NEW YORK — George Silver, 83, a co-founder of Jasco Fabrics, died in his sleep Tuesday at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The cause of death has not yet been determined, according to his son, Howard, who is president of Jasco.
Silver started Jasco, a knitter of high-end piece goods for the private label and branded markets, with his wife, Molly, now deceased, in 1946.
During the next five decades, the company sold its fabrics to some of the top names in the apparel business, including Norman Norell, Halston, Ralph Lauren, Bill Blass, Donna Karan and Oscar de la Renta.
Silver retired as president of the company in 1992, but he continued to be active in the business.
In addition to his son, Silver is survived by two grandsons.
Services are scheduled for noon Thursday at Plaza Memorial Chapel, Amsterdam Avenue and 91st Street here.