Marvin Smith, 81

Retail Editor 7, November 1, 2010

Westbury, N.Y. - Long-time industry salesman Marvin Smith passed away Oct. 12 of cardiac arrest during a procedure for throat cancer. He was 81.

Smith spent 56 years in the home textiles industry, most of them in the New York showroom building at 261 Fifth Ave. His career included posts at Atlas Hartley, Wilshire Curtain, and Beatrice.

In 1991, he and his son Harlan Smith founded Smith & Sons Sales, Inc., also located at 261. He never retired.

In addition to Harlan Smith, he is survived by his other son, Alden Smith.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Head and Neck Society at


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