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Rose Weiss of Viking Casual Furniture dies at 87

Worked in casual business for more than 50 years

Rose WeissRose Weiss with one of her granddaughters.
Rose Weiss, who ran longstanding New Jersey outdoor store Viking Casual Furniture with her husband Marvin, died on Feb. 2, 2017, in Voorhees, New Jersey, after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was 87.

Weiss worked alongside her husband in the business, which was founded in 1965 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. In 1977, the business moved to a storefront in Maple Shade, and in 1986 it relocated to Cherry Hill. The business returned to Maple Shade in 2014.

Marvin passed away in 2014.

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“She was a pioneer,” said Stuart Weiss, her son, who now operates the business. “She basically drove this business and ran it with my father. She made it into work every day, even in inclement weather. She never let anything stand in her way.”

In addition to her son and his wife, Maureen, Weiss is survived by two daughters, Robin Weiss and Nancy (Wayne) Aronson, along with five grandchildren.

Image of Jennifer BringleJennifer Bringle | Features Editor, Casual Living

Jennifer Bringle is the features editor of Casual Living. She previously served as an editor and reporter at a number of publications, including Kids Today, AAA Living Magazine, The News & Observer of Raleigh and Carolina Parent. Her work also has appeared in The Washington Post, Southern Living, Our State and The News & Record of Greensboro, and she is the author of several non-fiction books for middle and high school-aged children.  Contact her at jbringle@casualliving.com

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