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Frank Barmakian, 86, Of F.B. Sales, Dies

West Newton, Mass. – Frank Barmakian, founder of F.B. Sales,
Inc. passed away on February 26


at the age of 86.

Barmakian entered the consumer electronics business in 1961
with Hetherington Sales in Weston, Mass. as a representative for McIntosh and

 He started his own rep
firm in 1969. Barmakian was instrumental in the launching of many fine
specialty audio companies in New England such as Yamaha, ADS, B&O, Aiwa,
& Sanus, according to the company.