NEW YORK − David Eisenman, co-founder of Stanley Eisenman Fine Shoes died on Dec. 15, 2008 at home in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 95 years old.
Eisenman was born on May 15, 1913 in Kansas City, Kansas. After serving in World War II, he settled in Fort Worth, Texas and operated a leased shoe salon at The Fair, a local family-owned department store. In 1964 he moved his operation to Monnig’s Department Store.
Eisenman’s son, Stanley, inherited his father’s passion for the business and and in 1972 they began working together full time. In 1987, the pair opened their own independent retail stores under the Stanley Eisenman Fine Shoes banner. “The value of personal relationships with vendors is probably the best lesson that my father taught me,” said Stanley Eisenman. “And he would do whatever it took to please a customer.” The elder Eisenman retired in 1995.
Eisenman is survived by his three sons: Harold Eisenman of Houston, Stanley Eisenman of Fort Worth, and Alan Eisenman of Houston, five 5 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.