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Issue Date: 2019 JANUARY, Posted On: 1/25/2019


01252019 Iconic Floor Covering Industry Exec Stephen Finkelstein Dies at 73
ICONIC FLOOR COVERING INDUSTRY EXEC STEPHEN FINKELSTEIN DIES AT 73

FORT LEE, N.J. -- Couristan sadly announces the death of its cherished long-time sales executive Stephen Finkelstein.

Known fondly by his friends, family and colleagues as caring and passionate, Stephen was a seasoned professional in the floor covering industry and served honorably as a major national accounts sales manager for  selected accounts during his tenure of over 20 years with the Couristan. He died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at the age of 73.


"Stephen was with Couristan during a period of significant growth and change and he will always be remembered for his tremendous contributions during that important time. He was sincerely appreciated for his dedication to our company; his passion, charisma and tremendous charm made him a true professional within our industry and a true friend to all of us at Couristan," stated Ron Couri, president and CEO of Couristan, Inc. "I speak on behalf of the entire Couristan team in saying that he will be deeply missed."


Stephen is survived by his dear wife of 23 years, Aline, his five children, ten grandchildren and is mourned by his entire extended family. Funeral services were held on Jan. 23 at the Robert Schoem’s Chapel in Paramus, New Jersey, followed by a burial at the Beth El Cementery in Washington Township, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stephen's memory to Goshen Volunteer Fire Company Inc., P.O. Box 193, Goshen, CT 06756 or Goshen Community Care and Hospice, PO Box 202, Goshen, CT 6756.

















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