Celebrates 90th Birthday
Legendary auto glass entrepreneur Joe Kellman celebrated his 90th
birthday on Saturday at the newly opened Kellman Community Center
in the North Lawndale section of Chicago.
Approximately 300 people, including sports figures such as Gayle
Sayers, Richard Dent and Mike Pyle, all attended along with a roster
of well-known politicians and businessmen and long-time auto glass
industry executives including Dale Schenian and Gary Turner and
former Globe employee Gladys Lazar.
Kellman was owner and president of Globe Glass and Mirror and the
USA Glass Network before selling his company to Windshields America,
which eventually "merged" with Safelite. He is generally credited
with having developed the auto glass network concept and is known
for being among the first to have exclusive work agreements with
The Kellman Community Center recently opened on the same spot where
the original Better Boys Foundation (BBF) had been. The BBF was
founded by Kellman, along with his friend, entertainer Buddy Hackett.
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