(November 24, 2009) Austin, TX — Today the Twin Liquors family says goodbye to the “Twin” of Twin Liquors, Theodore Jabour, who passed away Monday afternoon at the age of 88.
Theodore Jabour was born on New Year’s Day, 1921, in Austin, Texas. Theodore’s father, Albert, and his family were merchants, and they operated a mercantile store (that was started back in the late 1800s) in the heart of Austin, Texas, which was then Congress Avenue and Pecan Street (the current Sixth Street). As a young boy, Theodore learned how to be a retailer, and he and his twin brother, Arthur, loved working in the family business. Austin was just a small town back then, and on warm summer days, Theodore and Arthur would walk across what is now Lady Bird Lake (when the river would only be a trickle), and they would run and play at East Avenue Park, which later became part of Interstate Highway 35. As a child, Theodore watched his beloved church, St. Elias Orthodox Church, be built in 1933, and he would later attend and serve this church for the rest of his life.