Industry manufacturer’s rep, Pinehurst Furniture founder Mark Levy dies at age 92

Mark Levy passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024. He was 92.

Levy grew up in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of four children. After graduating from Long Island University, he served in the Army during the Korean War and then went on to get his Masters in Business from NYU.

Mark Levy

He had a successful 70-year career in the furniture business as a manufacturer’s representative and the founder of Pinehurst Furniture and Sundance Industries. Among many of his most successful lines were Impact Furniture and Wild Rose. He loved his work and never retired.

He spent his early career as a buyer with Shillito’s Department Store in Cincinnati, G. Fox & Co. in Connecticut, and The Hecht Company in Washington, D.C. before becoming a manufacturer’s representative.

Often referred to as an “upholstery maven,” he is remembered for having a unique talent for upholstery styling and application which was his passion. He also received multiple industry awards throughout his career.

Howie Magowitz, Levy’s mentee, friend and furniture colleague for almost 50 years, said of him, “Every time I think about Mark, I think what a good person he was. The best listener, understanding, a person you could always count on for good advice, and straight up the nicest person I ever met in my life.”

“Mark possessed a spirit of optimism, compassion, wisdom, humor, and unparalleled generosity that produced life-long friendships, old and new. He was a loving dad, grandpa, and loyal friend to many,” his obituary stated.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Marilyn aka “Rusty.” He was the devoted father of three daughters, Joey Levy, Harlee Levy, and Karen Cummins (Arnold), and the adored grandfather of Bailey, Connor, Arthur, and Cece. He is also survived by Naomi Zuck, his loving companion of the last several years.

Funeral services are being held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 18th at 1 pm ET in the chapel at Judean Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 16225 Batchellors Forest Rd, Olney, MD 20832.

The service can also be live-streamed via this link:

Donations may be sent to: The Jewish Education Project or Montgomery Hospice.

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