Utta Kravet, 89, The ‘Queen’ of Kravet Fabrics

January 4, 2019

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 Utta Kravet, 89, The ‘Queen’ of Kravet Fabrics
Utta Kravet, 89, The ‘Queen’ of Kravet Fabrics

Bethpage, NY—Utta Kravet, the spark behind Kravet Inc.for many years has passed away January 3 as the result of an unfortunate fall she took less than two months ago.

She was 89 years old and is survived by her sons Cary and Scott, and Lisa, Cary’s wife; Utta’s daughter Ellen and grandchildren Daniel, Sander, and Sara.

Kravet was established in 1918 and is considered to be the industry leader in the to the trade home furnishings industry. 

All of her children are involved in the running of Kravet, the fifth generation of the Kravet family to do so. The company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018 and Larry and Utta were last seen together for a family picture to commemorate the anniversary.

Mrs. Kravet will be remembered by all those she touched as a loving and compassionate person with an unquenchable love for her family, especially her husband Larry. She had the highest ethical standards which she passed on to the employees when she ran the business with her husband. She also had a great eye for design and color and loved every aspect of the decorating trade.

Larry and Utta were devoted to each other and attended most of the international fabric exhibitions together. Larry passed away just this past March and left Utta to soldier on, which she did until her fall during an art lecture.

The funeral is to be held  Sunday, January 6th at 12 Noon, At Gutterman’s Funeral Home 8000 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797.
Burial will be private for family at New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon.

The family will be observing the Jewish traditional mourning period, Shiva, at the home of Mrs. Utta Kravet, North Shore Towers, 27110 Grand Central Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11005 Building 1, Apt. PH A, on Sunday, January 6th, 4 PM to 9 PM; Monday, January 7th, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Tuesday, January 8th, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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