Industry & People: March 2012

HONORED>>?At the Jewelers Vigilance Committee’s Jan. 6 luncheon at New York City’s ­Waldorf-Astoria, the JVC honored Aron Suna with its Stanley Schechter Award for his service to the group.REMEMBERED>>?Gemstone expert and inventor of the GemDialogue color description system Howard Rubin died Jan. 17 at age 86.>>?Stephen R. Halo, a retired designer and sales rep, died Jan. 24 at age 76.>>?Hirsh (“Hershel”) Chitrik, 84, president and CEO of Citra Trading Corp., died Dec. 28 in New York City.>>?Robert Wheeler, founder of Wheeler Manufacturing Co. in Lem­mon, S.D., died Jan. 5 at age 97.>>?James Mark Sevy, who founded St. George, Utah–based jewelry company M&S Turquoise, died Dec. 24 of natural causes at age 83.>>?Former JCK art director Matie Anne Patterson died Dec. 27 following a long illness. She was 64.>>?David Hinkamp, co-

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