Remembering Albert Boscov

(WBRE/WYOU) -  Albert Boscov, chairman of the family owned department store chain founded by his father, died Friday of pancreatic cancer.

Many are taking time this weekend to reflect on the life of the regional retailing king.

Lisa McGahee worked at Boscov's for 18 years at what she thought would be a part time job. She was a hard worker and it didn't go unnoticed. "The great thing about Boscov's was that culture was like a family and the culture was that if you worked hard you would be able to excel and get ahead" McGahee says.

McGahee says it was the family and culture promoted by Al Boscov that kept her working in the store. From the children's department to public relations and several jobs in between...Boscov's eventually lead Lisa to her husband. " I was in the men's department and he came in to buy clothes and he kept coming back and it just began as a friendship and it just took off from there and we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this June and it's all because of Boscov's Department Store" McGahee says. 

On Friday, Mr. Boscov posted a note on the company's Facebok page to thank people for their support and good wishes. According to publishes reports, the family will hold a private funeral and a memorial service for Boscov's employees and everyone else at a later date. 

Condolences to the Boscov family may be emailed to memoriesofal@boscovs.com.


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