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Gerald Gushner, former Boyds store owner

December 19, 2016 GMT

By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer

Gerald “Gerry” Gushner, 86, a former owner of Boyds, the Philadelphia clothing store that has been in his family for 78 years and three generations, died Saturday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of respiratory complications.

Mr. Gushner, whose father, Alexander Gushner, founded Boyds in 1938, joined the family business after graduating Pennsylvania State University in 1952. He started in sales and by the mid-1960s was Boyds’ president, co-owner, and guiding spirit.

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