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Obituaries

Obit: Giovanni Russo, 45

Giovanni Russo, 45, a veteran creative director and the founder of creative agency No. 11, died June 21.

Norman Fass, Apparel Manufacturer, Dies at 80

Norman Fass, a former apparel manufacturer, died June 12 in Hackensack Hospital Hospice in Hackensack, N.J…

Obit: Susan Bucenec, Sales VP at Kids Headquarters

Susan Bucenec, 55, vice president of sales at Kids Headquarters, died Sunday at Lenox Hill Hospital here.

Men’s Executive Herbert Aronson Dies

Former president of the Manhattan Menswear Group and executive vice president of Salant Corp., has died after…

Marshall Stewart, Owner of SME Inc., Dead at 73

Marshall Stewart, who owned SME Inc., one of Chicago’s oldest and largest multiline showrooms, died last…

Retailer Marigail Mathis Dead at 62

Marigail Mathis, a specialty retailer and former fashion designer whose career spanned more than three…

Obit: Giacomo Festa Bianchet

Giacomo Festa Bianchet, chief executive officer of the high-end mill Loro Festa, died Sunday in Milan of…

Obit: Cosmetics Supply Executive Peter DeGaetano

Funeral services were held March 9 for Peter DeGaetano, a top executive who worked for 40 years on the…

Fashion Importer Arlene Fishman Dies at 63

Arlene Fishman died of ovarian cancer on Jan. 31 at Presbyterian Hospital. She was 63.

Robert L. Stein, Retail and Cosmetics Executive, 61

Stein, a 35-year retail veteran who spent 10 years at Macy's and 20 years at Lord & Taylor, died suddenly of…

Obit: Ann Baum Sakowitz Dies at 96

Ann Baum Sakowitz, the matriarch of the Sakowitz retailing family, served on boards of numerous Houston arts…

Obituary: Cora Grayer, Cosmetics Executive, 52

Cora Grayer, a marketing executive for numerous beauty companies, died at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New…

Buyer Mary Epstein Dead at 94

Mary Epstein, a former buyer, died Dec. 26 in St. Vincent’s Hospital here. She was 94.

Obit: Designer Linda Segal, 56

Linda Segal, a Houston designer known for her sexy separates and eye for detail, died at home last month…

Kurt Barnard, Retail Consultant, Dies at 82

Kurt Barnard, an economist and consultant who specialized for more than 40 years in retailing, manufacturing…