DALLAS–Stanley A. Moussa, veteran of the home furnishings industry, died on December 26, 2011, here after a stroke on Christmas Eve. He was 85.
Born on August 3, 1926, in Alexandria, Egypt, Moussa emigrated to the U.S. at 19. He began his career as an engineer for an oil company before starting home furnishings import company Best Imports in 1960 and then Best International in 1978, which exported furniture to Europe and the Middle East. Best Imports was one of the first home furnishings tenants of the Dallas Trade Mart and of the expanded World Trade Center after its opening in 1974.
Both his son George and another son, Mark, followed Moussa into the home furnishings business. Mark Moussa is founder and owner of Arteriors Home and George Moussa is founder and owner of Ambella Home Collection, both based here. “He was a phenomenal pioneer and entrepreneur,” Mark Moussa told HFN. “His mind was so sharp…He always had tons of ideas.” And his father still attended High Point Market — “he wanted to see everyone.”
Stanley Moussa was married to wife Barbara Ann Moussa for 42 years, until she died in 2009. He is survived by five children and their spouses, 13 grandchildren and a fiance.