The Herald, Sharon,
PA Published Sunday, Aug. 24, 1997

Buhl Day '97

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    Irwin Yanowitz

  • HOME: Sharon and Longboat Key, Fla.

  • EDUCATION: Graduated from Sharon High School in 1944. Graduated cum laude Western Reserve University in 1949 with a bachelor of arts degree. He was in the Air Corps Aviation Cadet Program, 1944-45. Graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1951.

  • EMPLOYMENT: Began working at Sharon Tube Co. in 1951 by overseeing the purchase of equipment for the company's new Sharon mill. He served as vice president of sales, 1952-1971. Named president of the company in 1971 and he served in that post until 1991, when he retired. He was retained as a consultant for the pipe and tube maker and was named chairman in 1996.

  • FAMILY: Wife, the former Sally Weiss of Youngstown. A son Mark, who is deceased; three daughters, Carol, Ruth, Sarah. They are expecting their first grandchild.


    • United Way of Mercer County board.
    • Mercer County Association for the Retarded board.
    • Shenango Valley Junior Achievement board.
    • Sharon General Hospital Authority.
    • Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce board.
    • Temple Beth Israel, board member and officer.
    • Youngstown Area Jewish Federation board.
    • Shenango Valley District Boy Scouts of America.
    • Sharon Kiwanis Club.
    • National Young Leadership Cabinet of United Jewish Appeal.
    • Penn-Northwest Development Corp. board.
    • Shenango Valley Industrial Development Corp. board.
    • Mercer County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Economy League board.
    • Shenango Valley Enterprize Development Zone Committee board.
    • Buhl Trustees Advisory Committee.

    • Distinguished Service Award from the Shenango Valley Jaycees in 1970.
    • Distinguished Citizen Award from French Creek Council, Boy Scouts of America in 1989.
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