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Nathan Youngman, the owner of N & M Youngman Co. from 1963 until his retirement in 1980, died recently at the age of 86. The former British Army and Israeli Army soldier was born in Poland and left that country at the age of 15 to travel to Israel, where he met and married Miriam Sacks. In 1954, the couple and their two small children emigrated and settled in the United States. Youngman tried his hand at a variety of jobs before being introduced to the gold import business by a distant cousin, Peter Schler of Zurich, N.Y. During those early years, Youngman struggled to learn the business as well as the English language. He wrote his invoices in Hebrew, then gave them to Miriam to translate and send to customers. The last 12 years of Youngman's life were spent in Las Vegas. According to his family, he will always be remembered for his honesty and willingness to stand behind his me
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