NEW YORK — Joe Wehrer, vice president of operations at Cosmetics International Distribution Corp., the beauty arm of Prada, died Dec. 30 following a yearlong battle with melanoma. He was 36.
Wehrer, a key member of the Prada team, was hired in February 1999 to build the Prada beauty division. He was also instrumental in the development of the new Prada skin care collection that launched late last year.
Wehrer graduated from William Paterson College in 1987 and had worked previously at the Donna Karan Beauty Company, a division of Estee Lauder, as well as Sanofi Beaute. Wehrer is survived by his wife, Pamela, and three children.
Services took place on Jan. 3 at St. Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes, N.J.
Donations can be made to the Wehrer Children’s Education Fund and sent to the attention of Larry Sailer at Merrill Lynch, 1700 Route 23, Wayne, N.J., 07470.

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