Holding up a paint brush or package of batteries or excitedly extolling the virtues of a line of new sinks or cans of varnish, Ray Szmanda sold untold hammers, saws, drills and lumber to Menards customers throughout Wisconsin for years.
In a way, he was the guru of home remodeling projects even though he was not particularly handy.
Szmanda, 91, died Sunday at his Antigo home.
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THANK GOD! I hated his damn commercials. I changed the station when they came on.