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