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16 posts
Nov 11, 2012
1:03 PM
Hello, I worked at the Stotts-Friedman Co from 1976 to 1993 when it was owned by the Sanderson Family... Looking for former employees from any time period Company was founded in 1930 was located 112-114 N. Jefferson St for many years then moved to 2600 E. River Road in Moraine.. Would possibly like to put a reunion together if we can find enough people

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33 posts
Nov 11, 2012
2:59 PM
I never worked at Stotts-Friedman, but I did co-op a couple of years at Esco (~72-73) and worked with Ray Stotts who had left Stotts-Friedman by that time. He was quite the character with a gruff exterior and a story for anything, and not the world's highest opinion of his former partner Stan Friedman :-)

He always called himself the Father of Electronics in Dayton, but I can't find an online reference to him anywhere.
102 posts
Nov 13, 2012
7:45 AM
tuckerone, did you know my ex-husband Tom Whited? He worked as the supervisor of the government packaging department around 1988 to 1991 timeframe. I remember he worked with Phil Hoskins and his boss was a guy named Humphrey , who lived with a woman named Sue that worked in the office at Stotts.
17 posts
Nov 14, 2012
2:16 PM
Yes I remember Tom, Phil, Dick Humphrey and Sue.. Last time I saw Tom was 10 or 12 years ago he was working for Coca Cola..
103 posts
Nov 14, 2012
2:42 PM
Tucker-one, Tom still lives in the area. If you have a get-together, I can let him know but I doubt if he will go. He isn't too keen on reunions.
18 posts
Nov 17, 2012
11:36 AM
What ever happened to Phil, he used to date this really hot leggy blonde her name was joyce jones did they get married ?
105 posts
Nov 17, 2012
6:28 PM
Tom never kept in touch with anyone from Stotts after he left, So I don't know what happened to Phil. Now there was a very pretty woman named Vivian who worked at Stotts also. She lives in Kettering also and her daughter was the same age as our daughter and they both went to Fairmont. I would see her at school activities all the time.
33 posts
Nov 25, 2012
11:38 AM
A long time ago, didn't a fellow named Stanley Krohn work at Stotts-Friedman??? Anyone remember him?
21 posts
Nov 25, 2012
4:14 PM
Stanley Krohn owned Stotts-Friedman for a number of Years he also owned WSMk radio station which was later sold in 1939 and became WING AM Radio 1410.. Don't think anyone still living would remember him, however those of us who worked at Stotts knew the early history of the Company
Steve K
191 posts
Nov 28, 2012
8:10 AM
I knew "Stoney" who worked at Esco, then at Mendelson's.... used to see Ray Stotts when I worked at Srepco (he had a couple buddies there and co-owned an airplane with Hyde Ruble who was the president of Srepco). Can't remember where or if Stan Krohn was still working when I knew him.... He used to stop in and visit at Srepco as well. Think he was Stan Krohn Jr. Trying to remember if Dick Johnson also worked at Esco, but it's been a good 35+ years since most of this. I worked at Custom Electronics and moonlighted at Rankin & Houser as well. Also worked at Eberle Radio in Springfield.
Steve K
194 posts
Nov 29, 2012
8:19 AM
Never heard anybody call him Ernie... think his name is actually Ephraim Stonerock..... his siblings called him "Eep"..... Rankin & Houser is still in business, think they mostly install alarm systems now (my next door neighbor has one of theirs). I worked at Custom on both Brown street and Van Buren shopping center.... there were also stores in Fairborn, on Salem Ave, and in Hamilton or Fairfield maybe... I still hear from the former owner (Dick Sauer) once in a while. Dick Johnson's niece and I have worked together for maybe 10-15 years now.
28 posts
Dec 16, 2012
3:19 PM
They called him Stoney when he worked at Argent in Englewood, and at Mendelsons
14 posts
Nov 05, 2013
6:04 PM
worked in electronics early in my career and dealt with all of those companies. Actually still have some pld invoices of parts I bought. Does anyone remember when you bought individual resistors, capacitors, coils and vacuum tubes ,etc.,etc.,……………
466 posts
Nov 06, 2013
2:45 AM
historybuff...Your post reminded me of seeing the huge tube testing machines at many stores around Dayton.I recall one at a couple of pharmacies my dad visiteded. Wow,thanks for that memory..I had completely forgotten about seeing them.
17 posts
Nov 06, 2013
4:12 AM
That reminded me of early in my career, I was a part-time TV repairman when they could still be repaired. I owned a tube repair set, large as a suitcase, with about 2 dozen different tube sockets for each type tube and a large meter which read good bad or just weak. Don’t know what happened to it, but wish I still had it. Might be worth something now as an antique….
170 posts
Nov 06, 2013
9:36 AM
One option with the milkman was you could leave tour door unlocked and he would put new milk in ice box and move old milk to front.He knew how much milk you used and came three days a week.If you wanted other items such as ice cream,cottage cheese etc you left a note.Also Whites bakery came to your house if you put a sign in your window.
1 post
Aug 22, 2014
8:12 PM
I'm a great granddaughter to Ray Stotts and am looking into ansestry information about our family. If anyone has info, I would love to hear about it! Thank you
215 posts
Aug 24, 2014
1:38 AM
Not sure its worth anything or what you might be interested in but I may have some old sales receipts or invoices you might find interesting. Also I believe they were in a couple of locations downtown and also south of town, maybe “River Road”?. Maybe someone out there knows…...
Steve K
238 posts
Aug 30, 2014
6:58 AM
I don't know that I ever knew Ray's middle name, but I suspect this is his son? Funny that he worked for SREPCO, maybe Ray wouldn't hire him .

THE LANCASTER (0.), EAGLE-GAZETTE, Thursday, March 1, 1962 Page IS FAIRFIELD MEN, WOMEN n Military Service Jack L. Stotts S e c o n d Lieutenant Jack L. Stotts, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. | Ray C. Stotts, Dayton, has been awarded his United States Air Force navigator wings after completing navigator training here. Lt. Stotts. a graduate of West Carrollton (Ohio) High School and Ohio University, received radar and celestial naviagation training in Air Force T-29 "Flying Classroom" aircraft. He will be assigned to Mather AFB, Calif., for advanced training as an electronic warfare officer. A former employee of Srepco Electronics in Dayton, the lieutenant entered the service in April 1961. He is married to the former Marilyn K. Burnham, Pickerington.
1 post
Sep 03, 2014
9:53 AM
Anyone remember a relative of Ray's named Bernard J. Stotts who went by the name of Ted?
Vera H
1 post
Oct 23, 2014
11:16 AM
I worked at Stotts-Friedman during high school at Patterson Co-op during the 1971-1972 school year. I was part time in the inventory department and enjoyed the heck out of that job.

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