WELL-KNOWN INTERIOR DESIGNER RENNY B. SALTZMAN, DEAD AT 69
NEW YORK — Renny B. Saltzman, the renowned interior designer, died Sunday of complications stemming from a long struggle with leukemia. He was 69.
A memorial service will be held here Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue and 89th Street.
Saltzman often incorporated the personal styles of his clients and their art collections into the homes he designed for them.
Often, Saltzman and his works were featured in architectural magazines. Most recently, he appeared in the millennium section of the January 2000 issue of Architectural Digest, along with 100 other top designers and architects.
Saltzman is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Ellin, who held top fashion director posts at Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, The Limited and Bergdorf Goodman and is currently a fashion consultant; his son David, executive director of the Robin Hood Foundation; his daughter Elizabeth, fashion director of Vanity Fair; two grandsons, Teddy and Jack, and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Doyle.
Saltzman lived here and in East Hampton, N.Y..
Before his death, he established the Renny B. Saltzman Leukemia Research Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It was his final wish that all donations be sent there in his memory.