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P.M. BRIEFING : Toy Company Chairman Dies at 47

June 26, 1989| From Times wire services

NEW YORK — Stephen D. Hassenfeld, chairman of Hasbro Inc., the nation's largest toy company, died Sunday night at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center after a monthlong battle with pneumonia.

Hassenfeld, 47, had been in the hospital's intensive care unit since he was admitted four weeks ago. The Providence native is credited with the Pawtucket, R.I.-based company's explosive growth in the 1980s. Hassenfeld directed the company's acquisition of Milton Bradley Co. in 1984.

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