DONALD S. LEWIS
NEW YORK — Services for Donald S. Lewis were held today at Plaza Memorial Chapel at West 91st Street and Amsterdam Avenue, here.
Lewis, 67, died of cancer Saturday at his home in Tenafly, N.J.
Lewis was a 30-year veteran of the innerwear industry and was chairman of Periphery Inc., a loungewear firm he founded in 1970, until the firm closed its doors in December. The company had produced loungewear under the Periphery label. The firm also produced robes and loungewear under the licensed Christian Dior label through a joint venture it maintained with Carole Hochman Designs for some 20 years.
Periphery was one of the last remaining family-owned firms in the innerwear industry, and it was considered to be one of the primary loungewear resources for smaller specialty stores as well as for department stores. His wife, Judy Lewis, joined Periphery as its president in 1971.
In addition to Judy Lewis, he is survived by his two sons, Michael and Robert; a daughter, Nancy, and a daughter-in-law, Susan.