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Former Mervyn’s Buyer Beaty Dies

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.

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