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Robert S. Fogarty Jr. Dies

Robert S. Fogarty, Jr. died in the company of his family on Sept. 11 due to complications from Myasthenia Gravis and cancer.

He was a loving husband and family man, a loyal patriot, a scholar, an accomplished basketball player, and a titan of American industry. He was pre deceased by his sister Catherine F. Whalen and his parents Robert S. and Christine Fogarty. His wife Harriett, daughters Paula and Lea, and son Dean survive him.

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Source: South Hill Enterprise

Libas Sales Director Walter Bergquist Dies

Walter Bergquist, 67, a retired fabric sales director and history buff, died Sunday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton, N.Y.

Former Universal Rep Barry Barto Dies

Former Universal Furniture representative Barry Barto, 69, of Emmaus, Pa., died Sept. 8 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice.

Furniture Designer Charles Pollock Killed in Fire

Furniture designer Charles Pollock, 83, was killed in a house fire at his home in the New York City borough of Queens.

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Source: Newsday

Artisan House Co-Founder Kurt Freiler Dies

Kurt Freiler, a founding partner of metal wall, floor and table-top sculpture vendor Artisan House, has died at age 103.

Ed Walsh Dies at 72

Longtime furniture industry executive Edward J. Walsh has died after a long fight with a rare form of cancer. He was 72.

Bedding Veteran Larry Wride Passes Away

Longtime bedding industry executive Larry N. Wride, southeast regional sales manager for Boyd Specialty Sleep, died June 19. He was 66.