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Mylan Inc. co-founder, WVU donor Puskar dies at 77

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[October 08, 2011]  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Milan "Mike" Puskar, the co-founder and former chairman of generic drug maker Mylan Inc., has died. He was 77.

West Virginia University officials said in a statement that he died Friday night of cancer. Puskar gave tens of millions of dollars to the university. The school's football stadium is named after him.

University officials praised Puskar in a statement Friday night 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 University."

Mylan, a Fortune 500 company with headquarters in Canonsburg, Pa., also has a factory in Morgantown, where Puskar lived.

Puskar was its chairman from 1993 to 2009, when he retired. He also served as president for 25 years.

[Associated Press; By VICKI SMITH]

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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