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Chairman of Hamilton Jewelers Dies at 86

He had worked in the business since 1955.

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Martin Siegel, chairman of Hamilton Jewelers, has died at age 86, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Chairman of Hamilton Jewelers Dies at 86

Martin Siegel

He had been involved with the family-owned business, which has locations in Princeton, NJ, and Palm Beach, FL, since 1955. His father, Irving Siegel, bought the business in 1927.

Siegel died Dec. 17 in Jupiter, FL, with his wife of 63 years, Denise Ulanet Siegel, as well as his four sons at his side, according to his obituary.

Siegel, who was born in Trenton, NJ, served in the U.S. Army artillery in Germany in 1953-54.

He joined Hamilton Jewelers, which was founded in 1912, when he returned, becoming president of the company in 1968 and taking over as chairman in 1994. He served as chairman until his death.

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“His business philosophy was based around superior quality, friendly relationship-based business practices, and community leadership, a philosophy that enabled the Hamilton brand to grow from a local store to a nationally recognized industry leader with clients from all 50 states and around the world,” according to the obituary.

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