BELLWOOD, IL – Master wood carver and businessman Thomas Montalbano Sr. died Dec. 4, three weeks shy of his 97th birthday. Montalbano founded Montalbano Majestic Furniture in 1929 and continued crafting carvings for about 75 years before officially retiring in 2004.

Mr. Montalbano’s company was the focus of a One on One feature in the April 2005 issue of Wood & Wood Products.

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