EMMA JEAN ENSLEY
NEW YORK — Emma Jean Ensley, 51, a former buyer, died Nov. 18 at her home in New Britain, Conn.
The cause of death was cancer, according to Amy Vogel, the owner of Executive Options in West Hartford, Conn., and a former business associate. Ensley began her retailing career in 1966 with J.P. Allen, Atlanta, as buyer of junior dresses and sportswear. In 1972, she moved to Burdine’s Department Store in Florida as a senior buyer of moderate and better junior dresses.In 1981, Ensley joined Casual Corner as misses dress buyer, remaining there until 1993 when she retired.
Surviving are her husband, Bob Kalogeros, and a sister, Joanne Forness.
BOYD T. TOBEN
ST. LOUIS — Boyd T. Toben Sr., retired vice president of Ely & Walker Dry Goods Co., died at age 94 on Dec. 16 at his home here.
He started at Ely & Walker, a soft goods wholesaler, as a stockboy in 1918, eventually becoming vice president. He left in 1956 when it was bought by Burlington Industries. Subsequently, Toben, his son — Boyd T. Toben Jr. — and several others started Claymore Inc., which was a sales agent for boys’ shirts and pants, and Mid-South Industries, Hackleburg, Ala., a boys’ shirt manufacturer. Toben was chairman of both Claymore and Mid-South until he retired in 1966.
In addition to his son, a retired vice president and director of Blue Bell, now VF’s Wrangler unit, Toben is survived by a daughter, Shirley Seymour-Holmes.
EVA KREINICK MOSKOWITZ
NEW YORK — Eva Kreinick Moskowitz, who with her three sisters operated Kreinick Modes, a store known for dressing society women for special occasions, died at her home here Dec. 10, after a long illness. She was 88 years old.
Her family started the retail business on Seventh Avenue and 122nd Street in 1916. The store moved to 131 West 45th St. in 1922. The Kreinick name is still on the building, even though the store moved to 62 East 55th St. in 1938, and closed in 1973.
For many years, Moskowitz ran the store and imported couture from designers such as Pierre Balmain, Jean Patou and Venet. The store also sold custom-made clothing and at one time, employed more than 40 seamstresses, tailors and beaders. Moskowitz is survived by her sister, Shirley Bachrach, and three nieces. Two other sisters, Lucille Furman and Raye Brauer, died in 1989 and 1991, respectively.
NEW YORK — Ed Schneider, a long-time salesman in the corduroy and velvet business, died Dec. 4 at age 70 at a hospital in Princeton, N.J. The cause of death was cancer, according to a daughter, Marlene Schneider.
Schneider began his career in 1949, going to work for the former Crompton Co. In 1984 he joined Cone Mills, where he was a senior salesman in the firm’s corduroy business. He left Cone in 1990 and joined A. Wimpfheimer & Bros. and was selling there at the time of his death.
In addition to his daughter Marlene, he is survived by his wife, Beverly; another daughter, Susan Fluger, and three grandchildren.
ALAN P. HARRIS
NEW YORK — Alan P. Harris, 32, a former designer with Bernard Chaus Inc., died Dec. 13 at his home in Millbrook, N.Y.
Death was attributed to complications from AIDS, according to his companion, Kevin Monogue.
Harris graduated with honors from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1983 and after an internship at Anne Klein, worked for Neil Leonard and Ron Chereskin. From 1986 to 1991, he was with Chaus, where he was a head designer and developed its Chaus Sport line.
Later, he operated his own freelance design company, Alan Harris Design Co., until he took ill in 1993 and moved to Millbrook. There he opened The Harris & Monogue Cafe.
In addition to his companion, Harris is survived by his parents, Etta Rosen and Stephen Harris, and a brother, Dr. Michael Harris.
WENDY WILSON CLARK HAIGH
NEW YORK — Wendy Wilson Clark Haigh, 45, account executive for the Kellwood Co. Sportswear Division, died Monday.
She died in Lenox Hospital after undergoing a medical examination in a doctor’s office in New York, according to her brother, Guy Clark. Cause of death was unknown.
Haigh joined Kellwood in October 1991. Earlier she was with Hartwell Co.
In addition to her brother, she is survived by her husband, Stephen Haigh; her mother and stepfather, Connie and Bob Nelson, and two sisters, Claudia Hahn and Christina Writer. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Reformed Church, 18 South Broadway, Nyack, N.Y.