New York – Kevin
Furlong, longtime Toshiba sales executive, died Friday in his home in Loudon,
Tenn., from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Furlong was 75.
survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Melissa, son-in-law Emmett, grandson Bryce,
his mother-in-law Eudena Kirkham, and a sister-in-law and her husband, Rebecca
and Harold Payne, of Greencastle, Ind.
Furlong began his
professional career as a home appliance salesman at Amana, earning the nickname
“Mr. Microwave.” He held various senior executive positions in the
consumer electronics industry, retiring as buying group sales director from Toshiba America in 2004.
retirement, the Furlongs left northern New Jersey and retired to Tellico
Village in Loudon.
from the University of Iowa in 1959, after playing halfback on two Big 10
championship football teams. He also played in two Rose Bowls. He was an
all-city, all-state halfback for Redford St. Mary’s High School in Detroit,
helping to win city championships. He also played baseball, winning a state
A memorial mass
will be celebrated Thursday, April 26, at St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic
Church in Lenoir City, Tenn., at 11 a.m.
In lieu of
flowers, the family has requested memorial donations made in his name to Kids
First Child Advocacy Center, 9th Judicial District, P. O. Box 928, Lenoir City,
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