Carl Lagerquist, a long-time executive of St. Louis-based Graybar Electric Co., died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on April 11. He was 54. Lagerquist was a 32-year veteran and director of advertising and sales promotion for Graybar. Lagerquist transferred to Graybar's St. Louis corporate headquarters in 1989 after serving in several advertising and sales promotion positions with the company in the New York area. Lagerquist is survived by his wife, Michelle Lagerquist; two daughters, Emily Catherine Lagerquist and Kristen Ann Lagerquist; his mother, Martha Nilsson; and sisters Lisa Schneider and Linda Formica. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Norman C. Johnson, who spent most of his career as marketing manager for the former Bryant Electric Co., Bridgeport, Conn., died April 9 at the age of 70. He retired in June 2001, as a consultant for Leviton Manufacturing Co. He also served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. Johnson is survived by his wife, Nancy Wilson Johnson; a son, Eric Johnson; a daughter, Amy Turner; a sister, Susan Tischler; and five grandchildren. At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 183 Howe Ave., Shelton, CT 06484.