Frank Orloski Died New Year's Day. 88.
Orloski and his family ran a chain of mini marts, before they sold them off. At one time, the business included 47 stores in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, and that's an amazing feat for what started as a small, family owned business.
The stores were amazing. Well stocked. Meticulously organized. And the most striking thing: CLEAN. You could eat off the floor.
I understand why the family cashed out, but it was a sad day for loyal customers. Those stores were never the same.
My sympathy to the Orloski family. Frank made quite a contribution to life and public service, well beyond his stores, here in our area.