Former Owner of Philadelphia-Based Financial Printer Packard Press Dies in Accident
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL—December 19, 2014—The former owner of Philadelphia-based financial printer Packard Press and his companion were struck and killed while crossing the street near their home here Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
A 2007 Lexus RX350 driven by Boca Raton, FL, resident Mark Lasman hit both Philip Kendall, 85, and Francine Freedman, 80. Freedman was pronounced dead at the scene, while Kendall was pronounced at Delray Medical Center, the newspaper said.
No charges have been filed against the driver, who remained at the scene. Traffic homicide detectives are still investigating the accident.
Kendall and Freedman had moved to the beachside community earlier this week.
A spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office told the Inquirer that a nonfunctioning streetlight may have been a determining factor in the accident.
Mr. Kendall was an active businessman in the printing and publishing industry. In addition to Packard Press, he was owner and publisher of the Legal Intelligencer and Dorland's Medical Directory.
Packard Press was obtained by Curtis Publishing, and Mr. Kendall assumed the role of vice president in charge of the commercial printing division in 1967. He repurchased Packard in 1969, then resold it to Basic Resources in 1978.
He continued to work in the printing industry, becoming president and CEO of Global Financial Press, as well as chairman and CEO of GCOM2 Solutions. Mr. Kendall also served as vice chairman of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation.
Mr. Kendall was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Bunny.