A Remembrance – The Industry Loses Alton “Al” Lipkin

Alton Lipkin

Alton “Al”  Lipkin, longtime CEO of NANCO/Nancy Sales, passed on Monday, July 5, 2021, after a brief illness.  He was 89 years old. After graduating from Brown University in 1954, he joined his father-in-law at Nancy Sales in 1957. From 1993-2008, Al was the CEO of NANCO/Nancy Sales. He was an accomplished and respected force in the souvenir, novelty, and gift industry.  He was also a pioneer in sourcing product from overseas, developing relationships with suppliers that have maintained themselves to this day.

 Al is survived by his children, Stephen Lipkin and his wife Janet, Debbie Seresky and her husband Peter, and Amy Robbins and her husband David.  He is also survived by grandchildren Michelle and her fiancé Dan, Heather, Todd and his wife Melissa, Margo and her husband Ben, Robyn and her fiancé Jon, and Jodi and Jason.

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