LANSDALE, PA — Simon Oulouhojian Sr., cofounder and president emeritus of the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS), died on January 18, 2002.

“To those whose lives Simon touched,” wrote the society, “he was known to be a fair, honest, man of his word, with a passion for his family, his church, his friends, his profession, and the MACS organization. We are thankful to him for having the vision that created MACS and sharing so much of his life in support of our industry. We salute a life well lived.”

Mr. Oulouhojian joined his family’s radiator repair business, Speedway Auto Radiator (Upper Darby, PA), in 1948. When his father died in 1960, Mr. Oulouhojian took over the business.

In addition to his participation in MACS, Mr. Oulouhojian was an active member and officer of the National Automotive Radiator Service Association (NARSA) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

In 1990, the EPA named Mr. Oulouhojian one of the inaugural recipients of the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award. In 1997, he was given the EPA’s highest award, the Best-of-the-Best Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award. He developed educational and advertising campaigns to promote recycling, designed technician certification programs, and worked with state and federal regulators to make recycling mandatory.

Mr. Oulouhojian is survived by his wife Rose; children Rose Marie, Simon Jr., and Michael; and eight grandchildren. The family has requested that donations be made in his name to the Building Fund, The Armenian Sisters Academy, 440 Upper Gulf Rd., Radnor, PA 19087; or to the Simon Oulouhojian Technical Achievement Award, c/o Richard A. Landis, CPA, Goldenberg Rosenthal LLP, 101 West Ave., P.O. Box 458, Jenkintown, PA 19046-0458.

Publication date: 02/04/2002