NEW YORK – Stewart Brokowsky, a veteran menswear salesman, died at Coral Springs Medical Center in Coral Springs, Fla., on April 17 after a long battle with leukemia. He was 58.
Services were held at Star of David Memorial Gardens in North Lauderdale, Fla., on April 19.
“I feel as if we’ve lost the Tiger Woods of the menswear industry,” said his longtime friend and colleague Stewart Golden of Golden International Apparel. “He was a superstar salesman and just a wonderful man. He battled long and hard and never lost his hope or optimism.”
Stewart and Cheryl Brokowsky
To lift his spirits during the final days of his struggle, his family had maintained a blog. On it, one of his daughters wrote at the time of his passing, “He suffers no more. [His caregivers] said that they have never seen a man put up a fight like this.” Pictures of him, his family and friends and the blog entries can be viewed at http://stewieb.spaces.live.com/ by clicking here.
A native of Brooklyn, Brokowsky relocated to Florida and was a sales representative in Florida and Georgia for Perry Ellis International, Jimmy Sales Neckwear and Ricardo Fazzi Clothing at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; two daughters, Wendy Rogers and Jessica; a son-in-law, Chris Rogers; a granddaughter, Dylan Rogers; and a sister, Sharon Brokowsky.
The family has asked that contributions in Brokowsky’s memory be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.