Frank Denny, a home center retailing pioneer, died July 2.
Credited for creating a sort of industry standard for warehouse home centers, Denny was president of W.R. Grace and Co.'s home center division. When Kmart bought Home Centers of America in 1984, Denny was tapped to oversee its expansion under the brand name Builders Square.
A message from Denny's family said he died Monday morning, "after the usual tough fight he was known for throughout his career." He was 79.