NEW YORK — Myron Silverstein, a 43-year veteran of Cone Mills who rose to executive vice president, died Tuesday at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn. He was 76. The cause of death was cancer, according to his son, Ken.
Born and raised in Greensboro, N.C., Silverstein began working at one of Cone’s mills as a college student during his summer vacations. After graduating from North Carolina State University, he attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He then joined the New York sales office of Cone Mills Marketing Co. as a salesman and after holding various positions rose to executive vice president. He retired from Cone Mills in 1993.
Active in several textile associations, Silverstein was also an avid gardener, tennis player and model train collector. He spent most of his adult life living in Port Chester, N.Y.
Besides his son, Ken, who is vice president of production at American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Silverstein is survived by his wife, Gloria; daughter, Karen; daughter-in-law, Becky, and two granddaughters, Dana and Julie.