Len Fuhrer, 83
Toy Industry Leader for over 50 years
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard Fuhrer, 83 of Wellesley, MA on September 20, 2013. Mr. Fuhrer was a leader in the global toy industry for more than 50 years. He started his career with Simon & Schuster in 1956 after serving as a Lieutenant in US Naval Intelligence. Mr. Fuhrer's distinguished career included executive positions at Topper Toys, Matchbox and Corgi Toys. From 1977 to 1994, Mr. Fuhrer was the President of the Toy, Hobby, Educational Group for Damon Corporation overseeing multiple companies including Estes Rockets, Arrow Industries, Hi Flyer Kites among others. At the time of his passing, Mr. Fuhrer was the Lead Director and Chief Strategic Officer of Active Media Services, an International trading company with 14 offices worldwide. Mr. Fuhrer also served three terms on the Board of Directors of the original Toy Manufacturer's Association of America (TMA). He is survived by his wife, Fran, son Robert , son David and daughter, Leslie and eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to:
BWH Cardiac Amyloidosis Fund,
c/o Anna Goldman,
BWH Development Office,
116, Huntington Ave, 5th Floor,
Boston, MA 02116.
Note on check - "In memory of Len Fuhrer"