MORRIS BERNARD ZALE / ROBERT S. LOWENSTEIN
MORRIS BERNARD ZALE
DALLAS — Morris Bernard Zale, a founder of the Zale jewelry chain, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas. He was 93.
Zale, a native of Eastern Europe, moved to New York with his family in 1908. He relocated to Fort Worth, Tex., in 1910.
He was a partner along with William Zale and Ben Lipshy in founding the Zale Jewelry Co. in Wichita Falls, Tex., in 1924. He retired as chairman of Zale Corp. in 1971.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Lipshy Zale; two sons, Donald and Marvin; a daughter, Gloria Landsberg; 14 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.
ROBERT S. LOWENSTEIN
NEW YORK — Robert S. Lowenstein, president and chief operating officer of Finlay Fine Jewelry, died of lung cancer last Thursday. He was 49.
Services were held Sunday at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home here. He was buried at Mount Ararat Cemetery in Farmingdale, L.I.
Lowenstein was voted the jewelry industry’s Person of the Year in 1991. Finlay is a major operator of leased fine jewelry departments. Among the clients of Finlay are Federated Department Stores and May Department Stores.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his father, Sherman; his brother, Hank, and his daughter, Vanessa.