Melvin (Mel) Wolf, co-founder and former CEO of wallcovering company Wolf-Gordon, died March 22 at his home in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was 90.
Wolf founded Wolf-Gordon in 1967 with Bernard Gordon, Frank Carr, and Tony Prota. He served as the company's CEO until he retired in 1995. Established as a leather upholstery company, Wolf-Gordon later entered the wallcovering industry, producing high-performance vinyl products and other interior surfacing materials.
"We were friends for 80 years and business partners for over two decades and we never once had a fight," Gordon said about his late friend in a statement.
At age 14, Wolf started working at an upholstery company and continued working there for 25 years before starting his own company. He also served in the military from 1942 to 1945 during WWII.
Wolf is survived by his wife, four sons, sixteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held March 24.