Tenn. Retailer Harold Markman Dies

Tenn. Retailer Harold Markman Dies

Harold Markman died Sunday at the age of 89.

Knoxville, Tenn.–Longtime Tennessee jeweler Harold Markman died Sunday at the age of 89.

After working in the jewelry industry since he was a teenager, Markman opened Markman’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry with his wife, Ida, in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1976. He had a loyal following of customers, including the children and grandchildren of the clients who shopped at the store from its first days of business.

He also was a longtime member of Temple Beth El. 

Harold was preceded in death by Ida, his wife of 61 years. He is survived by his son Stephen Markman and wife, Ellen; his son Stuart Markman and wife, Lori; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and many more.

The funeral and burial for the Denver native were held Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorials be made in Markman’s honor to to The Markman Education Fund, Sanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School, 1529 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37919; the Interfaith Health Clinic, 315 Gill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917; or another charity of choice. 

Online condolences also can be shared online through Rose Mortuary.