AKRON (Aug. 14, 2009)—Former Mohawk Rubber Co. Senior Vice President Terence Deane died Aug. 12 at age 68 after battling cancer for the past few months.
A native of London, England, Deane was an executive with Mohawk Rubber from the late 1970s to 1988.
Deane continued in the tire industry after leaving Mohawk, serving as president of Trillium Group, an importer and distributor, and president and CEO of Dacapo Co., a retreading consultancy, into the mid-1990s.
Before getting involved in rubber, Deane was a movie producer and manager for musicians and actors, representing among others The Mamas and the Papas, Louis Gossett Jr., Rob Reiner, Tuesday Weld and Albert Brooks. He was a producer on the Oscar-nominated 1997 film “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.”
After leaving the tire industry, he stayed in Akron and managed a number of local entertainment establishments.
Deane is survived by his wife, Julie, son Mitchell, brothers Jeffrey, Steve and Bill, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Jason, who died in May 2008 in Iraq as a member of the U.S. Army.
Memorials may be made to the Stephen A. Comunale Jr. Family Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 13805, Akron, Ohio, 44333.