Ray Szmanda

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Raymond Jack Szmanda, Sr. (June 22, 1926 – May 6, 2018) was an American radio and television announcer. He became well-known for his "Menards Guy," commercial role who has advertised for the home improvement store for more than 20 years.[1] He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Szmanda once appeared in a 1970s science fiction movie, The Alpha Incident as the Official. He also hosted the Wausau version of High Quiz Bowl.

Szmanda died on May 6, 2018 in Antigo, Wisconsin of pneumonia caused by a fall at the age of 91.[2]

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  1. Seasoned Menards guy is hard to wear out, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel at the Wayback Machine (archived September 4, 2002)
  2. Barry Adams. "Menards pitchman Ray Szmanda dies at 91". Wisconsin State Journal, May 7, 2018.

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