Obituaries for Furniture Designers, Death Notices, Furniture Industry Obituary page | Furniture TodayObituaries for Furniture Designers, Death Notices, Furniture Industry Obituary page | Furniture Today
Interior design retailer Steven Brown, 58, died here on April 9. More
Joyce H. Gertz, 87, who was the West Coast regional manager of home furnishings source Decorators Walk, died March 4 at her home here. More
Daniel Lynch, Sr., 91, second-generation owner of sales promotion firm Lynch Sales Co., died here on March 1. More
Veteran sales representative and retailer John P. "Jack" Long passed away Feb. 11. He was 83. More
Michael Kuhn, who was president and CEO of the former Roomful Express Furniture in Pittsburgh, died Jan. 26. He was 52. More
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March 1, 2013This past week a true legend of the furniture industry passed away at the age of 93. No one person was more responsible for the success of Nebraska Furniture Mart than Louie Blumkin. I grew up hearing countless stories of Louie from my dad Emmet Root who was a supplier for almost 60 years, a close friend, and in later years a neighbor. I asked Emmet if he would share a few words with everyone about a man he knew so well...The furniture industry mourns the death of one of the real giants of our time, Louie Blumkin. Louie ...
July 18, 2012The unexpected death of bedding entrepreneur Dave R. Young is a tragedy that robs the mattress industry of one of its most vibrant leaders. Young, the CEO of VyMaC Corp., was killed in an accident while he was working on his car over the weekend. He was just 45.Like others in the industry, I'm stunned by this news. It hardly seems possible that someone with Dave Young's energy, enthusiasm and zest for life has left us so abruptly.The tributes have already begun. Ryan Trainer, president of the International Sleep Products Assn., remembered Young as being "passionate ...
May 3, 2012Rick Hooker was laid to rest on a fine spring Carolina day with the sweet smell of honeysuckle in the air. The veteran bedding executive, whose hobbies included driving race cars, finished his earthly race with dignity. It was a race he ran with class, good cheer and professionalism.Hooker, who died April 26 at 69, spent 25 years at Hickory Springs, where he retired in 2001 as national sales manager of the Bedding Products Division.He is remembered for the strong relationships he forged with customers. "If he shook your hand, that deal was as good as gold," remembered ...
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