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PASSINGS: Harry Lawenda, Axel Axgil, Phyllis Love
PASSINGS: Harry Lawenda, Axel Axgil, Phyllis Love

Harry Lawenda Interior design firm's creative force Harry Lawenda, 87, an interior designer who was the creative force behind the influential Kneedler Fauchere design firm founded by his late wife, Dorothy Kneedler Lawenda, died at his Los Angeles home on Thursday, one day before his 88th birthday. He had non-Hodgkins lymphoma, according to company spokeswoman Susan Ducey. A New York native, Lawenda moved to San Francisco in 1949 after studying at the Parsons design school in New York. Dorothy Kneedler hired him to work at the import and design studio she and her initial business partner Lucienne Fauchere had established a year earlier in San Francisco. The couple were married in...

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