GAF regional vp dies

GAF Materials Corp. has announced the sudden passing of John Makar, area vp-GAF/ELK Southeast region, on Dec. 13. Makar, 59, died unexpectedly at his home, the company said.

Makar was employed in the roofing industry for his entire career. He joined GAF in 1998 as field sales manager for the Florida district, ultimately becoming the area vp of Steep Slope Southeast. 

Makar also served as a military reservist for 25 years, retiring from the Florida National Guard last year. His charitable work included collecting thousands of pairs of shoes for orphaned children in Kabul.

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