Roger Furst; outdoorsman cofounded EMS chain; at 78
Roger Furst and Alan McDonough were fishing buddies in Colorado during the 1960s when their treks became more ambitious. “We got tired of walking two to five miles back to our car in the dark,’’ Mr. Furst, who died March 16, told Backpacker magazine. “We started carrying our camp on our backs so we could sleep over and cook our fish right away.’’ They decided to open their own gear store, too. In Wellesley in 1967, they launched what would grow into the Eastern Mountain Sports chain.