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Furniture Rep & Marketer David Goldstein Passes

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The Greater New York Home Furnishings Association and MFA of New Jersey announced that their longtime member David Goldstein passed away this morning after complications following back surgery. He was 66 years old. Goldstein was President of Metropolitan Furniture Marketing Services, Tenafly, NJ, a firm that represents furniture manufacturers. During his long tenure in the furniture industry he was a Vice President for Schnadig Corporation, started a company to manufacture and distribute unique office furniture designs, and represented both Universal and Stanley. Said Al Granetz, President of MFA, "It was a peacefull passing. For that we are all thankful. David sat on the Board of Directors of both the New York and New Jersey association and his input and guidance will be missed." "David was always there for the Association," added Barbara Goldstein Exectuive Director of GNYHFA. "He was one of those people you could count on to give a considered opinion on anything from the state of our industry, to the best NY restaurants. As an industry association we are thankful that we could always count on his insight and support." Barton Bienenstock, Publisher of FURNITURE WORLD Magazine, noted that, "David was a relentless marketer. He adopted electronic marketing methods and paperless office technology early. But we will miss him because of his unabashed exuberance." David Goldstein was a recent recipient of the Liveright Man of the Year Award: The most prestigious award presented by the MFA. It acknowledges those who have made outstanding contributions to the home furnishings industry. He also received the Meadoff Award For Sportsmanship in 2006 presented by the Greater New York Home Furnishings Association to recognize his, "sense of fair play and fair-mindedness. Personal relationships in the industry, social consciousness and support of humane and philanthropic causes." In addition to his business life, He was an avid world traveler and motorcycle enthusiast. He leaves his adored companion Dail Fried and extended family. The funeral will be Thursday morning 11:30 at Gutterman and Musicant, 402 Park St , Hackensack, NJ.

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