Graveside services for Robert Mars, whose furniture business had branches in Baltimore and Ocean City, will be held at noon today at the B'nai Israel Congregation Cemetery in Oxon Hill.
Mr. Mars, who was 87, died Wednesday at his home in Bethesda after a stroke.
He retired in 1980 as owner of the R. Mars Co., which he founded in Washington in 1934. The company, which sold furniture at a discount to members of labor unions and other organizations and to hotels and other institutions, had branches in several East Coast cities and, at one time, in Havana.
In the 1950s, the company had a subsidiary, M & M Leasing, that rented furniture in Baltimore and Washington. R. Mars has since closed.