Obituaries: Michael Davenport

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday May 15, 2024
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Michael Davenport
Michael Davenport

November 8, 1945 — April 27, 2024

Michael Davenport passed away peacefully on April 27, 2024 after a long illness. He is survived by Steven Hamilton, his partner of 15 years, a brother, and sister.

He was born in New York and was involved at an early age with his family's clothing business. He later ran a successful art gallery in New York City, then became an interior designer in Philadelphia and started a museum in New Jersey. He then moved west, ending up in San Francisco. He was the manager and buyer for a men's clothing department in San Francisco and was well liked by customers for his expertise and interesting stories.

His travels took him to Paris, London, Prague, and Berlin, among other places. He loved men's fashion, art, and travel.

Toward the end of his life, he started writing fiction as a hobby.

He will be missed by all who loved him for his generosity and endless optimism.

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