ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Fahid Daoud 83 years old , born on February 5, 1937 and passed away on May 17, 2020. Frank’s life was one of ambition, courage, determination and pure grit. It was also a life of loyalty, love, never-ending generosity and an earnest hospitality of the purest and most genuine form. Frank was the kind of man you wanted to impress; the kind of man you wanted to make proud. He was the kind of man whose battle scars provided wisdom of the soul-grabbing, heart-mending kind. Frank was the kind of man whose smile was simultaneously comforting and mischievous. He brought as much fun as he did business-savvy – as much humor as he did gravity. He was the kind of man that could challenge you in ways you never imagined, and love you more deeply than you’ve ever felt loved – all at the same time. Frank was an anchor to the past and a “live in the moment” proprietor. “Go for it, man!” was a phrase he was known to point at one’s self-doubt, and “never forget where you came from” an expression he’d press on an expanding ego. Frank was the kind of man who put his heart and soul into every inch of life – as a traveling man, a business man, a family man and community man. He’d show up to his grandson’s basketball game and cheer with the same tenacity and passion he brought to building a chili empire. The love and pride he felt for his wife, brothers, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews was evident to all who looked on – and all who looked on yearned to be part of a family so remarkably strong. Frank Daoud will be missed deeply, but he is not one who will be forgotten. A friend to many, a stranger to none; a family around him who have inherited so many of his extraordinary traits – his imprint and impact are far too great for time to ever steal his memory or legacy away. Rest in peace, dear Frank. To God you belong and to God you now return. 
 We will remember him forever.
Posted by Taline Zananiri on June 4, 2020
i have finally worked up the courage to come on here and talk about what a wonderful man my grandfather was. today after receiving my diploma my mom pulled me to the side and handed me a beautiful ring that my grandpa asked her to give me when i graduated. this had been planned for months.obviously we didn’t know he would be leaving us so soon.i had been in denial for a while.none of it felt real or fair because out of everyone ,why my grandfather? but the more i realized, the man was 83 and lived a life everyone wants to live.a life where you do what makes u and the people you love happy, the rest didn’t matter.he talked about how amazing his life was and i heard the same thing everyday before dinner “what a life”. however, life doesn’t go on forever, everything always comes to an end and it’s okay because he was happy, lived an incredible life with no regrets. i am honestly so proud and honored that i got to call this incredible,inspirational, kind,caring,funny (the list will go on forever) man my grandfather. not a lot of people get to call their grandparents legends but i do. thank you jido for all the unconditional support and encouragement you gave everyone.you never let anyone or yourself fail. no matter what happened or how tough things got, you never gave up and i know not a lot of people would be able to do that. i held my diploma today and i saw taita and mom smiling and clapping and the only think missing was being able to look over at you and see your beautiful smile. it was such a contagious smile.even though you’re not physically here, your here. some way some how. and i hope i made you proud. i’m may go pursue your dreams of me becoming a bollywood star. my jido thought he was so funny. he was i can’t even joke around. if you got the chance to know my grandpa than i know he’s definitely put a smile on you’re face even if he wasn’t trying to. it was so easy for my grandpa to make you happy. my jido did something amazing with his life and turned it around completely. when i would get assignments at school about what i was like or what i do so that the teachers could get an idea of what i was like. one of the most frequent question that always came up was “who is your biggest inspiration?” and ofcourse his face would always pop up. i would write his name down with no hesitation and start writing on and on about all the amazing things he’s done and accomplished and how hopefully one day i can do the same. my grandfather married an amazing, beautiful, funny, kind women that i am so lucky i get to call my grandmother. she in the strongest women i know and i couldn’t begin to thing of a better couple. my grandparents created this family that i’m so thankful for. i am so grateful i have such a close and loving family than i can always count on no matter what. i’m lucky i get to see my family everyday because i really feel bad for the people that don’t. especially the ones that don’t get to have happy hour with their grandpa. the happy hours won’t stop and i know your gonna join some how. all the traditions will keep going. jido will never be forgotten, only missed
 rest easy jido❤️ we all are gonna see you soon:) try to be patient with us, i know that’s asking for a lot.
i love you more than i can put into words.
i miss you so much jido
Posted by Suzanne Abid on May 29, 2020
Dear Laila:

My deepest condolence on your loss.  May God Bless Fahid. May God bring solace and comfort to you and your family.
Posted by Basim Daoud on May 28, 2020
Having to say goodbye to a loved is always hard, but having to say goodbye to you Amo Fahid was very difficult. You were so full of life and love that it showed everywhere you went and to everyone you came into contact with. You always saw the good in life and people. There was always a positive energy about you. You were the life of the party. I will never forget the last dinner party this past December when you were having such a great time singing. It was beautiful. Your very spirit continues in your beautiful wife and children, Aunt Laila, Sami, Samar, Samir, and Mona. Every time I see them, I see a part of you in them. You had always said life is too short, enjoy it, well life was too short for you, you left us too early.

You were always telling us interesting and funny stories about your early days when you, my dad, my late uncles Bishara, and Bashir came to the US. You talked about the hard times and the good times you had especially when it came to building Gold Star Chili Inc. They were stories we will never forget. 

I will always remember when you would come into the office and we would talk about the days politics, business, and the music I would send you and how much you really liked them. You always told me to please keep them coming, that is what you listen to on the beach. Every time now that I listen to these songs, I will always think of you. God bless you Abu Sami and your beautiful family.
Posted by Dena David Cranley on May 26, 2020
Amo Fahid was the delight, the enjoyment, and the spirit in our lives. I LOVE his heart. He dwelled in the good and radiated an energy that attracted people to his hospitable world. He carved his name in our hearts with humor, compassion, and love. We will miss him! Deepest condolences to Aunti Laila, Sami, Samar, Muna, and Samir. We love you. May Amo Fahild's memory be eternal.
Posted by Shane David on May 25, 2020
Auntie Laila, Samar, Sami, Muna, Samir and families ~ I send my deepest condolences to you. Remembering my times as a child with you and Amo Frank brings a smile to my face. I can feel his playful nature and the warmth of your loving family filling the house as we gathered to share food and connection. Visiting you all in Jordan with my father and my Baba was a special moment in my life and I remember Amo Frank's laughter and his generous heart. I grieve with you and am holding his image in mind with so much gratitude. May you find strength together and may this loss bring you into even deeper connection with that which is never lost.
Posted by Maher Shtewi on May 24, 2020
To Daoud Family
May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period
please accept our sincere condolences

Maher & Evon Shtewi
Posted by Andrew Pappas on May 23, 2020
May his memory be eternal
My deepest condolences
Posted by Sharon Collier on May 23, 2020
I have worked at Gold Star for 22 years. I remember the first day I ever met Frank. He was so welcoming and caring. His smile was so warm. Every time I saw Frank he asked about me, my family and how things were going in the Franchise Community. He cared for every single person that worked at Corporate and in the Restaurants. He truly lived our company Service Promise, "To Treat You Like Family". His smile, his love for his family, his love for the company he co-founded and his sensitivity towards people are the things I will always remember about Frank. I thank God for the honor to have known him, and I will never forget him. RIP Frank.
Posted by Amin Shafie on May 22, 2020
I’m very sorry to hear of Fahid’s passing and I send my condolences and my deep sorrow to all his loving family. As a humble Arab-American, I take pride in his accomplishments and the accomplishments of the entire Daoud Family
and I wish all of them continued success. May he Rest In Peace and may all his family’s sadness be coupled with long and very healthy life to cherish his memories for a very long time.

Amin Shafie & Family
Posted by Lisa Saia on May 22, 2020
Amo Fahid (Frank) was my father’s younger brother. He was our family’s story-teller. We looked to him for stories of when he, along with my father and his brothers came to America. Their escapades. Their hardships. Their successes. Frank lived the dream. I looked to him for stories of life before I was born.

Amo Fahid was funny, he was warm. He was the LIFE of the PARTY. Always dancing. Always with a drink in his hand. There wasn’t room to be sad around Frank. He uplifted your spirits. A gift only a few hold. I hear him in my head "Gosh Darn it Lisa, where is your drink!"

That beautiful spirit is now with his children. Samar Samar Daoud, Muna Muna Daoud, Sami Fahid Tueimeh Daoud, Samir Daoud…please continue to carry his torch with his spirit. You are so loved. I wish I was by your side to hug and hold you.

Aunti Laila Laila Daoud. There are no words Auntie. You were my mother’s best friend for years. You are my son’s teta. You have embraced us. And now it’s our turn to embrace you.

Love you.
Posted by Gina Hogle on May 22, 2020
Giving our warmest condolences to the Daoud family in this time of your loss. Me and my husband had the privilege of being close to Frank and his wife Laila along with their children and grandchildren. The special times we shared with Frank and his family will forever be etched in our hearts and remembered in our thoughts. We will keep Laila,Sami,Samar,Muna,Samir and all the grandchildren in our thoughts and prayers.
            Our condolences,
          Gina & Charles Hogle
Posted by David, Rima on May 22, 2020
Amoh I could be having the worst day ever… Feeling alone and depressed and all it would take it’s just to be in your presence and you would make me feel loved, wanted and feel like I was worth something.. Your eyes always had a sparkle even when you were at your most serious... if you only had a dollar in your pocket you would still be one of the richest men I would know ..because of Your children and their children ( your grandchildren) which made One of the most loving families I know... you were rich with love and family ..when I was around you made me feel like one of them…You’re dancing, your smile, laughter, and your jokes...amoh I will miss all of this knowing I won’t be able to hear this anymore but I will always have memories which will allow me hear your beautiful laughter see your face..Thank you for being like a second father to me so many times, thank you for being dad‘s best friend, Thank you for being a great uncle , just thank you for everything and all the great memories ... You left behind a beautiful wife, a loving family, great wonderful grandchildren… Don’t worry Amoh ..they got this..will always love you❤️
Posted by Bashir Salem on May 22, 2020
It was a sad day for us today, made worse with our inability to pay our respects and give our goodbye in person. He was a great man, a fixture in our community. We always looked forward to Sunday coffee hour to sit a talk about politics and life in general. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Our deepest condolences to Um Sami, and his children. May his memory be eternal.
Posted by Natalie Bou Najm on May 22, 2020
“The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace he’s finally found.”

Our sincere condolences to the Daoud family. May he rest in peace. Violette, Pierre, Natalie, Stephanie Haddad
Posted by Mays Khalaf on May 22, 2020
I will miss your big smile at church and it will not be the same seeing Auntie Laila without you next to her. I am heartbroken for the entire family and 83 or not, I don't believe this was your time. It is so hard to see so many heads of families we love leave us so suddenly. You inspired and have uplifted so many,including me. You will be greatly missed. May you rest peace among the Angels, and may your memory be eternal. My deepest condolences to Auntie Laila, your beautiful children and the entire Daoud Family. We love you Amo!
Love,
Mays and Amjad Khalaf
Posted by Tony Palombino on May 22, 2020
A warrior of life. He was someone who lived life purposefully, whether climbing mountains or putting his heart into his work and into building relationships. He took the natural ups and downs in stride, and saw painful circumstances as challenges to work through, I will cherish the times we spent together especially celebrating our birthdays.
Posted by Rima Daoud on May 22, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to laila, sami,sammer,summer and muna the words can,t ease your pain and Sadness. He was such a great man. RIP Abu Sami
Posted by Michael Heekin on May 22, 2020
Dear Daoud Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Frank was an amazing man, and made us laugh every time we had the pleasure of seeing him. From the "Fathead" story to the "Milk the cow" story describing real estate, we still laugh today about them.
He was such a bright and loving person, and did it in such a humble way. We definitely consider ourselves lucky to have met him. He left behind a family with many of his wonderful traits, so we know he won't be forgotten.
With Love,
Mike and Erin Heekin
Posted by Sam Saba on May 22, 2020
We have all lost people we love along the way. This one is different because the person is different. That’s why I find myself naturally compelled to use the present tense in my words. He has the unique ability to touch lives of people he comes across regardless of the length of their encounter with him. His hospitality, big heart, positive energy and understanding and love of life and God are simply second to none. He is and will always remain in my mind and in my imagination. I have known him since 1996 and I am sure I will continue to learn about him and enjoy his presence, wisdom, trademark sayings and his jokes even if many of those jokes were about me and my inability to “relax”. You will always be a father and a friend Frank.
Posted by Wade Callison on May 21, 2020
Dear Daoud Family, Deepest sympathies and fondest memories of Fahid. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Laila, his children and grandchildren. We truly love and miss you all.  From Arlene and Wade                                                                        
Posted by Matt Hannahan on May 21, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to the whole family for this loss. One of his many marks on this world is the incredible family he leaves behind. Our prayers are with you.
Posted by Kim Olden on May 21, 2020
I had the privilege and honor of working with Frank for over 30 plus years.
I remember the "early" years when Frank took his morning naps reading the newspaper and the afternoon gatherings with friends and family in the office- those typically took place with a bottle of scotch! Frank's smile and laughter was contagious and he was so caring and kind. He will be truly missed. God Bless.
Posted by Richard Grow on May 21, 2020
For all of us who knew him he was a gentleman's/gentleman. The first time Joyce and I met frank he was so gracious so classy so interesting. It was always how are you, how are you doing, you look great it was never about Frank. Frank had so many talents, he could sing and dance with such grace. We all have a lot to learn from him we are truly blessed to have known him. He was a good soul and will live in our hearts forever. We have lost one of the very best Joyce and I send our condolence.
Posted by Kim Klosterman on May 21, 2020
Our Relationship with Frank and Goldstar go back a long time.
Sad to see Frank go. We are all deeply sorry for your loss.

Sincerely, Kim Klosterman
Posted by Louise Faulkner on May 21, 2020
We are so sorry to hear this news. One of our best memories of Frank will always be of him coming outside when we were there working in his yard and making us come in for breakfast or lunch. He would not take no for an answer. We were always welcomed in as part of the family and this is the type of man he was. Our thoughts go out to his family.
Jim and Louise Faulkner
Posted by Katie Erhardt West on May 21, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. And from reading this memorial he was a good and faithful man. God bless you.
Posted by Remon Naser on May 21, 2020
Amo Abu Sami you were the true definition of an inspirational figure. You were the most kind loving selfless truly genuine soul I have known. I know that will not ever be lost with the way you and Ama Laila raised your amazing kids. They have and always will keep you legacy alive and I know you are still alive through them. This is an amazing tragedy and loss for the entire community. You will be truly missed and always remembered and loved.

My deepest condolences to Ama Laila, Sami, Samar, Muna, Samir and the entire Daoud family.

May his soul rest in peace with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Posted by George Naber on May 21, 2020
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of a Great man , a legened & a family man devoted all his life for his family as well as his friends , a caring father and a loving grandfather , you will live with great memories of him although the big loss , he is gone but for sure never forgoten
May his soul rest in eternal peace
Lara , George , Saqer , Haya & Sanad Naber 
Posted by David Wheeler on May 21, 2020
Prayers for the family. As long as you have his memory he will be with you always
Posted by Rula Esam Haresh on May 21, 2020
Our deepest condolences to you Om Sami, Sami,Samer,Samar and Mouna .. Abu Sami was close to each one of our family and community members... we lost a legend :( may his soul rest in peace and his memory sure is eternal Prayers sent to you beautiful family ❤️
Posted by Elizabeth Branam on May 20, 2020
Condolences to Your family I know you will be surely missed. I want to say thank you for being a part of the making of the best chili in Cincinnati.
Posted by Sam Edaili on May 20, 2020
Auntie Laila, Sami, Samar, Muna, and Samir I'm so sorry for the passing of Amo Fahed. He was always the one who shines in any occasion and always added a special feeling to any discussion.
He respected all young and elders the same and was very humble.
There's so many great things that can be said about Amo Fahed and I'm certain everyone that knew him understood the special traits he had.
There are only 3 people that passed in my 41 years that I really really wished I could go back in time and save them and he was one of them.
May he rest in piece and he will always be remembered for the good he's done and the joy he's brought to everyone around him.
Posted by Priscilla Atkins on May 20, 2020
I never met Frank but I knew a lot of the family...I worked as night shift manager in Mt Washington for some years......So Sorry for your loss.....God be with you.
Posted by Kathy Nourse on May 20, 2020
Muna and Tony & Family,

We are so sorry to hear about your father. I will always remember the time a few of us in the neighborhood had Turkish coffee with you and your parents. Nimmer was maybe 4 and cousin Rick visited during the summers, off of Gennie Lane. Your Father was the life of the party in the cul-de-sac. He will be missed. 
Posted by Roger Clark on May 20, 2020
In 1977 my family came to know yours. Your kindness and willingness to allow my parents (Jack and Delores "Dee" Clark) to open a Gold Star Chili never went unnoticed. I was just a boy of 14 years at the time and accompanied my father to the commissary on many occasions where you were always, smiling, warm in greeting, hard at work and admired by all. Both my parents went before you and will be glad to see you yet again in heaven. I know that if they were here on this earth today they would both be devastated and mourn your passing, grieving, as I do now. Give them both a big hug for me when you see them again. With love and admiration, rest in peace.
Posted by Gina Fries on May 20, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Auntie Laila, Sami, Samir, Samar, and Muna and your entire family. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow. God bless you all.
Posted by Sammy Musa on May 20, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss to Auntie Laila, Sami, Samar, Muna and Samir. Amoh Abu Sami to me was the older generation that I so appreciate to have had the honor to sit with and listen to the old stories with of course a scotch on rocks. The man was and will always have a special place in my heart and memories of the past . I will never forget his smile and his attitude towards having fun and if you didn’t have a drink he would always ask u “ Where’s your Drink Sam” I will never forget those words and you will never be forgotten!
Cheers to you Uncle Frank ! 
Rest In Peace
Posted by Joyce Fritz on May 20, 2020
I remember Mr. Daoud from my years working at the bank. He was one of my favorite customers. He was always so very nice and always made me smile. It has been many, many years now since I last saw him but I still remember him. I am so very sorry for your family's loss.


Posted by Joel Kling on May 20, 2020
My sincere condolences. My father, Sam Kling, was one of the first Gold Star Chili franchisees in early 1968. I fondly remember going to Mt. Washington with my Dad and seeing Basheer, Charlie, Frank and many family members all involved in the business. May Fahid's memory be for a blessing and may he live on with his children and grandchildren. 
Posted by Joseph Farhat on May 20, 2020
I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. My most sincere condolences.
R.I.P "Amo Abo Sami"
Posted by Hatem And Wendy Kawar on May 20, 2020
We have met Fahid when we visited Dima and Sami in Cincinnati a few years ago. He is such a great person to be with and quite the story teller with unlimited supply of interesting stories from his early days in the USA. We convey our condolences to his wife and children and the family. May his memory be eternal

Hatem and Wendy Kawar
Posted by Jeff Kaltman on May 20, 2020
my prayers to the amazing family.
Posted by Helen Bliss on May 20, 2020
Dearest Daoud Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful man. May his memory be a blessing and GOD give you comfort and peace.

With Love,

Lanie Bliss and family

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Posted by Taline Zananiri on June 4, 2020
i have finally worked up the courage to come on here and talk about what a wonderful man my grandfather was. today after receiving my diploma my mom pulled me to the side and handed me a beautiful ring that my grandpa asked her to give me when i graduated. this had been planned for months.obviously we didn’t know he would be leaving us so soon.i had been in denial for a while.none of it felt real or fair because out of everyone ,why my grandfather? but the more i realized, the man was 83 and lived a life everyone wants to live.a life where you do what makes u and the people you love happy, the rest didn’t matter.he talked about how amazing his life was and i heard the same thing everyday before dinner “what a life”. however, life doesn’t go on forever, everything always comes to an end and it’s okay because he was happy, lived an incredible life with no regrets. i am honestly so proud and honored that i got to call this incredible,inspirational, kind,caring,funny (the list will go on forever) man my grandfather. not a lot of people get to call their grandparents legends but i do. thank you jido for all the unconditional support and encouragement you gave everyone.you never let anyone or yourself fail. no matter what happened or how tough things got, you never gave up and i know not a lot of people would be able to do that. i held my diploma today and i saw taita and mom smiling and clapping and the only think missing was being able to look over at you and see your beautiful smile. it was such a contagious smile.even though you’re not physically here, your here. some way some how. and i hope i made you proud. i’m may go pursue your dreams of me becoming a bollywood star. my jido thought he was so funny. he was i can’t even joke around. if you got the chance to know my grandpa than i know he’s definitely put a smile on you’re face even if he wasn’t trying to. it was so easy for my grandpa to make you happy. my jido did something amazing with his life and turned it around completely. when i would get assignments at school about what i was like or what i do so that the teachers could get an idea of what i was like. one of the most frequent question that always came up was “who is your biggest inspiration?” and ofcourse his face would always pop up. i would write his name down with no hesitation and start writing on and on about all the amazing things he’s done and accomplished and how hopefully one day i can do the same. my grandfather married an amazing, beautiful, funny, kind women that i am so lucky i get to call my grandmother. she in the strongest women i know and i couldn’t begin to thing of a better couple. my grandparents created this family that i’m so thankful for. i am so grateful i have such a close and loving family than i can always count on no matter what. i’m lucky i get to see my family everyday because i really feel bad for the people that don’t. especially the ones that don’t get to have happy hour with their grandpa. the happy hours won’t stop and i know your gonna join some how. all the traditions will keep going. jido will never be forgotten, only missed
 rest easy jido❤️ we all are gonna see you soon:) try to be patient with us, i know that’s asking for a lot.
i love you more than i can put into words.
i miss you so much jido
Posted by Suzanne Abid on May 29, 2020
Dear Laila:

My deepest condolence on your loss.  May God Bless Fahid. May God bring solace and comfort to you and your family.
Posted by Basim Daoud on May 28, 2020
Having to say goodbye to a loved is always hard, but having to say goodbye to you Amo Fahid was very difficult. You were so full of life and love that it showed everywhere you went and to everyone you came into contact with. You always saw the good in life and people. There was always a positive energy about you. You were the life of the party. I will never forget the last dinner party this past December when you were having such a great time singing. It was beautiful. Your very spirit continues in your beautiful wife and children, Aunt Laila, Sami, Samar, Samir, and Mona. Every time I see them, I see a part of you in them. You had always said life is too short, enjoy it, well life was too short for you, you left us too early.

You were always telling us interesting and funny stories about your early days when you, my dad, my late uncles Bishara, and Bashir came to the US. You talked about the hard times and the good times you had especially when it came to building Gold Star Chili Inc. They were stories we will never forget. 

I will always remember when you would come into the office and we would talk about the days politics, business, and the music I would send you and how much you really liked them. You always told me to please keep them coming, that is what you listen to on the beach. Every time now that I listen to these songs, I will always think of you. God bless you Abu Sami and your beautiful family.
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Shared by Sam Saba on May 21, 2020
We have all lost people we love along the way. This one is different because the person is different. That’s why I find myself naturally compelled to use the present tense in my words. He has the unique ability to touch lives of people he comes across regardless of the length of their encounter with him. His hospitality, big heart, positive energy and understanding and love of life and God are simply second to none. He is and will always remain in my mind and in my imagination. I have known him since 1996 and I am sure I will continue to learn about him and enjoy his presence, wisdom, trademark sayings and his jokes even if many of those jokes were about me and my inability to “relax”.