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October 28, 2012
Thank you for everything you did for Louisville... Like a lot of people, I wish I had the honor of meeting you, Sir...Condolences to your family... I always wondered how Frazier Rehab and things in Louisville got their name... We Thank you Again you are fine fine Man...R.I.P. Mr. Frazier...
October 28, 2012
Thank you Mr. Frazier, for everything you have done for LOUISVILLE... May God Bless your Family... And let all their Wonderful Memories help them with loosing you...Go Rest on the Mountain in Heaven you soooo deserve the BEST...
October 24, 2012
I am sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences. May your memories ease your pain as you receive comfort from God. James 4:8.
September 09, 2012
SIR I HAVE ALL THE BEST REMEMBERANCES OF YOU AND YOUR LOVE OF OUR CITY,STATE, AND COUNTRY. THE COMPANY IS AT A GREAT LOSS WITH OUT YOU.
September 06, 2012
Time has passed and still we are left with an empty void from your loss. We were very close to you...much like family. Perhaps even closer. We laughed together, cried together, traveled together, and many times just spent time together. Although we were only "the hired help" our bond was so much more.
To us, you were not the wealthy, super-human philanthropist portrayed in the news, but merely a man. A passionate man who loved Manhattans, UofL sports, history, and his home in Arizona.

We feel truly blessed to have been a small part of your magnificent life. Thank you for the great ride...You are truly missed!
September 06, 2012
Please accept my condolences and may the God of all comfort strengthen you during this time.
September 04, 2012
Memory Eternal, dear Mr. Frazier...
September 01, 2012
I Love the Frazier Museum Exhibits. Thank You!!!
August 31, 2012
Owsley was one of only 5 men who graduated from what was then Lousiville Country Day School in 1954. He was much admired and we used to have Class Meetings in his 1953 Mercury Hardtop (cream over black) parked outside the school. A class act. God-speed.
August 29, 2012
We are sorry to hear of your passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
August 23, 2012
I was working in the Accounting Dept. at Brown-Forman in 1955 - and for a while sat at desk beside Anthony's desk. We talked quite a bit and what a wonderful person he was. Sorry for his passing.
August 22, 2012
Only a great man could carry the burdon of three such powerful names and still be admired.
August 21, 2012
May you find peace in knowing what a positive effect your Father had on SO many people. My Father, John L Dugan Jr thought so much of him! God bless!!
August 21, 2012
My prayers and condolences go out to the Family and Friends of Mr. Frazier. May GOD bless you all and keep you near during this time and always. Mr. Frazier was a genuine man with a great heart...he will be truly missed!
August 21, 2012
Owsley Brown Frazier has left huge footprints on our community. His generosity and leadership has made our city stronger. I am especially grateful for his gifts to Bellarmine and the University of Louisville. His insight and guideance will be missed. My prayers go out to the Frazier family.
August 21, 2012
My sympathy goes out to the Frazier family for their loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Frazier but I wish I had. We had some similar life experiences from what I have read and would have loved to just sit down and talk to him about them. He sounded like a great man and very caring person. My loss for not meeting him. God bless.
August 21, 2012
My Deepest Sympathy's to Mr. Frazier's and friends in his loss. I never had the privelege of meeting Mr. Frazier but I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You " for making Louisville a better place for enhancing all of our lives through his Philanthropy and for giving us such a great attraction and legacy as The Frazier Museum. May he rest in peace and share eternal glory with Our Heavenly Father.
August 20, 2012
Cat, Jim, Chris, Alex, Charlie, and Caitlin Joy,
My heart and deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at this time of loss. I know no words can ever heal the grief you are feeling, but time does help. A friend gave me a stone when Josh died that had a beautiful thought. It read, "Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down on us to let us know that they are happy". You all are never far from my thoughts and prayers. Love Always,
August 20, 2012
Owsley Brown Frazier was a champion not solely for Louisville but for the entire Commonwealth. He enjoyed Kentucky history and expressed his passion for our state's heritage by leading fundraising efforts on behalf of the Kentucky Historical Society. As a consequence of his hard work, students and families can now explore Kentucky's story at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society. It was my pleasure to work with him when he headed the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation as board president and to support the first exhibition of his weapons collection, "The Weapon as Art" which debuted at the Society and led to his organizing the Frazier. He loved his Kentucky roots and sacrificed his time, talent, and resources to help others find the joy of exploring their Kentucky connections. Thank you Owsley for all you did for so many people.
August 20, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Frazier family,and especially to Laura. I worked at Bittners II for nine years and know how much you loved,respected and admired your father. We will all miss him. All the good and unselfish things he did for Louisville will never be matched. His pain is finally gone. May he rest in the peace of God's arms. Respectfully and fondly.
August 20, 2012
I was fortunate to spend a great deal of time with Owsley. He was certainly a mentor to me...I learned so much about giving and life. My love and prayers to Laura, Cat, and his entire family. I know Owsley will continue to watch after Louisville from his new home in Heaven!
August 20, 2012
God Bless you sir!
My deepest sympathy to the family.
August 20, 2012
Our heart felt Condolences to the Frazier Family and the Frazier Museum Family. It will be history that tells the true story of the man.
Don Shaw, Executive Director, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
August 19, 2012
my heart goes out to the whole frazier family,i worked @ bittners for mr. frazier for 5 years, was invited to his home many times, he was good as gold to me and all the other people that worked for him,yes he was very wealthy, but he was as down to earth as the rest of us,u of l has lost there best friend, may he rest in peace. good bye mr frazier!!!
August 19, 2012
The Frazier family has my deepest sympathy
August 19, 2012
Owsley Brown Frazier was a venture philanthropist. He took risks for the common good and stayed connected to the people he helped. Louisville has lost a loyal and generous friend. RIP.
August 19, 2012
August 18, 2012
My sympthy to the Frazier family. His presence in the Louisville community will be greatly missed.
August 17, 2012
Mr.Frazier was an outstanding supporter of the Ralph Wright Natatorium and I am deeply grateful to have had his confidence in that endeavor. Most sincerely with affection,
Alice Wright Belknap
August 17, 2012
Mr. Frazier was a great and good man. People often would ask me about Mr. Frazier, and I always described him as the toughest man I ever knew, not the richest. He had hundreds of bone spurs in his lower back, and I rarely saw him wince. He went about his life despite incredible pain and never complained. He once told me he would give away his entire fortune to be able to walk again without pain. I knew he meant ever word of that. Mr. Frazier fought getting into a wheelchair like Ali fought Frazier. It was only when he had fallen a hundred times that his family finally convinced him to play it safe. He hated being in a wheelchair, because, he hated "looking at people's bellybuttons and not into their eyes." He loved a good martini: Beefeaters gin poured over ice with a cap full of vermouth and a single onion. He loved his steak rare cooked Pittsburgh style. He loved an Elvis sandwich, which was peanut butter, a little mayo and a banana cooked like a grill cheese. I would add some honey, and he loved it. He would rather go to cabin and watch a U of L basketball game and do alittle fishing than go to a cocktail party with The President of the United States. Mr. Frazier had a wonderful sense of humor. People would ask him how the got so rich, and he would smile and say: "I got it the old fashioned way.....a pause, I inherited it." He would always laugh hard and move the subject forward very firmly, but politely. He thought The Avish was a golden prison and built a small cabin in Waddy and told me: " this is all he ever wanted." When he was tired of talking to someone, he always tugged at his tie, and I would politely move them along. He loved Louisville, and he loved Kentucky and Kentuckians. There never has been and I dare day there never will be a more giving, thoughtful and proud Kentuckian than Owsley Brown Frazier. Rest in Peace Mr. Frazier and thanks for all the wonderful memories.
August 17, 2012
To the Frazier Family:
I am deeply sorry for your loss--The kindness he showed my family over the years and especially to my son Chris Cook, is greatly appreciated. He will be missed in Louisville.
August 17, 2012
What awonderful man he was, so generous and kind he will be missed but always remembered for his thoughtful demeanor
August 17, 2012
Great man. His life well lived and he will be sadly missed.
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