MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Milan "Mike" Puskar, the co-founder and former chairman of generic drug maker Mylan Inc. and a philanthropist who gave tens of millions of dollars to West Virginia University, died Friday night at home after battling cancer. He was 77.
University officials praised Puskar in a statement as a successful businessman who was "able to help so many others, and he took great pride and care in his generosity to West Virginia...
"I started a mobile shoe shine business in Morgantown over 20 years ago. I also shined shoes at First Edition News and Video in Morgantown. That was where I met Mike. He came in and got a shoe shine. He was very impressed with me and my mobile shoe shine ..."
– Holly Hill, friend,
Grafton, WV, Oct 09, 2011
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