Warren “Red” Wylie, previous owner of Marlin Lumber Sales Corp. passed away on May 1, he was 89.
A few years after graduating from Harvard College in 1952, “Red” started trading in wood products as a wholesaler for L.R. McCoy. With his long-time business partner, Harold Schottenfeld, he was able to grow Marlin Lumber into a force in the hardwood flooring industry. Known as an “old-school” trader and creative deal-maker, he was greatly appreciated for his integrity, tenacity and generosity.
Warren is survived by his wife Barbara, son James, daughter Penelope, son in law Christopher, and his three grandchildren.
Donations in his name could be made too:
St. John’s Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 266
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Of the many fortunes God has granted me; one, was meeting, knowing, and having Warren Wylie as a friend and mentor in my life for so many years. A true gentleman and scholar with a heart as big as New York. I will miss my friend.
Marlin Lumber Sales
Very well said, Warren was a great guy.