Nov. 22, 1922 – April 7, 2016
Alan Perry Bagley, former president of Weinheimers, a commercial plumbing company and distributor of kitchen, bath and floor-covering products, died April 7 in Jupiter, Fla., where he had been a resident since 1990. He was 93.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Amherst High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
After the war, he returned to his family’s business, which was founded as a plumbing and heating firm by his grandfather, John F. Weinheimer, in 1888. He succeeded his uncle as president of the company in 1962 and expanded into new products and services.
Mr. Bagley added vinyl floor coverings and carpeting, winning several flooring industry awards for sales. The company, with headquarters and showrooms on Niagara Falls Boulevard just north of the Youngmann Highway in the Town of Tonawanda, also was known for its upscale kitchens and bath selections. He stepped down as president in 1988.
He was a director of the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute and a longtime director of Goodwill Industries of Western New York. He also was a former president of the Buffalo Club and a longtime member of the Kenmore Rotary Club. In Florida, he was active in the Jupiter First Church and was president of the Jupiter Hills Homeowners Association. He maintained a summer home in Williamsville.
An avid golfer, he was a past president of the Country Club of Buffalo. He also was a bridge enthusiast and enjoyed a winning afternoon at the game three days before his death.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, the former Barbara Brown; a daughter, Susan Hettler; a sister, Carol Leo; three stepsons, David Jung, Darryl Jung and Jeffrey Jung; two grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Services were held April 16 in Jupiter.