East Coast Full-Line Vending Pioneer Glenn Greenwald Dies At 93

Posted On: 12/22/2017

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CHERRY HILL, NJ -- Glenn Greenwald, who played a major role in developing full-line vending in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is dead. He was 93.

Greenwald was born in Cleveland, OH. Upon his discharge at the end of World War II, he went to work for a small cigarette and music operation, Paramount Vending Co. (Philadelphia, PA) in  1949.  Several years later, he joined Keystone Vending Co., which later was purchased by Interstate United Corp. (Chicago, IL).

In 1962, he decided to partner with two brothers to start a full-line vending company, Quaker City Vending, in Philadelphia.  After several years, he sold his share of that firm and teamed up with Bill Steiger, who owned Steiger Industrial Restaurant Service. This was a successful corporate commissary operation that had not yet added vending. Greenwald and Steiger  partnered to launch a full-line vending business, Steiger Service (Somerdale, NJ) in 1972. Steiger Service became the largest independent full-line vending company in the South Jersey-Philadelphia area. The partners sold it to All Seasons Services in 1987, and Greenwald retired with his wife, Henrietta in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Greenwald is survived by his daughters, Randi DeMore and Robin Weiss; son Zane Greenwald;  four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Zane Greenwald is a sales executive for Betson Enterprises in Syracuse, NY.