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Al Wiley, founder and president of Country Convenience Food Stores, Middletown NY, died May 26 at his home, nine days after being inducted into the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame.
Although too ill to attend the ceremony, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame May 17 by the New York Association of Convenience Stores, of which he was a founding member and former board member.
Prior to forming Country Convenience, Wiley served as New York/New Jersey Zone Manager for Southland Corp. from 1961 to 1974. He played a key role in building Southland's network 7-Eleven stores across Long Island.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh NY 12550.