Marcy Lazarus, president of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based distributor Promotional Breezes (UPIC: breezes), passed away on September 27 in Boynton Beach. She was 64.

While Lazarus’ career began in special education, her husband, Bill, introduced her to the promotional products industry. They worked together at Promotional Images in Emerson, New Jersey, which Bill started in 1985. He sold the company to Allied Office Products in 1999. They returned to the industry in 2004 with the launch of Promotional Breezes.

“She was very supportive of my father,” says her son, Steven Lazarus, MAS, who has been running the company for the past three years. He says his mother will be remembered for her pink lipstick, sweet and sour meatballs, and her passion for bringing people of different backgrounds together.

At Lazarus’ funeral on September 29, about 600 people came to pay their respects. Steven adds, “She was very, very loved.”

Lazarus is survived by her husband Bill; her son Steven and daughter Alli; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jayne and Ed Hollander; her nieces, cousins, and many friends.

Memorial contributions honoring Lazarus can be made to the American Heart Association, 2300 Centrepark West Drive, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409 or Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County, 2475 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33445