Dairy processor HP Hood LLC, Lynnfield, Mass., said it its CEO and chairman, John A. Kaneb, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, surrounded by family, following complications from heart surgery in spring.

John Kaneb was a successful businessman, a renowned philanthropist and a caring family man who affected the lives of so many with his wisdom, his empathy and his generosity, HP Hood said. The business will continue under the leadership of Gary Kaneb, president. More information will be coming in the following days on how to celebrate John Kaneb’s legacy. View his obituary here