Remembered: J. & S.S. DeYoung Salesman Aster Dye

He worked for the Boston-based manufacturer for 50 years, starting at age 14

On Dec. 23, J. & S.S. DeYoung salesman Aster J. Dye died in Brockton, Mass. He was 73.

Born in London, Dye first went to work at Boston-based jewelry manufacturer J. & S.S. DeYoung at age 14 as an after-school job. He went on to spend 50 years there, working as a buyer and supervisor for their manufacturing and repair department. He also became a popular salesman for the company, nurturing a loyal base of retail customers.

After retiring from DeYoung, Dye founded his own business, A.J. Dye.

He is survived by wife Mary Ann, four sons, and eight grandchildren.

(Photo courtesy of J. & S.S. DeYoung)

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