October 25, 2023

IHFRA past president, William Richmond, dies at 77

Past president of the International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn., William Alan Richmond died on Oct. 2.

October 24, 2023

Capel Rugs’ Jesse Smith Capel dies at 90

Company leaders say his contributions to the company legacy are irreplaceable.

September 27, 2023

Furniture manufacturing veteran Don Essenberg dies at 68

Donald Alan Essenberg passed away at his home on Sept. 8. He was 68.

September 13, 2023

Industry veteran William Cook Sr. dies at 85

William “Bill” Lorton Cook Sr., long-time head of Howard Lorton Furniture & Design, died Sept. 11

Billy Weaver
September 6, 2023

Billy Weaver, co-founder of Waco Mattress Center, dies at 55

The co-founder and co-owner of Waco Mattress Center Billy Joe Weaver died late last month. He was 55.

August 23, 2023

N. California retailer Robert Beckinger dies at 81

Longtime furniture retailer Robert Stephen Beckinger, founder of Beck's Furniture, passed away on July 26. ...

Norman Rosenblatt, longtime chairman of Therapedic International, has died.
August 22, 2023

Norman Rosenblatt, longtime Therapedic International chairman, dies

Norman Rosenblatt, the longtime chairman of Therapedic International, has died. He was 86.

August 9, 2023

Manufacturers’ rep, JJ Johnson, dies at 78

John “JJ” Page Johnson passed away on Aug. 6 from a severe stroke.