Former Mervyn’s Buyer Beaty Dies
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, May 30, 2005
Ron Beaty, best known in the home furnishings industry from his many years as the domestic buyer for Mervyn’s in California, passed away on May 8 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Prior to Mervyn’s, Beaty worked at JCPenney for a number of years.
Dick Gould, vice president of sales for Foreston Trends, said, “Ron Beaty was a friend as well as a customer. He had a very dry sense of humor. Oftentimes he quoted one liners as jokes that had roots to his Midwest origins. Living in California, most people didn’t get that sense of humor. I observed he was a gentleman and treated his associates with respect. Ron will be missed by those that got to know him as I did.”
Beaty is survived by his wife, Coco.