Fanchon E. Komito Dress shop owner

November 16, 1990

Services for Fanchon E. Komito, who was a partner in a Charles Street dress shop before moving to Florida in 1952, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mrs. Komito, who was 91, died of cancer Tuesday at her home in Bal Harbour, Fla.

She was born Fanchon Epstein in Baltimore and worked as a buyer for the Hochschild's and O'Neill's department stores before becoming an owner of Estelle and Fanchon in 1940. The store in the 1000 block North Charles Street closed in the early 1950s.

A member of the Har Sinai Congregation before moving to Florida, she became a supporter of the Miami Jewish Home for the Aged and was a member of the auxiliary of Dropsie College.

Her husband, Jack Komito, died in 1980. Her first husband, Harry Schwartz, died in 1969.

Mrs. Komito is survived by a brother, Max Epstein of Pikesville.

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