Ormus 'Doc' Davenport
Ormus "Doc" Davenport died at Buffalo General Hospital here last month of complications from heart and circulatory problems. He was 81. A longtime food broker serving retailers in western New York, Davenport built his father's brokerage business, Davenport-Webb, into a major regional food brokerage with offices in Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany, N.Y., and Scranton, Pa. The World War II veteran also maintained a writing and journalism career, and his WWII novel "The Tea Party" was published in 1991. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; two children, Bonnie O'Neal and Richard; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister.
Irving S. Herman
POTOMAC, Md. -- Irving S. Herman, who founded the Shoppers Food Warehouse chain in the Washington, D.C., area died here recently at the age of 95, according to local reports. He had cancer and Alzheimer's disease. He was president of Jumbo Food Stores from 1953 to 1980, before that chain was converted to Shoppers Food Warehouse in the early 1980s. He retired in 1988. He is survived by a son, Michael Herman; a daughter, Karen Keats; a brother, a sister and four grandchildren.