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GUNZBERG, Arthur S.
GUNZBERG - Arthur S. Passed away at age 101 on October 26, 2013 in Evanston, IL. He was born on December 24, 1911 in Buffalo and graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He built M. Wile & Co., the apparel manufacturer started by, and named for, his grandfather in 1877, into the largest volume men's suit maker in the country, with brands such as Johnny Carson and Pierre Cardin. At its peak, M. Wile & Co. employed over 2000 skilled workers and operated facilities in Buffalo, Dunkirk, and Whiteville, NC. He sold the company to Hart Schaffner & Marx, later Hartmarx, in 1969 and remained its Chairman, and a Hartmarx Director, until his retirement in 1985. A world traveler, Mr. Gunzberg made it his mission to visit the most inaccessible spots on the planet, among them an early voyage to Antarctica where he spent hours in an inflatable raft after his ship ran aground, and was eventually rescued by the Chilean Navy. Mr. Gunzberg lived in Buffalo where he was married for 48 years to the former Aline duBin, who passed away in 1984. He then moved to Nashville, TN where he was married for 27 years to Sylvia Hyman, the internationally renowned ceramic artist, who died in December, 2012. Mr. Gunzberg leaves behind a son, Guy (Joan) of Evanston, IL; two grandsons, Adam of Chicago, IL and Corey (Jodie) of Westfield, NJ; two great-grandsons, Lucas and Simon of Westfield, NJ; a stepson, Paul (Myrna) Hyman of Fairfax, VA; a stepdaughter, Jackie Hyman (Kurt Wilson) of Brea, CA; and two step-grandsons, Ari and Hunter Wilson. Service Monday in Evanston, IL. Private interment entrusted to AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. at a time that is convenient for the family. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center or the Evanston Community Foundation.