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Retired chairman of Oscar Mayer Foods dead at 95
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) Oscar G. Mayer, retired chairman of the Wisconsin-
based meat processing company that bears his name, has died at the age
Mayer's wife, Geraldine, said he died of old age Monday age at Hospice
Care in Fitchburg.
He was the third Oscar Mayer in the family that founded Oscar Mayer
Foods, which was once the largest private employer in Madison. His
grandfather, Oscar F. Mayer, died in 1955 and his father, Oscar G.
Mayer Sr., died in 1965.
Mayer retired as chairman of the board in 1977 at age 62 soon after
the company recorded its first $1 billion year. The company was later
sold to General Foods and is now a business unit of Kraft.
Mayer's first wife, Rosalie, died in 1998. He married Geraldine
Fitzpatrick in 1999.