Obituary: Donald S. Rado

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RadoDonald S. Rado, 89, past-president and CEO of All Tile and past-president of the National Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD), has passed away.

Rado was born in 1932 to Herman and Besse Rado in Alliance, Ohio. He met his wife Nora while the two attended The Ohio State University where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and an ROTC Cadet. After serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army, Rado began his legendary career in the floor covering industry. He moved his family to Chicago in 1975 to commence his role as president and CEO of All Tile, a title he held through 1998, serving as chairman until 2002.

During his tenure at All Tile, Rado was elected and served as president of the National Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD), a position he revered. A generous man, he was the focal point of his family, leading them all over the world for their treasured annual vacations. Don was an avid golfer, spending much of his leisure time with his best friends at his country clubs, Bryn Mawr and Tamarisk. His famed wit, charm and flair are cherished by his family and friends, who together will immortalize his legacy.

Rado leaves behind his wife, Nora Rado; children Susan (Philip) Brilliant, and Wendy (Robert) Weiss; sister, Marcia Baker; and grandchildren Josh, Justin, Allie, Andrew and Cody.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to JDRF ( or Keshet ( with reference to Don. Services are private; a celebration of life will be held at Bryn Mawr Country Club, 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 15.

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