Stuart Shevin, 63, DiesApril 22, 2012
Well-known furniture retailer Stuart Shevin, long-time principal of Standard Furniture, has died following a battle with lung cancer. He was 63.
The funeral was Thursday in Birmingham, Ala.
Shevin was a force within the furniture industry, holding a number of leadership positions on a number of industry boards, including the National Home Furnishings Association.
According to the obituary, Shevin planned well for the his son Jacob's "succession at the family's 100-year-old business." In conversations and e-mails with Shevin commented frequently on the confidence he held in his son's leadership abilities within Standard Furniture.
In addition to Jacob, Shevin is survived by his wife Debbie and daughter Rachael, about whom he loved to brag and share stories of her career in bio-medical research.
Shevin had a zest for life and a truly compassionate spirit that will be missed immensely within the furniture community and the world as a whole. His unique sense of humor always led to an amazing conversation.