OBITUARY

Harry Mains

June 3, 1935April 10, 2019
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Harry B. Mains, Sr., 83, passed away on April 10, 2019 at Jupiter Medical Center. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Harry moved to Melbourne, Florida in 1983 and lived in the Palm Beach Gardens area for the past 15 years.

Harry graduated from Amherst High School, Buffalo, NY and attended the University of Maryland before proudly serving his country in the US Navy. From there, his 40+ year career history began in the specialty food industry when he purchased Steinberg Fine Foods in 1970. Shortly after, he co-founded VIP Foods (now World Finer Foods) and helped launch the Reese brand. Prior to retiring he was Founder and President of HB Mains Industries, a snack food distribution business that he sold to Snyder’s of Hanover in 2003. His passion for the industry included serving on the DSDA Executive Board of Directors, and as President of the National Food Distributors Association (NFDA). Harry was inducted into the Specialty Food Association’s Hall of Fame in January 2016.

In retirement, Harry, who loved to be on the water, pursued his lifetime passion for boating. His best times were spent boating with family and friends. His sparkling blue eyes and infectious smile will be missed by those who were fortunate enough to share his life’s journey.

Harry is survived by his wife, Sheila G. Mains; daughter, Tracy Mains Rudd; son, Harry B. Mains, Jr.; stepdaughter, Rachael Quintana (Peter); stepson, Devin Kaminski (Stevi); ten adoring grandchildren: Hannah, Wyatt, Hilarie, Remy, Ravenel, Harry, Hunter, Marissa, Juliana and Harli and great-grandson, Alex. Former wife and friend, Nancy Curle Mains.

Visitation is from 9:30am-11am, services to follow on Monday, April 15th at Aycock-Riverside Funeral Home, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458.

Donations may be made in his memory to: Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, Robson Heart and Vascular Institute, 1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, FL 33458.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Arlene Carlsen

April 15, 2019

Sheila, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Harry were such a dynamic couple. We think of you often when we talk of the Foremans days. Would love to catch up with you sometime. God bless

Mary Suran

April 13, 2019

Hannah, Hillarie, Harry and Hunter. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
You were blessed with a wonderful Grandfather. I am
certain he was proud of all of you.
Cherish the fond memories!!
Fondly-Mary Suran

Penny Lewis

April 13, 2019

Harry, my brother-in-law, my friend, my hero... many adventures, many smiles and laughter. It's so hard to believe you're gone, but the memories are not.
What a great full life you led and kept smiling through all the bad or good.
I remember so many times, but my favorite was when you all came to my 4th of July party in Williston. You hung all the flags and decorations and took a barrage of my dogs in your car up to unlock the gates. Not many showed up for the party but we had a great time!
God speed, Harry.... love, Penny

Allen & Susan Benas

April 13, 2019

Susan and I are probably just a glimpse of history, but perhaps you will recall visits to our Thousand Islands. Inn, in Clayton, for both Wise events and social, summer dinners. We were saddened to hear of Harry's passing today from Sandy DeLand, Gary Reiman's partner. Please accept our sincere sympathy. He was a great guy, with Nancy raising two fine children and going on with good and loving times with Sheila. For those of us who knew him, good times seemed to be his lifetime traveling companion. God rest his soul and happy sails, Harry. Allen & Susan

Robyn Hessling

April 13, 2019

May God bless you all. I never met your dad Harry but boy did he look like an amazing father and grandfather. Let those memories close.
May God bless
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