Counselor Distributor Choice Award finalist. A family business, Markon will continue to be run by Gellman's sons, Paul and Stuart.

Services for Gellman were held on Sunday, April 7, at the Merrick Jewish Centre in Merrick, NY. Gellman was buried at Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY.

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