Tom Byrne writes:
I joined Jewel in 1964 and retired in 1990. From 1969 I was in charge of construction for Jewel, but that also meant the combination Jewel-Osco stores. In those years the Osco guys I worked closely with were Dave Gillis, Rex Dobey, Bob Cook and Howard Potts. In 1969 I joined Tork Fuglestad, Dick Hilden, and Dave Gillis on the first ever Osco Ski Team when we went to Vail, Colorado and all slept in one huge dorm room at a dumpy motel. And skied with them for many years after that. In 1975, I moved to Corporate, in ‘78 to Jewel Tea Discount Grocery and in ’84 I returned to Osco in Oak Brook, Illinois 1818 office to be in charge of Construction and Store Set Up.
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