Furniture industry icon Art Van Elslander, founder of Art Van Furniture, died Monday at age 87.
Kathi Cunningham, a longtime furniture industry sales executive and a founding member of WithIt, died Feb. 6 from complications from the flu.
Robert “Bob” Roy, founder of furniture importer Jofran, passed away Jan. 29. He was 79.
Charles "Charlie" Greene, the former owner of upholstery producer Classic Gallery who was active in the furniture industry for more than 40 years, died this week at age 78.
Benjamin J. Willis Jr., former president of family-owned Willis Furniture in Virginia Beach, Va., died July 9 at his home in Norfolk, Va. He was 97.
Spencer Morten Jr., former president and CEO of Bassett Mirror Company and a pioneer in the import sourcing of home furnishings components and products, died recently at age 94.
Ron Page, a former retailer and longtime executive with the Furniture First buying group, died July 1. He was 64.