Baltimore’s Cardinal Distributing, co-founded in the mid-’60s by Dan Paszkiewicz and his nephew Tommy, is in mourning after the death of Dan on March 6 of complications from a liver operation.
Tom told RePlay the senior founder was ailing from a variety of other problems including blood infections at the time. His many friends and customers in Baltimore and elsewhere in the area attended services on March 13 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Hunt Valley.
Cardinal started out as a peanut and ball gum operation and slowly, but surely, drifted into becoming a wholesaler of machines and vendibles like stickers and prize eggs. They went strictly retail around six or seven years ago. Dan is survived by his wife Marree, no children. Rest in peace.