Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Donald Jack Fine

Donald Jack Fine, 76, passed peacefully in his home on Aug. 25, 2008, with his loving family by his side. He was known as the gentleman's gentleman, a man of consummate and impeccable taste, who valued business integrity and generosity of heart. He was well known and respected around the world as a designer and retailer of men's luxury clothing.

In addition to his parents, Jack and Irma Fine, he was preceded in death by his older brother, Lester Fine. 

He was born April 12, 1932, in New York. He graduated from Milford Preparatory High School in Connecticut and obtained a bachelor of arts from New York University, where he was an accomplished and competitive fencer. He later served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid sportsman who loved tennis, skiing, running and spending time in his beloved Sun Valley, Idaho. 

He was founder and owner of d. fine, a men's clothing store, with locations in San Francisco and Las Vegas.  Mr. Fine was also a co-founder of Cuzzen's men's stores, first opened in Miami Beach and expanded to include Las Vegas in 1967, and eventually over 13 stores nationally. His employees matched his loyalty and business acumen with a fierce loyalty of their own, and many of them have been with Donald for their entire careers. Donald will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched so graciously.

  He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Judith; his daughters, Betsi Steinberg, Ivy Fine, Nevada Fine Smith and their mother, Naomi Sloan; six grandchildren and his sister, Barbara Golden, as well as his stepchildren, Deborah Gallegos, Steven Khoury, Tracey Horowitz and Terri Rioux, and six step-grandchildren.

  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Keep Memory Alive, in support of The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, 9101 W. Sahara Ave., PMB 105-177, Las Vegas, NV 89117.  Keep Memory Alive is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your generous gift will continue Don's lifelong search for the cure and treatment of Parkinson's disease.  Please reference the Donald J. Fine Research Fund.

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