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.
Shirlee Butcher Reevessays
To the family of A.F., My condolences for the loss of your loved one. I was raised in Whitesburg by Archie and Virginia Craft. The entire Dawahare Family were good friend to my family and to me. I am close in age with A.F. and always enjoyed chatting with him, he was a really fine man.
Libby Glenn Fishersays
Jimmy, Mike, Susie and Julie-I am saddened to learn your dad has passed away. He was such a genuinely kind and funny man, and always so tolerant of us as high schoolers. He and your mom were some of my favorite Sayre parents. Thinking of you all and praying for peace and comfort.
Jeanne & family, Stan & I are are saddened to hear of A F’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. Not a better guy in the world, he will be missed.
Audrianna Taylor Rileysays
So sorry for your loss - I was one of the lucky ones that got to work with you dad and great family! Great memories