Lewis “Lewie” M. Rudolph, former owner of Rudolphs Furniture in Butte, Mont., has died. He was 92.
Marty Gutzler, owner of Nashville, Ill.-based Gutzler’s Furniture, died in a plane crash Friday evening in Kentucky.
Bert Lieberman, the founder of the Morris Furniture Mart in Dayton, Ohio, has died. He was 88.
Longtime independent furniture sales representative John Whitfield Sparger Jr., 63, died last Thursday at Missions Hospital in Asheville, N.C.
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta who partnered with Century Furniture in 2002 for his foray into furniture has died. He was 82.
Norman Coley, president of upholstery producer Lee Inds., died unexpectedly Saturday. He was 52.
A. Darrell Harris, founder and CEO of Furnitureland South in Jamestown, N.C., has died. He was 71.