Richard S. Meyer, 96, of Melrose Park, a retired department store advertising executive who restored vintage telephones, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham.
Mr. Meyer began his career at 15, working in the advertising office at the Hecht Co. in Washington, his hometown.
During World War II, he worked for Martin Aircraft in Maryland.
After the war, he did advertising for Lansburgh & Bro. in Washington before returning to Hecht's as advertising manager in 1948.
In 1951, Mr. Meyer was awarded a gold medal by the National Retail Dry Goods Association for excellence in public service advertising, his son Marshall said.