In Memoriam: Shelley Sax-Eldridge, Stern Pinball’s Jack-of-All-Trades

Shelley Sax-Eldridge, who helped discovered Stern Pinball in 1986, has handed away after a courageous battle with most cancers.

Sax-Eldridge labored alongside Founder Gary Stern for greater than 40 years, carrying many hats, comparable to receptionist, buying clerk, bookkeeper, visitors supervisor, personnel supervisor, workplace supervisor, and administrative assistant. The title on her enterprise card lovingly grew to become J.O.A.T. (Jack-of-All-Trades) and by no means modified throughout her time at Stern Pinball.

“With out Shelley, there can be no Stern Pinball,” says Gary Stern, Chairman and Founder. “Shelley embodied our firm’s entrepreneurial, get-it-done spirit. Extra importantly, she was considered one of my closest and dearest associates and I’ll miss her.”

Sax-Eldridge started her profession working for 4 patrons within the furniture division at Montgomery Ward. As she began growing her organizational expertise, administration took discover and moved her up the corporate ladder. In 1979, a pal instructed her about a gap for an Government Assistant place at a pinball firm. She went to the interview, accepted the job on the spot, and the remainder is historical past.

“Regardless of her sometimes profane protestations on the contrary, Shelley completely beloved what she did and being a part of the Stern Pinball household,” says Stern. “We’ll always remember Shelley. Her immense contributions to our firm and the pinball trade will dwell on perpetually. Relaxation in peace, Shelley.”

Sax-Eldridge is survived by her husband Larry Eldridge, brother and sister-in-law Steve and Dianne Sax, and niece Misty Sax.

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