Baltic's Neilinger Passes

NEW YORK - Barry Neilinger, the longtime president of bedding and bath textiles company The Baltic Linen Co.'s retail division, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 23.
     He was 67 years old.
     Neilinger, a graduate of Penn State, began his career in textiles with the opening of his own children's apparel company in Montreal, Quebec.
     He relocated in 1996 to New York to become Baltic's president of the retail division, reporting to company owner Mark Lichter. Baltic also operates two other divisions for its textiles - hospitality and laundry.
     "He really has seen the company experience unprecedented growth," the company told HTT. "While he was in change, the company grew to sell its products to all levels of retail - from opening price point dollar stores to high-end department stores. He was able to tap into our hospitality division and tailor the product to serve our different retailer customers"
     Funeral services were held last week at Central Synagogue in New York.
     Neilinger is survived by: his wife of 47 years, Dorey Neilinger; his two sons and their spouses - Neil and Karen, and Brian and Sheila; and his two-year- old grandson Kevin.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Lupus Research Institute, 330 Seventh Ave., suite 1701, NY, NY 10001.

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