Industry Veteran Jack Melnick Dies
December 12, 2012 - 9:43am
Melnick, head of Jack Melnick Sales, passed away on Nov. 3 at the age of 83.
Jack Melnick Nora

Jack Melnick, a well known and highly respected businessman in the home lighting industry, passed away at age 83 on Nov. 3, 2012. Head of Jack Melnick Sales in San Rafael, CA, Melnick was very active in the industry he loved and was regarded by hundreds of business associates as a colleague and friend.

He 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.

Melnick leaves his wife Midge, daughter Rachel Botsford, three grandchildren and his beloved dog Max. His son David Melnick pre-deceased him.

“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,” said Phillips.

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I am saddened to hear that

I am saddened to hear that Jack Melnick passed away and enjoyed working with him for many many years. I had a furniture store in San Francisco, Union Street Furniture and he was my lighting representative as I sold high end lighting fixtures from spain and Italy in the mid 80's I reconnected with Jack in Las Vegas at the LightFair. I operated Lighting By Design. My sincere sympathies to the family of Jack. He was one of the greatest person I knew Lorraine Walker

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