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2014 OBITUARIES

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  • 07262014 Gov. Vic Atiyeh of Oregon and Atiyeh Bros. Dies at 91

    VIC ATIYEH, FORMER OREGON GOVERNOR AND SECOND GENERATION OF ATIYEH BROS.
    DIES AT 91


    Gov. Vic Atiyeh

    PORTLAND, OR --Vic Atiyeh, 91, Oregon’s 32nd governor and second generation executive of Atiyeh Bros., died July 20,  2014 at Portland’s Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Cause of death was renal failure.


  • 08072014 Albert Moomjy Dies at 88

    ORIENTAL RUG EXPERT AND RETAILER
    ALBERT MOOMJY DIES AT 88

    ENGLEWOOD, NJ -- Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 for Albert Moomjy, one of the country's most knowledgeable Oriental rug experts and a partner in the ground breaking Einstein-Moomjy retail chain. Mr. Moomjy died at Englewood Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 5. He was 88.


  • 1004204 Armen Babaian Dies at 57



    ARMEN BABAIAN, LONG-TIME PRESIDENT OF ORIENTAL RUG RETAILERS OF AMERICA,
    DIES SUDDENLY
     AT 57

     


    Armen Babaian
     

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  • 10132014 Ray Albed Sr. Obituary

    RAY ALBED OF ALBED RUG CO. DIES AT 79


    Raymond Albed, Sr.

    WAYNE, PA-- A memorial service has been set for Nov. 3 for Ray Albed. Sr.at Wayne Presbyterian Church, Wayne, PA. He  was born Feb, 23, 1935 in Philadelphia and died Oct. 13, 2014 after a long illness.


     
  • 11212014 BELOVED RUG INDUSTRY ICON LISSA WYMAN DIES

    BELOVED RUG INDUSTRY ICON LISSA WYMAN DIES

    NEW YORK, NY - Lissa Wyman, founder of Rugnews.com and rug industry icon died on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her home in Manhattan. At her side was her beloved husband and business partner Bud Wyman, who is planning a memorial service to be announced at a later date.

    Wyman would have celebrated her 71st birthday on December 16. A 44-year veteran of the floor covering news business, Wyman began her career in New York covering the carpet beat for Home Furnishings Daily, which later became HFN. She was rug editor for several other publications over the years, including Floor Covering Weekly and Furniture Today. Wyman founded RugNews.com in 2000, and pioneered web-based news coverage of the rug industry.


  • 11252014 Angela Hebert of Safavieh Dies at 65

    ANGELA HEBERT OF SAFAVIEH
    DIES AT 65

     

    GREENSBORO, NC - Angela Hebert, 65, lost a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday November 22, 2014 at Duke University Medical Center. She was born in Thomasville, N.C. on October 31, 1949. She worked for Safavieh for eight years as manager of the company’s showrooms at Historic Market Square in High Point and handled sales to retailers and designers in North and South Carolina. She previously represented several furniture lines for 18 years, including A. A. Laun and Marlow Upholstery.
     

     
  • 12082014 Memorial Celebration set for Lissa Wyman

    MEMORIAL CELEBRATION
    SET FOR LISSA WYMAN


    Lissa Wyman

     
    NEW YORK -- A memorial celebration will be held here Saturday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. for Lissa Wyman, founder of RugNews.com, who died on Nov. 18, 2014 at her home in Manhattan following a long illness. The memorial and reception will be held at The Coffee House, a private club at 20 West 44th St., Suite 601.
     

     
     
















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