NEW YORK – Services for Mitchell Aronstein, 67, a former textile executive, were held Sunday in Richmond, N.Y. He died Friday of Pick’s disease at his home in Amenia, N.Y., according to his son Daniel Aronstein.
Aronstein began his career at the former M. Lowenstein & Sons in 1948. After several years with Lowenstein, he left to form his own business, Au Courant, a textile converter, in 1962. He sold the company in 1967 and joined Ameritex, a division of United Merchants & Manufacturers, as a merchandiser.
From 1970 until 1982 Aronstein was executive vice president of merchandising at Crantex Fabrics Inc. a division of Cranston Printworks Co.
He continued to work with several other textile firms before retiring in 1984.
In addition to his son Daniel, Aronstein is survived by his wife, Zelda; two other sons, and a granddaughter.