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Camelot Music Founder Dies

November 8, 2002

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MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) _ Paul L. David, the founder of retailer Camelot Music, died after a two-month illness.

David died at his home on Thursday. He was 79.

In the early 1970s, he started a record store at Mellett Mall, now Canton Centre Mall. That store became Camelot. The store grew into a music and video chain with 400 stores in 40 states.

After selling Camelot in 1993, David and his wife, Carol, formed the Paul & Carol David Foundation. It has provided scholarship opportunities to more than 300 Massillon area high school students.

David graduated from Washington High School in 1941. He joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II. Then, he came home to work with his family at David Bros. Wholesale Toys.

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