A pharmacist, Futterman joined Pathmark in 1973 as vice president of its drug store and general merchandise divisions and held a variety of positions before becoming chairman and CEO in 1989. He retired from that post in March 1996. From June through December 1999, he served as chairman and CEO of Party City Stores. He has been a director on the board of The Hain Celestial Group since December 1996.
Futterman served on the NACDS board of directors and held the post of NACDS chairman from 1994 to 1995.
The funeral service for Futterman is scheduled for July 14 at 12 p.m. ET at the Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th St., New York, N.Y. 10023. Expressions of condolences can be sent to Estelle Futterman, 200 Central Park South, Apt. 9G, New York, N.Y. 10019.