Darin Dodson, Stuller
Darin Dodson, tools product manager at Stuller Inc., died April 19 as the result of a traffic accident. Dodson, 41, of Lafayette, La., suffered a heart attack at the scene and could not be revived en route to the hospital.
“An important part of the Stuller organization has vanished, literally in the blink of an eye,” said Matt Stuller, chairman and chief executive officer of Stuller Inc. “Our hearts and prayers go out to Darin’s family in this time of tremendous loss.”
Dodson is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, a granddaughter, his mother, three sisters, and two brothers.
David Langhammer, Quality Gold President
David Langhammer, founder and president of Quality Gold in Fairfield, Ohio, died on March 18. He was 65.
Langhammer started Quality Gold in 1979 as a one-man operation, traveling from store to store. The company eventually outgrew its regional focus and expanded into a 118,000-square-foot facility that distributes millions of pieces of fine jewelry each year. Langhammer’s sons, Michael and Jason, joined the company and ran daily operations.
Langhammer is survived by his wife, Linda; children Michael, Jason, Scott, Jessica, and Bryan; daughters-in-law Michelle, Kristine, and Debbie; son-in-law Chad; grandchildren Ben, Emma, Justin, Kaden, Morgan, Zachary, Bradley, Olivia, and Emily; and brother Harold.
The family has asked that friends make a donation to PanCAN, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in lieu of flowers. By including David’s name on donations the family will be notified of friends’ generosity. PanCAN, 2221 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 131, El Segundo, CA 90245; (877) 272-6226, www.pancan.org/Donate.
Gary R. Garner, G.G.
Gary R. Garner, a 35-year veteran of the jewelry industry, died March 10 in Tampa, Fla. Garner began his career with Zale’s Guild Division and worked his way up to regional vice president of Argenzio Bothers in Denver. He moved to Fort Myers, Fla., in 1990 as president of Thalheimers Jewelers in Naples, Fla.
In addition to his retail career, Garner also worked as Southeast sales representative for various manufacturers, most recently EMA Diamonds, a DTC sightholder. He was a Graduate Gemologist and a member of the American Gem Society.
He is survived by his wife, Ronda; daughter Makenzie; and son Brent. A trust fund has been established for the family and for Makenzie’s education. Call (239) 590-9155 for information about donations.