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Lighting showroom sales rep dies

Jack Melnick died on November 3 at the age 83.


Melnick was head of Jack Melnick Sales in San Rafael, Calif. He was very active and well-known in the industry.



Melnick worked in the lighting industry for more than 30 years, up to two weeks before his passing, and represented many national accounts in a territory that covered northern California and Reno.


“Jack Melnick was a good friend and a true gentleman of the ‘old school’ with an admirable work ethic,” said EJ Phillips, Nora Lighting national sales manager, showroom division.


“He was active every day doing the best job possible with diligence and a genuine warmth. He respected his colleagues in the industry and made life-long friends. He exemplified what we all hope to become – a sincere friend and a truly good person,” Phillips continued.


Melnick leaves behind his wife Midge, daughter Rachel Botsford, his beloved dog Max and three grandchildren. His son David Melnick preceded him in death.

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