Mark McMenamin, former editor of Furniture Today and Home Accents Today, dies at 60


HIGH POINT – Business journalist Mark McMenamin, who wrote for Furniture Today and was one of the original editors of its sister publication Home Accents Today, died Aug. 24 after a brief illness. He was 60 years old.

McMenamin was born on February 2, 1962, in Darby, Pennsylvania, the youngest of four children born to John T. and Elizabeth (Betty) McMenamin. He graduated from Greensburg Central Catholic High School in 1980 and earned a journalism degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. After graduating, he worked as a furniture department manager at Horne’s department store in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, then held the same position at Strawbridge and Clothier in Philadelphia.

One Sunday, while browsing the classifieds section of the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer, McMenamin saw an ad seeking help for a writer with a journalism degree and experience in furniture retail. He moved to North Carolina and began his professional career writing and editing furniture publications, including serving as editor of Interior Design magazine.

He started at Furniture Today, which covered the home accessories industry at the time. This later morphed into what was then called Home Accessories Today. McMenamin remained with the publication, which was later renamed Home Accents Today, to cover the accent business.

He then became editor of InFurniture, covering the magazine’s style and design, and when it closed in 2006 McMenamin joined Interior Design magazine as Market Editor. He recently worked for Sandow Media Group as a native content editor for Interior Design and Metropolis.

McMenamin was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his husband, two sisters, a brother, as well as nieces, nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no service.

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