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Philip Crystal Dead at 82

NEW YORK -- Services for Philip E. Crystal, 82, retired executive vice president and principal of David Crystal Inc., for many years a prominent women's apparel manufacturer, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in...

NEW YORK — Services for Philip E. Crystal, 82, retired executive vice president and principal of David Crystal Inc., for many years a prominent women’s apparel manufacturer, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, Conn. Crystal, who was the son of company founder David Crystal, died Monday at Greenwich Hospital.

Philip Crystal was with the firm for 42 years, retiring in 1970. David Crystal Inc. subsequently became a subsidiary of General Mills and later was absorbed into the apparel operations eventually spun off by General Mills as Crystal Brands. He was responsible for all manufacturing and labor relations for Izod-Lacoste men’s wear, Haymaker women’s sportswear, World Wide Golf and Tennis apparel for men and women and Hayette junior clothing. In the early Fifties, he pioneered in off-price merchandising when he opened factory outlets in Maryland and Pennsylvania for the David Crystal lines.

Surviving are three sons, David, Philip and John; two daughters, Judith Gordon and Stacey Crystal; a brother, Robert; a sister, Beatrice; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.