Jack Mishkin
Jack Mishkin, founder and president of JMish carpet firm passed away May 9.

JMish carpet firm founder and president, Jack Mishkin passed away on May 9 after battling cancer since 2012.

After graduating from high school, Mishkin joined his father's carpet mill, Hollytex, beginning his life's work in floor covering.

Mishkin, co-founded Bentley Carpet Mills in 1979, where he designed commercial broadloom carpet. Led by Mishkin, Bentley actively sought international trade opportunities in Europe, South Korea and China. 

After selling Bentley, Mishkin invested in Monterrey Carpets. When Monterrey was sold, he took a giant leap into residential carpets in 2004 by founding JMish and building his new brand in Cartersville, Ga.

Mishkin was also a philanthropist, who became a Music Center founder as well as a major supporter of Beit T'Shuvah and The Tower Cancer Research Foundation, where he served on the board.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Mark and Lauren; and his grandchildren Sam, Mia, Lillian, Jonah, and Eleanor; his stepmother, Chase Mishkin; his sister, Barbara Salins; and his brother, Steve Mishkin. 

Donations may be made to Tower Cancer Research, in care of The Jack Mishkin Fund.