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Obituaries

Severin Wunderman dies at age 69

Owner of the Corum brand died Monday after a stroke...

Stuart Moldaw, Ross Stores Founder, Dies at 81

Off-price pioneer worked actively in both the private and public sectors.

William D. Modell, 86, Chairman of Modell’s Sporting Goods

William D. "Bill" Modell, chairman of Modell's Sporting Goods, who led the growth of his family-owned…

Steve McCracken, Former Lycra Chief

Steve McCracken, the charismatic former president of Lycra Worldwide who made the brand into a global…

Steven T. Florio, Former Conde Nast CEO, Dies

Steven T. Florio, former chief executive officer of Cond? Nast Publications Inc., died Thursday due to…

ICSC’s Charles Grossman, 63

Former International Council of Shopping Centers chairman Charles Grossman died of lung cancer Saturday at…

John Belk, Built Retail Giant

John Montgomery Belk, who died Friday at 87, molded the family-owned Belk department store chain into a…

Retail Executive, John Budd, 74

John Budd, a retail executive who helped shape the advertising of J.C. Penney, Macy's West and other stores…

Remembering Jack Lindner

It was a chance encounter on a tennis court at the Fountainebleau in Miami 30 years ago that gave the late…

Obituary: Retailer Janet Brown

Janet Brown, whose tiny namesake store on Long Island developed into a shopping mecca for a wealthy, discreet…

Obituary: Mary Joan Glynn, 85, Bloomingdale’s Exec

Mary Joan Glynn, a former Bloomingdale's executive, died Jan. 21 at the Nathaniel Witherell nursing home in…

Obituary: Larry Tilleskjor, 58, Maurices Veteran

Larry Tilleskjor, a 37-year veteran of apparel retailing and a top merchant at Maurices, died Jan. 16 at his…

Obituary: Retail Journalist Isadore Barmash

Isadore Barmash, a journalist who spent much of his career covering the ins and outs of the retail industry…

Obituary: Adrienne Steckling-Coen, Sportswear Designer, 71

Adrienne Steckling-Coen, better known as "Adri," a sportswear designer respected for her clean lines and…

Obituary: Designer Fernando Sanchez, 70

Fernando Sanchez, one of the leading designers and originators of elegant at-homewear, died Wednesday night…