HANSVILLE, Wash. (Aug. 14, 2009)—Franklin M. Terry, founder and CEO of rubber components maker Cascade Gasket & Manufacturing Co. Inc., died Aug. 1 at his home in Hansville. He was 93.
Terry started Kent, Wash.-based Cascade Gasket in 1946 to serve the aerospace industry with gaskets, seals and molded rubber products. He served as CEO of the firm for all 63 years of its existence.
Terry was a member of the Lions Clubs International and supported the establishment of the Painted Post-Erwin Museum in the Corning, N.Y., area. He was born in nearby Watkins Glen.
He also enjoyed the work of the Borrego Springs (Calif.) Performing Arts Center; he had a winter residence in Borrego Springs.
Terry was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mildred Castle Terry, who died in 1999. He is survived by four children and two grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, Box 243, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.