MURRAY MEYERS / JOE GARGIULO
NEW YORK — Services for Murray Meyers, retired president of Meyers Manufacturing Co., were held Tuesday at the Independent Hebrew Society Cemetery, South Norwalk, Conn.
Meyers died Thursday at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 76.
The cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to his brother, Herbert.
In the Sixties, Meyers succeeded his father, George, as president of the family-owned handbag company, which counted Arnold Scaasi, Koos Van Den Akker and Bonnie Cashin among its licensed labels. The company went out of business in 1988.
Meyers was president of the National Handbag Association for several years in the early 1980s.
Also surviving are Meyers’s wife, Marilyn; a daughter, Judith, and a brother, Norman.
NEW YORK — Joe Gargiulo, 66, a retired dress designer, died on March 21 at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The cause of death was a heart attack, according to Michael Constantine, his companion.
Gargiulo retired six years ago from Abe Schrader after 18 years with the firm. Prior to that, he designed dresses for the firms Kim Corey and Pat Hartley.
In addition to his companion, Gargiulo is survived by his mother, Fortunata; two sisters, Irma Front and Angie Loresch, and five brothers, Gus, Anthony, Michael, Hugo and John.