Tulsa businessman, philanthropist dead at 97

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 20, 2014
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TULSA — Henry Zarrow, an accomplished Tulsa businessman who was likely known more for his numerous charitable contributions, has died. He was 97.

Bill Major, executive director of the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, says Zarrow died late Saturday. Major declined to release the cause of Zarrow's death.

Zarrow made a fortune at the helm of his Tulsa-based oil and gas supply firm, Sooner Pipe & Supply Co., which he founded at age 22 and ran with his father and brother.

He eventually established the business as one of the largest international oil-and-gas supply companies.

State leaders call Zarrow one of the greatest philanthropists in Oklahoma history. He served in leadership positions in more than 50 philanthropic organizations.

Services are planned for Tuesday.