NEW YORK -- Funeral services for Arnold Perlbinder, 66, a veteran of the outerwear industry, were held Sunday at Riverside-Nassau North Chapels in Great Neck, N.Y.
Perlbinder died of cancer at his home in Great Neck on Jan. 28.
A founder of PD Fashions, he was president and a partner with Paul Dubrowsky, who is executive vice president. The 25-year-old company started manufacturing furs under the name Dubrowsky & Perlbinder.
About five years ago the company diversified into leather and fake fur outerwear, eventually dropping furs. The company now sells mostly leather coats under the PD Fashions label, and under license to J.G. Hook.
Perlbinder was well versed on many industry topics, and seemed to get a special kick out of giving a WWD reporter the occasional tip. His friendly demeanor was evident during lunches at his favorite restaurants, where he would warmly greet industry associates and friends passing by his table.
Perlbinder is survived by his wife, Grayce, two sisters, Sydell Sedlitz and Geraldine Perlbinder, a son, Richard Perlbinder, two daughters, Mallory Probert and Lisa Gamliel, who currently runs the firm's J.G. Hook division, and four grandchildren.
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