Ed Goldberg, who founded supplier company ChemTick Coated Fabrics Inc., died suddenly on Oct. 14 in Jericho, N.Y. He was 81.
Goldberg launched ChemTick in 1974 and quickly grew the company into a major supplier to the institutional sector of the bedding industry. Prior to starting ChemTick, Goldberg was sales manager for M.J. Fassler & Co. Inc., which specialized in coated and laminated fabrics.
Goldberg semiretired after a lengthy illness in 2005, but continued to go to the office on a daily basis and served as an adviser and mentor to his son-in-law, Richard Cohen.
“He will be dearly missed,” said Cohen, ChemTick president and chief executive officer.
Survivors include Goldberg’s wife, Sandy; daughters Marci and Michelle; and seven grandchildren.
The family requests that donations be made in Goldberg’s name to Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 68 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY 11725-4403, where Goldberg resided during his rehabilitation in 2005.