CHICAGO (CBS) — An icon in the candy industry will be laid to rest today–after a funeral Mass at Holy Family Church on Chicago’s Near West Side

The chairman of Ferrara Pan Candy, Nello Ferrara, died on Friday. He was 93.

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Ferrara Pan was started by his father in 1908. The plant is located along the Eisenhower Expy. at Harlem Avenue in Forest Park.

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Nello Ferrara is credited with creating Lemonheads, Atomic Fireballs and Red Hots candy.

Nello Ferrara’s son told the Chicago Sun-Times that his dad came up with the idea for Atomic Fireballs while working as a young lawyer at a war crimes tribunal in Japan in the 1950s.

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