Mark “Gorney” Gornstein, a long-time veteran of the footwear industry, passed away suddenly on May 15. He was 73 years old.
Born in Cambridge, MA, Gornstein worked in the shoe business for nearly 50 years, including executive positions at Stride Rite, Atsco and Wohl Shoe. Most recently, he played an integral role in leading sales for Camtrade Footwear, makers of Secret Celebrity and Soft Comfort brands.
Camtrade CEO Frank Cammarata says Gornstein was a great friend, adored family man and most astute business person. “Mark will be greatly missed,” he says. Gornstein is survived by his beloved wife Ellen of 50 years, children Eric and Jamie, and four grandchildren.