Obituaries

Brent Fields, Senior VP at Hudson Valley, Passes Away

Brent Fields, Senior Vice President at Hudson Valley Lighting Group (HVLG), passed away in July at the age of 53. Fields was a critical member of HVLG’s management for the last 34 years, and is…
Harry Kallick
Harry Kallick, founder of Kalco Lighting

Kalco Founder and Industry Veteran Harry Kallick Dies

Harry Kallick is recognized as an icon in the decorative lighting industry having founded and run Kalco lighting in the 1980s. He was also instrumental in the success of Varaluz and was still active…
Gregory Curry
Gregory Curry

Furniture Industry Veteran Gregory Curry Dies

Gregory Andrew Curry, 55, passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2021 of natural causes. It was far too early for this son, father, brother, friend, and colleague to leave us.  Greg was born on September…
Christopher Guy
Christopher Guy Harrison has passed away at the age of 59.

Christopher Guy Harrison Passes

British luxury furniture designer Christopher Guy Harrison, who founded international furnishings brand Christopher Guy in 1993, has died after battling lung cancer since early 2019. Harrison grew…

Former Sam Moore President John Boardman Dies at 91

John Boardman, who served as president of Sam Moore Furniture for 40 years, passed away on July 8, 2020 at the age of 91.  Boardman was a graduate of Washington and Lee University and served in the…

Retail Designer Martin Roberts Passes Away

Martin Roberts, an internationally known designer at the forefront of the retail design industry and the president of Martin Roberts Design, LLC—an  award-winning team of retail consultants,…

Larry Smith, Village Green Home and Garden Owner, Dies at 80

Laurence P. Smith (Larry), founder and owner of Village Green Home and Garden, died Sunday evening, April 12, in the home of his daughter in Mequon, WI, after a long battle with cancer.   Larry was…

Veteran Business Reporter Marilyn Nason Passes Away

Veteran business reporter Marilyn Nason passed away this morning at the age of 91 following a battle with cancer. Nason, a native of Ossining, NY, followed her family into the publishing and…
J. Harper Beall, Fairfield Chair
Former Fairfield Chair CEO, J. Harper Beall, passes.

Fairfield Chair Company's Former CEO, J. Harper Beall III, Passes Away

Former Fairfield Chair CEO J. Harper Beall III passed away on Dec. 13, 2019 at the age of 77. Beall suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease the last seven years of his life and died at home surrounded by…
Jerry Cunningham, Napa Home & Garden CEO
Napa Home & Garden CEO Jerry Cunningham.

In Memoriam: Jerry Cunningham, Napa Home & Garden CEO

Jerry Cunningham, Napa Home & Garden CEO, passed away at his home in Atlanta on June 19, 2019. Together with his wife, KC Cunningham, he founded Napa Home & Garden in 2000 and built the…
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