Local real estate developer, philanthropist, and political activist David Flaum died on Thursday.
Flaum founded Flaum Management Company in the mid-1980s. The real estate firm has many holdings in Rochester and across the state and the country.
Flaum, a noted philanthropist, was honored by the Rotary Club for his donations to the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus.
URMC's Flaum Eye Institute is named after Flaum and his wife, Ilene.
He has served as chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and was a board member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He also served on the boards of Syracuse University and the University of Rochester.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren also issued a statement on Thursday on Flaum's passing: