Roger Stangeland

 

 

Age: 74

 

Summary: chairman and chief executive officer of the Vons supermarket chain who led a leveraged buyout to acquire the chain from its parent company, which at the time was one of the largest deals in the grocery business and helped Vons to become the largest chain in Southern California, and who later led the acquisitions of other grocery chains including Pavillion and Safeway stores.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure

 

Born: October 4, 1929

 

Died: February 27, 2004

 

Location: Arcadia, California