Our Friend, Wayne Markman

Wayne Markman Teaching Class

Wayne Markman Teaching Class

It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of our dear friend, Wayne Markman, on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014.

Wayne was a long time friend to all of us in the independent service industry, and served as  NESDA Secretary and Chairman of the Industry Relations committee for many years.  In his capacity as a NESDA representative, Wayne was a frequent visitor to the Midwest Summer conference, providing training and support, along with a liberal dose of his gentle good humor.

The Electronic Service Dealers Association wishes to extend our condolences to Wayne’s  family and many friends.

Services for Wayne will be held at 3:00PM on Sunday, Feb 16th, at the Temple Beth David in Cheshire, CT.

Condolences may be sent to his daughter Sarah, SMarkman1@gmail.com

For additional information, including interment location, please click here for the full obituary on Weller Funeral Home’s website.

Leo Edmund Cloutier (1942-2011)

Leo Cloutier

Leo Cloutier

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of our friend Leo Cloutier on August 23rd, 3:30PM, due to complications caused by cancer, after a long and painful struggle.

Leo was a tireless supporter of the independent service industry, giving of his time and talent to many industry related causes and events. Leo was serving as NESDA Treasurer and Region 5  Director at the time of his passing. For many years Leo traveled to the ESDA summer conferences to promote the industry and to teach the CSM classes. It was our privilege to nominate Leo for membership in  the Electronic Industry Hall of Fame in 2010. It was a testament to the high regard our membership held for Leo that the nomination fee was raised on the spot with individual contributions from the members.  He will be missed.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Gina, and brother-in-law, Ernie:

By Email:


By Mail:

4439 Richard Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90032-1223

In accordance with his wishes, his remains will be cremated.

Any further details will be posted as they become available.

ESDA is Going to the 2011 S.E.E.C.

George Weiss EHF, CSM, ESDA Executive Director and Board Chairman and Dave Kliss CET, CSM, MST, ESDA Deputy Executive Director and Secretary, will be representing the Electronics Service Dealers Association (ESDA) at the South East Electronics Conference (SEEC) April 7 – 10, 2011 in Altanta, GA. While there, they will attend the National Electronic Service Dealers Association (NESDA) Board of Directors spring meeting on April 9th, 2011.