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HOUSTON Hundreds of mourners packed Congregation Beth Yeshurun Wednesday to remember a Houston icon, Harold Wiesenthal.

The 84-year-old long-time Houston clothier died surrounded by family on Sunday morning.

In the months since Harold s in the Heights closed the doors, 19th Street in the Heights just hasn t been the same.

Now Houston won t be either. Not without Harold Weisenthal.

Harold was just the man, said football legend Earl Campbell. He taught me so much about life.

Harold was one of those one-namers, just Harold, like so many of those who called him friend.

Willie, Earl, George, and thousands more known by both names.

One of a kind is maybe the best way to describe him. He was so soft and so tender he had no enemies and a heart as big as Texas, said former Oiler quarterback Giff Nielsen.

He was one of the most decent, loyal and caring men that I have ever met, President George H.W. Bush said in a condolence letter read at the funeral.

Harold Wiesenthal made history in Houston by pioneering the use of a new medium called television.

You wanna dress real sharp, come out to Harold s in the Heights, Harold would say in commercials from the 1970s.

His signature line is still well known.

I dress 70, talk 80, and shoot 90 when my putter is hot, he d say.

Former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips told the crowd, He was a guy that was so loving and so caring that you had to love him back.

Everyone in attendance did just that.

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