Posted tagged ‘Farewell’

Another industry vet passes away – Steve Kaufman

January 11, 2008


This is the second death in the coin-op industry that I’m sad to report in the past couple of weeks. Steve Kaufman passed away last night after a two-year battle with cancer. He started out as an operator and worked at many different coin-op businesses including “Runyon Distributing, Rowe, Games of Nevada, Williams Pinball, Stern Electronics, Konami, Electronic Arts, and Premier Technology/Gottlieb before forming the import/export firm Sales Corp. with partner Dominick DeFazio. ”

Steve is survived by his wife Sheila, son David, and daughters Amanda and Stephanie. We extend our sympathies to his family for their loss, as well as our gratitude for his work.

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Industry Vet Jim Wallin passes away

December 31, 2007



This is some sad news coming from GlobalVR today that one of their employees, Jim Wallin has passed away. He was a true industry vet, beginning his work in the arcade business with Atari in 1979 where he stayed until 1990 (when it was Atari Games). He also has been working at GlobalVR for the past 5 years as their purchasing manager. He is survived by “his companion Louise, Alberto, to whom he was a father figure, a sister and brother-in-law and family, as well as the many friends he has made throughout the course of his life.”

Our condolences to his family and friends and thanks to Jim for all his work in the industry.

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