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Primack, Samuel (Sam), 1925-2010



  • Existence: July 6, 1925 - February 1, 2010

Sam Primack (July 6, 1925 - February 1, 2010) was born in Brooklyn, NY. He dropped out of school on ninth grade and became a carpenter and bricklayer. He served with the US Army Air Corps in WWII, and afterwards moved to Denver. In 1952, he helped form the Perl-Mack Companies with his cousin Jordon Perlmutter. The two were partners for 30 years. The company constructed more than 20,000 homes in the Denver area, in addition to Northglenn Shopping Mall, Southglenn Shopping Mall, and Southwest Plaza Shopping Mall. When Perl-Mack disbanded in 1983, Sam founded the Primack-May Co. which focused on commercial real estate, air charter, and hotel development. Sam was national director of the National Association of Home Builders; a trustee for the National Housing Center; executive member of the Home Owners Warranty Corporation; chair of the Adams County coordinating committee; active in the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Denver and the Colorado Association of Housing and Building; a member of the Federal National Morgage Association advisory committee; National Academy of Science building research advisory board; President's Cabinet committe on construction and counsil of economic advisors; and the Department of Housing and Urban Development council member. He received numerous awards, and was inducted into the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver's Hall of Fame in 1984. Sam married Fern Glickman on February 24, 1955. Fern passed away in 2003. He is survived by his daughters Cyd and Bonnie, brother Joe, sisters Anita and Ruth, and five grandchildren. An obituary can be found in the Intermountain Jewish News publication from February 19, 2010.

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Box 5, 1976-2006

 File — Box: B230.02.0005
Identifier: B230.02.0005
Abstract (69) file folders, include: programs, trips, newsclippings, special events
Dates: 1976-2006