NEW YORK — Bernard Groger, a former market editor at WWD, died Oct. 23 at Community Hospital in New Port Richey, Fla. He was 79.

The cause of death was cancer, according to the family.

This story first appeared in the October 30, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Groger started working at WWD around 1950 as an assistant financial reporter and later moved to market editor, covering the foundations and coat and suit industry.

After leaving WWD in 1965, Groger became vice president at public relations firm Bell & Stanton, where he handled fur accounts. Following his stint in p.r., Groger became co-publisher, along with Sandy Parker, a former colleague at WWD, of Fur World, a weekly trade publication. Groger retired 12 years ago, when Fur World was sold.

Groger is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Melissa Roeder and Amy Martin, and three granddaughters.

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