ADELE GREEN / MEMORIAL SLATED FOR MAX WIESS
NEW YORK — Adele Green, 79, a founder of the raincoat firm Lawrence of London, died last Friday at Bronx Lebanon Hospital after a brief illness, according to her sister Allene Warzer.
In the early Fifties, Green founded Lawrence of London, a rainwear manufacturer, with her first husband, Norman Lawrence. As designer for the firm, Green became known for water-repellent coats that were fashionable as well as functional.
She left Lawrence of London in the late Seventies, but continued to work as a consultant in the rainwear industry for a few years.
In addition to her sister, Green is survived by a daughter, Rochel Klein, and another sister, Jacqueline Lowenthal.
MEMORIAL SLATED FOR MAX WIESS
NEW YORK — A memorial service for Max Weiss, 87, an enduring figure in the real estate industry who specialized in leasing space on Seventh Avenue, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 at Parson’s School of Design, 560 Seventh Ave.
Weiss died of cancer on Jan. 12 at his home in Quogue, N.Y.
Known as “The King of the Garment Center,” Weiss — who had an elegant demeanor — befriended many designers and manufacturers, including among them Anne Klein and Calvin Klein.
Weiss, whose career spanned more than half a century, joined Spear & Co. — which was to be merged with Dwight Helmsley in 1954 to become Helmsley-Spear — as a partner in 1928.
“From the early Thirties, he was an important participant in the establishment and growth of the garment center district at its present location,” said Edward A. Friedman, who is the president of retail services at Newmark & Co. “He never contemplated retirement,” said Friedman. “The last major lease he negotiated was in 1994. “It was a long-term lease with Calvin Klein Ltd.” Friedman continued, “for its main showroom and office at 205 West 39th St.”
Weiss is survived by his wife, Mira; his sister, Gertrude Vogel, and a nephew, Howard J. Vogel.