John Frith of stone fireplace specialists Warmsworth Stone Ltd, Doncaster, died unexpectedly on 23 October. He was 57. The funeral service took place on 31 October at Doncaster crematorium.
John leaves a widow, Sally, and three children, Simon, Louise and Julia. Simon and his wife Helen will now take over the running of the business.
Friends in the industry described John as a gentleman of the stone business and a real family man.
Outside of his business interests John enjoyed music, including playing the guitar, and classic cars.