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Former Tabletop Creative Director Kinsler Dies At Age 51

Tuesday January 15th, 2013 - 5:29PM


Michael Kinsler

HomeWorld Business has learned that tabletop creative director Michael Kinsler died on August 17, 2012, after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 51.

Kinsler had been the creative director for Gibson Overseas and Cambridge Silversmiths, and developed many tableware lines available today throughout the world, according to a family obituary.

"Michael was a gifted designer, with a keen eye toward trend and style," the obituary added.

He is survived by husband Howard Rosner, mother Margaret Shainker, brother Harlan Kinsler, sister Sharon Karlan,a nephew, nieces and many cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Norman.