By  on February 7, 2014

Werner Gamby, founder of textile importer W. Gamby and Co., died Sunday at his home in Mamaroneck, N.Y. He was 98.


Born in Hamburg, Germany, Gamby survived a concentration camp and in 1940 arrived penniless in New York, according to his granddaughter, Kim Kovel, color design lead at Nike Inc.

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