Howard Schlossberg, 76, founder of women’s apparel firm Judy’s Group, died Sept. 30.

Schlossberg is survived by his daughter, Peri, who works at the company in the design group.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Riverside Memorial Chapel in Manhattan. According to Michele Tepper, president and chief executive officer of Judy’s Group, the burial occurred on Friday at an undisclosed location in Florida.

“Mr. Schlossberg was an icon for over four decades in the industry,” Tepper said.

The company has set up the Howard Schlossberg Education Fund on his behalf. Tepper said donations can be made via checks payable to “The Trustees of Columbia University,” with the notation that it is “In memory of Howard Schlossberg.” The checks can be mailed to Columbia University Medical Center, c/o Executive Director of Development, 630 West 168th Street, P&S 2-421, New York, N.Y. 10032. Gifts can also be made via credit card at http://www.columbiacardiology.org/make-gift.

Judy’s Group owns several women’s apparel brands, including John Meyer of Norwich, that are sold to major retailers and specialty stores.

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