Michael Belluomo, the former editor, associate publisher and owner of Sportswear International and sister publication In Fashion, and former executive editor of California Apparel News, has died. He was 64.
Belluomo died of undiagnosed metastasized cancer, according to his widow, Catherine Belluomo.
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In addition to his publishing roles, Belluomo served as president of Map Media Services, a media marketing and public relations consulting firm specializing in casual sportswear and the jeans market.
A former Golden Glove boxer, Belluomo was also a Vietnam veteran. “He was an avid reader, a major Yankees fan and an extremely generous and giving man,” said Catherine Belluomo.
In addition to his wife, Belluomo is survived by three daughters: Grainne Belluomo, Emma Belluomo and Tallie Belluomo.
Services will be held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel at 1076 Madison Avenue on Tuesday. The family will receive visitors beginning at 1:30 p.m., followed by a 3 p.m. memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the National Military Family Association, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening and protecting the families of the men and women currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen.