NEW YORK — Norman Fass, a former apparel manufacturer, died June 12 in Hackensack Hospital Hospice in Hackensack, N.J. He was 80.

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The cause of death was due to an accidental fall while visiting family here, according to a son, Michael.

Throughout his 60-year career in the manufacturing apparel industry, Fass owned and operated several companies producing women’s apparel, including Abby Michael, Bryant 9 and Parsons Place/Sag Harbor, one of the early U.S. marketers of the miniskirt, according to Michael Fass.

In addition to his son, Fass is survived by his wife, Elaine; two other sons, Peter and Steven; a daughter, Lisa Kleinman; three stepchildren, Lauren and Adam Ziffer and Marc Spital, and four grandchildren.

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