Industry veteran Goldberg dies

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.