Miklos Treiber, 62, owner, Valley Rental Centers, Hickory and Lenoir, N.C., died Oct. 11, 2012. Born in Hungary, he immigrated to the U.S. when he was seven years old and grew up in Livingston, N.J. Treiber, a Vietnam War veteran, earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina before working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The family settled in Morganton, N.C., in 1981, where he worked at and later became owner of Valley Rental Centers, a 39-year member of the American Rental Association. He was active in the ARA of North Carolina, participating in events and hosting members at his store. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burke County Rescue Squad, PO Box 371, Morganton, NC, 28680, to the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation, 9300 SW 99th ST, Miami, FL, 33179, or to the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, PO Box 129, Linville, NC, 28646.