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California manufacturing executive, Sidney Blitz dies at age 89

LOS ANGELES — Sidney Blitz, a longtime executive in the California furniture manufacturing industry, has died at age 89.

Blitz, known for his knack for fabrics and his taste, started upholstery manufacturer Sunline Furniture in the 1960s and later ran the upholstery manufacturing operation for Guildcraft Furniture starting in the 1980s. He retired about eight years ago.

He was active in the industry and was a world traveler with his wife, children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, a son, three daughters, five grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Stop Cancer Los Angeles.

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