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Robb & Stucky International buyer Brion Foreman dies at 64

She ‘contributed a great deal to our success,' president says

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Brion Foreman, senior upholstery buyer for Robb & Stucky International here, died Jan. 10 after a battle with cancer. She was 64.

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Prior to joining RSI in 2011, Foreman was a senior buyer for the former Robb & Stucky Interiors, a divisional vice president with Federated Merchandising Group, and a senior buyer with the Hecht's division of May Co.

"Brion was an integral part of our team from our very beginning in 2011," said Steve Lush, Robb & Stucky International president. "She contributed a great deal to our success, and we would not be where we are today if it weren't for Brion. Besides being an outstanding talent and dedicated employee, she was a wonderful person and a dear friend. We will all miss her a great deal."

In a release from the retailer, Jack Glasheen, CEO of Hancock & Moore, called Foreman "an extremely talented woman with excellent taste - especially with frame and cover application."

Glasheen said Foreman "held an important position in our industry because what she selected affected the income and ultimately the lives of retail salespeople, furniture delivery people, factory sales representatives and, of course, the factories that filled the orders that she created."

Phil Cooper, president of Comfort Design, remembered Foreman as a "wonderful lady, loyal friend and an extremely gifted merchant with whom I had the great fortune to work over the past 25 years. Our industry will truly miss her."

Marty Silver, CEO of Max Home, called her "a great merchant," noting that she was fair and a great partner. "Her feedback made us better."

Foreman is survived by her sister and nieces.

Services were held Jan.14 at the Cedar Park/Beth El Cemetery in Paramus, N.J. A celebration of her life will be held Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse at Belle Lago, 19701 La Serena Drive, Fort Myers, Fla. 33967. For more information contact Tara Albrecht at taraalbrecht@msn.com.

Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society and the UJA Federation of New York.

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