COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ronald Segal, 62, founder of the Bobbin Show, died Monday at his home here.
Segal sold Bobbin magazine and the Bobbin Show about six years ago to the Blenheim Exhibitions Group.
He started the magazine in 1959 as a newsletter for the apparel industry. The first Bobbin Show was in 1960 at the Wade Hampton Hotel here, with 12 exhibitors and 280 people in attendance. Now the Bobbin Show International/American Apparel Manufacturers Association Convention is held annually in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, where it is one of the center’s largest conventions. The September 1995 show had more than 900 exhibitors and 27,000 attendees.
Bobbin Blenheim also publishes La Bobina magazine for Spanish-speaking readers.
Segal is survived by two sons, Bruce and Glen; a daughter, Amy Walsh; a brother, Steven, and one grandchild. — Fairchild News Service
MEMORIAL DATE SET FOR MCGREEVY
NEW YORK — A memorial service for Rebecca C. McGreevy, who was a senior vice president in charge of public relations at EstAe Lauder Cos., will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, here.
McGreevy, who died Dec. 11 at the age of 62, had been with Lauder for nearly 30 years.