New York, NY, Aug. 6, 2013 -- Maurice Jerome (Jerry) Karlin, age 88, former president of Nemo Tile Co., died May 13.
In 1953, he joined Nemo Tile Company, where he became a partner with Murray Sedrish, whose family founded the business in 1921 in Jamaica, Queens.
While President of Nemo Tile, Jerry Karlin expanded the business to Long Island, the Bronx and New York City. Sedrish passed away in 1982, and the following year Nemo opened its flagship showroom in the historic Flatiron District.
In 2002, Jerry’s grandson, Matthew, joined the company and today is its president, while Bert, his father, serves as chairman.