Obituary: Richard England of Hechinger

Richard England was son-in-law of Hechinger founder Sidney Hechinger, and he rose to the office of president during the home improvement chain’s heyday.

According to a report in the Washington Post, England died April 1 at the age of 93.

At its height, with England as president, Hechinger had more than 115 stores -- including Home Quarters Warehouse outlets -- in the Midwest and eastern United States. 

The company was sold in 1997, merged with Builders Square and went out of business in 1999.