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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Former executive and owner of Trans Ocean Import, Theodore Hassen, died on December 22. He was 74.
Hassen retired from Trans Ocean in 1998 after more than three decades with the company. He joined Trans Ocean in 1969 as vice president of product development and marketing. In 1982, he purchased the company with Allan Wagenheim.
Hassen’s career path started at R.H. Macy. He went on to become the floor covering buyer at Davidson’s, in Atlanta, with a final retail stop as floor covering buyer at May Company, in Los Angeles.