Thursday, June 29, 2017
Jeffrey Gildenhorn, Restauranteur And Former DC Boxing And Wrestling Commission Chair, Dies At 74!
(photo courtesy of historicchevychasedc.org)
Jeffrey Gildenhorn, a noted and popular restaurant owner who once served as chair of the District of Columbia Boxing And Wrestling Commission, passed away suddenly at the age of 74. Reports say Mr. Gildenhorn died after choking while dining Wednesday night at the popular Palm restaurant in DC. Mr. Gildenhorn was taken to George Washington University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Mr. Gildenhorn, a native of DC, was the long-time owner of the American City Diner in Northwest and was a popular fixture in business and politics in the Nation's Capitol. In the mid-1990's, Mr. Gildenhorn served on the DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission -- he was a commissioner for two years and then served as chair for one year. In 1998, he made an unsuccessful bid for DC Mayor.
Funeral services are pending. Mr. Gildenhorn was the first chair of the DC Boxing Commission that I had the opportunity to work with. He was a nice man who would have his commission meetings at his restaurant and feed everyone who came to them. His name was very well-known throughout the city and he will truly be missed. BATB sends our condolences to the Gildenhorn Family.