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Francis J. 'Frank' Rosenthal Jr., Black & Decker executive, dies

Francis J. 'Frank' Rosenthal Jr., Black & Decker executive, dies

Francis J. "Frank" Rosenthal Jr., a Black & Decker Corp. executive who also led the restoration effort of a Long Green Valley church, died Saturday at his Naples, Fla., home of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 78.

"Frank is the classic American success story who starts at a low level and rises damn near to the top of the company," said R. Roby Bailey Jr., vice president of engineering technology for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. "He was good technically and managerially."

"He was one of the best people I've ever worked for. Black & Decker is like a family, and even though he was moving up in the company, he kept his...

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