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Former Couristan president West passes

Fort Lee, NJ - Former Couristan president Walter West passed away on Feb. 18.

He was 87.

West spent more than 45 years "as a vital member of the Couristan team," serving as the soft floor covering company's president during a majority of his tenure, the company said.

Ron Couri, president and ceo, said West helped "pioneer the Couristan brand and was an integral part in making this company the international success that we are today. He is a large part of Couristan's legacy and we will forever be grateful for his unwavering dedication and tremendous contributions. On behalf of all of us at Couristan, we extend our sincerest condolences to his wife Elsie and his entire extended family. He will be greatly missed."

In addition to his wife, Elsie, West is survived by his son, Stephen, and grandson, William.

Plans for a memorial service will soon be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in West's memory to The American Parkinson's Association, 8555 Aero Drive, Suite 308, San Diego, California, 92123, or at www.apdaparkinson.org.

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