Obituary: George Ziadeh Farah

George Ziadeh Farah
June 3, 1949 – April 23, 2017

Mr. George Ziadeh Farah passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on June 23, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida. George graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1967, and then graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in business. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. George began his career in the family business, operating Farah’s Pita Baking Company on the Westside of Jacksonville. Following that, he went into sales with the Coggin and Nimnicht Automotive Groups and Beaver Street Fisheries. At the end of his career he went back to his roots as a local business owner, with his sons, opening a local seafood restaurant. George was a member of Englewood Christian Church and St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. He was also a member of the Ramallah American Club of Jacksonville. He is predeceased by his father Ziadeh Elias Farah and his mother Bahia Farah. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Rima (Jubran) Farah, sons James (Joanna), Charlie (Brittany) and Christopher, brother Murad (Ida) Farah; sisters, Mary (Tom) Abboud, Laila (Mufeed) Farhat, Helen (Kamalin) Farah, and Sandra (Sam) Mousa, his 5 grandchildren, Griffin, Cooper, Turner, Hudson and Jaxon Farah, and numerous nieces and nephews. George was well loved by the many people he encountered in his life. It is often said that he never met a stranger. His love of life was evident by the way his smile would light every room he entered. After a brave and short battle with liver cancer, George made the decision to forego any further treatment to spend quality time with his loved ones, and that exemplified the type of man that he was. He will be truly missed.

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