Time of Service:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:00 pm
Place of Service:
Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 W. 76 St., New York, NY 10023
Fialkoff,Frank- of Alpine, NJ and Crested Butte, CO, died peacefully Monday, June 8th after a brave battle with cancer at the age of 70. Known for his big personality and mischievous smile, he lived a full life that made an impact on so many. An adored husband of 50 years to wife Linda, father to Brett and Gabrielle, father-in-law to Heather, grandfather to Andie, Hannah, Jack and Thea and friend and mentor to countless individuals. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Haskell Jewels, LLC, the leading fashion jewelry company in the U.S. Fialkoff was raised in the Bronx and began his storied career in the accessories industry at the age of sixteen. He purchased his first company, jewelry manufacturer Albert Weiss, in 1970. Fialkoff joined Swank in 1975 as President where he founded the women’s division. He joined Victoria Creations in 1980 as President, and later, CEO. In 1990, Fialkoff, together with wife, Linda, founded Haskell Jewels. Fialkoff was known throughout his career for his charm and tenacity. His charismatic leadership guided the fashion jewelry industry for decades. Fialkoff received the Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball (FABB) Achievement Award in 2009 and, in 2011, was honored with the Business Visionary Award by the Accessories Council. He was deeply involved with the Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) of Crested Butte, Colorado. He was an avid mountain biker, hiker and skier but what he enjoyed most was spending time with his family. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 16th, 2:00 pm at “The Riverside,” 76th St. and Amsterdam Ave. Contributions may be made in his name to the Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte, Co.