Our condolences go out to Dean Gottesman, executive vice president of Shanor/Royalite Lighting Centers in Amherst and Orchard Park, N.Y., on the death of his father, Lloyd, on August 27.
Lloyd grew up in the retail lighting business learning the ins and outs of the industry from his father, who founded Royalite in 1928. Lloyd showed Dean how to operate a successful business, navigate the lighting markets, and form strong bonds with vendors and relationships with customers, just as he was taught by his own father.
Lloyd is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sheila; daughter Adrienne and her husband Jay Young Cohen; son Dean and his wife Marcie; daughter Terry and husband Rick Lenard; and grandchildren Stacey and Jason Young, Jamie and Todd Gottesman, and Michael and Laura Speier. He is predeceased by his brother Robert. Memorials may be made to Brothers of Mercy or a charity of the donor’s choice.