Tuesday 2nd of February 1932 - Thursday 18th of July 2019
A.F. Dawahare, 87, husband of Jeanne Marie Maloof Dawahare and retired former Pres. and CEO of the Dawahare chain of clothing stores, died Thurs., July 18, 2019. Born in Neon, KY, he was a son of the late Srur and Selma Cury Dawahare. He was a graduate of MMI, Harvard University and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
He was a member of the Keeneland Club, Thoroughbred Club, Harvard Club of NY and Lexington, and served on the board of the KY and National Retail Federation.
Besides his wife of 63 years, he is survived by four children: Julie D. (Vincent) Smith, Jimmy F. (Julia) Dawahare, Michael M. (Tracy) Dawahare, all of Lexington and Susie M. (Andrew) Coiner, Paducah, KY: five grandchildren; Patrick J. Smith, Sam Dawahare and Celia Dawahare, all of Lexington, Elisabeth Dawahare, Wash. D. C. and Lilly Coiner, Paducah.
Services 11 am Mon. at Christ the King Cathedral. Visitation 5-8 pm Sun. at Milward-Man ‘O War, Trent Blvd.
Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
So very sad to learn of A.F.'s passing. Will miss seeing him at Keeneland in the Fall. 🙏
I’m very sorry to hear this news. I have been traveling for the last two weeks and missed this news. Mr. A.F. Dawahare was one of the finest men that I have ever crossed. I considered him a friend and spent many days sitting and talking with him. When my wife and I got married In 2000 Mr. A.F. his wife and several family members were there. I will always cherish our talks, trips to the Derby and business conversations. RIP! Love you Mr. A.F.! 🙏🏽
So sorry for your loss. Prayers
I will miss his smile and graciousness. My thoughts and prayers to the family. With love and sympathy, my heart is pained with AF’s passing. Rest In Peace, my friend. Xo Jill Brown
To all the Dawahare family but especially to Jeanne Marie....words cannot express my sadness over hearing about A.F.'s passing. Such a great patriarch of a wonderful family was A.F. He will be missed, indeed, but in our memory and in mine personally...he will live on as a genuine human being...with a wit and charm that made me feel always welcomed under his roof. My heart and prayers will be with you all as you grieve the loss of your husband, dad, grandpa... Love, Joanne
Deeply saddened to learn this news earlier today. AF was wonderful to me over the years as the entire Dawahare family has been. Never forget Frank... along with Woody and Hoover... and now AF..... Rest In Peace.