HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Funeral services are scheduled here Tuesday for Martin Lavelle, a former A&P executive who co-founded the Edmar Foods supermarket chain in the Chicago area. Lavelle died May 9 at age 79. He began his career as a stock boy at age 16 at Del Farms Foods, which was owned by National Tea Co. He rose in the ranks at National to become a district manager, then director of sales and marketing, and in 1974 he was named regional vice president/director of ...
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