PCF president Roy Clothier passes at 64

Seattle — Roy Clothier, president and ceo of Pacific Coast Feather Co., passed away May 13 after an extended illness. He was 64.

With his career at PCF spanning 22 years, Clothier first joined the company as cfo and became president and coo in 1993. He was instrumental in growing the company from a small, regional pillow company with annual sales of $7 million to a leading utility bedding company, with sales in excess of $300 million, the company said. Though his health issues limited his office hours over the past few years, his zeal for the growth of the company never diminished.

"Roy has been my good friend and comrade-in-arms at PCF for 22 years," said Jerry Hanauer, chairman. "He has been the trusted counselor and confidante to me and my sons, at PCF and in my sons' various other enterprises, and in our private lives all of these many years. He was a prime part of the engine that propelled PCF to become what it is today."

Eric Moen, coo, added, "All of Roy's extended family here at PCF is saddened by his passing. Roy believed deeply in providing opportunities for people to mature in their careers at PCF. I know he was very proud of his PCF family and the company he was so instrumental in building. We will all miss him. We remain focused on realizing the goals he set for the company's long-term growth, which is a tribute he would appreciate."

Clothier is survived by his wife Shirley, sons Roy Clothier III and Tim Clothier, who is senior vp of manufacturing, daughter Kirsten Valencia, mother Laura, and brothers Kirk Clothier and Rick Clothier.

A memorial service will be held for him at 1 p.m. on May 17 at the Bonney-Watson Chapel, with a reception to follow at the Washington Athletic Club, both here.

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