FREEHOLD, N.J. — Services are planned here this week for Joseph Saker, the founder and former chairman of Foodarama Supermarkets and an influential industry leader. Saker died Sunday at age 83. Saker grew up in Freehold and in a grocery business run by his parents, John and Mary, and founded by his grandfather, Wohbe Saker, an immigrant from Lebanon. In 1947, Joseph Saker joined Wakefern just one year after the cooperative was founded, and began operating under the ShopRite name in ...
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