Charles Entenmann, who helped franchise Lengthy Island household bakery, lifeless at 92


Charles Entenmann, who propelled his household’s New York bakery right into a nationwide model, died in Florida final month on the age of 92.

Entenmann, his brothers and mom expanded the Bay Shore enterprise throughout the area and finally the nation, following the 1951 dying of his father William Entenmann, a German immigrant who opened the bakery in Brooklyn in 1898, in line with its web site.

His household offered its cakes-and-cookies enterprise for $233 million in 1978, which is greater than a billion {dollars} in right now’s cash, Newsday reported. Entenmann’s nonetheless operates underneath new possession, however closed their Bay Shore plant in 2014, the article mentioned.

Entenmann, a Korean Battle veteran, was a supporter and advocate for the Nice South Bay YMCA, and funded analysis to enhance water high quality and habitats within the bay, which separates his hometown from Fireplace Island, in line with his obituary.

“He by no means needed the accolades, the publicity; and when he gave, he gave with all his coronary heart and with full religion and belief in you,” Anne Brigis, a longtime YMCA govt, informed the paper.

Entenmann's cookies and cinnamon swirl buns
The corporate began along with his father, a German immigrant who opened the bakery in Brooklyn in 1898.
Anne Wermiel/NY Publish

“He handled everyone with respect. It didn’t matter when you had been a janitor on the bakery or a custodian on the Y or senior management.”

In retirement, Entenmann spearheaded power and medical advances at his analysis lab and healthcare firm, and alongside along with his brothers Robert and William established the Entenmann Household Cardiac Heart at Bay Shore’s Southside Hospital.

“He was an especially beneficiant man,” his son Charles Edward Entenmann mentioned. “He was only a actually clever man … He had a incredible humorousness and was at all times taking part in jokes on folks and having enjoyable. He did it proper.”

Entenmann truck
The Entenmann household offered the enterprise for $233 million in 1978.
Photographer: Dwight Burdette

The elder Entenmann, who focused on the engineering and technical elements of the bakery enterprise, didn’t share his household’s candy tooth, his son reportedly revealed.

“I’m going to inform you one thing that’s been just about a secret, most of my life anyway,” his son informed Newsday. “He didn’t eat Entenmann’s cake … He simply wasn’t a dessert man.”

Charles Edward Entenmann died outdoors Miami on Feb. 24. He had lived in Florida for many years however was buried on Lengthy Island.

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