Leonard Frushtick, founder of Leonard Automatics, passes away

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Leonard Frushtick, founder of Leonard Automatics, passed away Monday, August 1st, 2011 at the age of 80.

Frushtick started his career selling buttons to the garment manufacturing industry. He later expanded the business to include a variety of machinery. In 1969 he moved his family to North Carolina to be closer to the garment industry and founded Leonard Automatics. As the garment manufacturing industry began to decline in the mid-80s, Frushtick migrated to the laundry industry. His creativity gave him the ability to develop new technologies involved with garment finishing and has lent itself to creating an atmosphere of creativity and innovation at Leonard Automatics that exists to this day.

A lifelong artist, Frushtick became a prolific painter after his retirement. He and his wife, Phyllis, traveled extensively, and he loved nothing more than to represent his experiences on canvas.

A private memorial service will be held in Bluffton, S.C. on Friday, August 5th. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make contributions to Hospice Care of the Low Country, 119 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, S.C. 29910.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis; daughters, Sue Jones and Geri Bland; son, Jeffery Frushtick; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

  • Novo said,

    Garment manufacturing will remember him.