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Obituary: Industry Veteran George West, 75

George West, a veteran of the apparel industry, died Nov. 21 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach.

George West, a veteran of the apparel industry, died Nov. 21 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach. He was 75.

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The cause of death was not disclosed.

West had an extensive career in the Garment Center that spanned more than 30 years. He owned and operated Sunday’s Work Clothes, a women’s activewear manufacturer, which he started in New York in 1975. He also owned a sportswear company called Dunedeck, as well as other activewear firms, including Stringbean and In Sportswear. He retired from the apparel industry in 2001.

West is survived by a son, David; three daughters, Lisa and Leslie West and Kim Haas, and 11 grandchildren.