Widow of Stater Bros. Founder Dies

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Widow of Stater Bros. Founder Dies

06/18/2008
Elsie Stater, widow of Stater Bros Markets Founder Cleo Stater and a resident of Newport Beach, California, passed away Friday following a brief illness.

"We will miss Elsie's visits and calls to us," said Jack H. Brown, chairman and c.e.o. of Stater Bros. "She lived many years in San Bernardino and maintained her local friendships with once-a-month lunch dates. She will be missed by all."   

Burial services are pending and will be private. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 17, at 1:00 p.m. at The Ritz Restaurant and Garden at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

Stater Bros. operates 165 supermarkets.