OW/Sphinx Georgia rep, Bahamonde, dies of a heart attack

Dalton, Ga. - Longtime Sphinx By Oriental Weavers area rug sales representative, Hector Bahamonde, died Oct. 24 of a heart attack.

He was 60 years old.

Bahamonde's career in the industry spanned more than 30 years. His first job was working in sales for Jonny Graham at Monticello Carpet Mills. In 1995, Bahamonde became a salesperson for Sphinx, his last place of employment.

Originally from New York, Bahamonde moved to the Atlanta area in the early 1980s to cover sales in the Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida territories for several companies - among them, MER, Imperial Rugs, Mastercraft Imports, and Vantage Industries - before joining Sphinx.

Bahamonde is survived by his wife, Diana Bahamonde, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; daughter Michelle Lisa Laureano and her husband, Louie, of New York; two sons, Hector Juan Bahamonde III and Aidan Charles Bahamonde, both of Lawrenceville; parents Hector Juan and Haydee Bahamonde of Buford, S.C.; brother and sister-in-law George and Gladys Bahamonde and brothers Robert Bahamonde and Charles Bahamonde, all of New York; sisters and brothers-in-law Iris and Joe Perez of Florida and Sandi and Jeff Reddish of Buford, S.C., and sister Miriam Adams of Florida; and grandchildren Isabella and Nicholas Laureano.

The family members said they will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, Ga. Funeral services are also scheduled there at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Lawrenceville Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Family Trust Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.


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