Simon Konover, American businessman, Died at 93

Simon Konover died on October 20, 2015 in Delray Beach, Florida.

He was a Polish-born American businessman, philantropist and Holocaust survivor.

Simon Konover founded The Simon Konover Company, which was formerly Konover Investments Corporation.

He also serves as its Chairman.

He was the founder of Konover & Associates, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer.

In the mid-1960’s, Simon started developing retail centers in South Florida.

In late 1989 founded Konover & Associates South and Konover Management South Corporation, located in Boca Raton, Florida.

He served as Chief Executive Officer of The Simon Konover Company.

Simon was a founder of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and served as President and Campaign Chairman for the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, where he was also honored as a Life Director.

He received the JFACT Community Builder Award.

Simon’s Property Trust purchased certain assets of the Konover Management South Corporation in 1998 and 1999 and, in connection with the acquisition, appointed Mr. Konover as Chairman of the Board.

Simon built campus housing at the University of Hartford, and along with his wife, Doris, was instrumental in creating the Konover Campus Center there.

Simon Konover left his wife, Doris, daughter and son-in-law Jane and Robert Coppa, his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Vicki Konover, and his son Steven Konover.

Simon Konover passed away at 93 yrs old.