Joe Metzger, 50, Loses Valiant Battle With Cancer
TOLEDO, OH—Joe Metzger, 50, president of Metzgers, passed away May 5 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, according to the Toledo Blade. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in November of 2011.
A 2010 inductee into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame, Mr. Metzger was a passionate advocate for issues confronting the printing industry and a popular speaker. He was a member of Printing Industries of America Silver Pen peer group, and his infectious enthusiasm and penchant for being a problem-solver added to his popularity.
Joe Metzger and his brother, Tom, took control of the company when their father, Norbert, retired in 1996. Metzgers, which ranked 267th on the 2013 Printing Impressions 400, specializes in commercial and specialty printing, as well as direct mail.