Obituary: Adel Saleem Bateh

Adel Saleem Bateh
June 22, 1936 – August 31, 2017
Jacksonville, FL

Adel Saleem Bateh peacefully departed this life on August 31, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Adel was born June 22nd, 1936 to Saleem and Nimeh Bateh in Ramallah, Palestine.

After emigrating to the United States as a young man, he settled in Jacksonville, Florida. He married his wife Armallina, and started his beautiful family while building and running his very successful business. He and his family later moved to Lake Worth, Florida where he and his wife raised their two children, Adel Jr., (Eddie) and Tonia, before returning to Jacksonville in 1986.

There he was a successful business owner and a member of the Ramallah-American Club.

He led a very long and happy life, and was very healthy, strong and active even into his eighties, always working in the yard and around the house (in fact, his yard won yard of the month on multiple occasions), and he was always there to help his son, Eddie, with his business.

He cherished his independence, and never depended on anyone else to get around.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, and he was beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was very active in the community, and he always made time to take care of his family, as well as frequently have lunch with his friends.

He always had kind words for everyone, and very wise advice for anyone who listened, gleaned from his many years of life’s experiences.

His grandson, Brandon, was the light of his life. He always loved to spend his time, and play with Brandon, and his face always lit up with joy whenever he was with him.

His son and daughter, Eddie and Tonia, always called him the best man they’ve ever known. He was always there for his children whenever they needed him, and there wasn’t a day that went by, when they didn’t speak to their father.

Adel is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Armallina, his daughter, Tonia Thomas (Ken), his daughter-in-law, Nisreen, his grandson Brandon, and three loving sisters, Salima Zarou, Naimeh Butrus, and Karimeh Bateh. He was preceded in death by his parents, Saleem and Nimeh Bateh; three brothers, Shukry, Fuad, Said and sisters, Juliette Butros, and Nabiha Shalley.

Although we will always miss him deeply, he will live forever in our hearts.

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Hathihe Ramallah News

Baby Girl, Anna Odette born to Scott and Lyanna Louthan Kalil. His proud grandparents are Sam and Frieda Kalil and Edwin and Evalee Louthan.

Baby Girl, Hannah Katherine born to Deno and Lee-Catherine Bateh Hicks. Her proud grandparents are Tony and Kathy Hicks and Charlie and Susan Bateh.

Baby Boy, Kamden Kyle born to Kyle and Alexis Farmand Whitaker. His proud grandparents are Steve Whitaker and Sherri Provencal, and Hiram and Maha Farmand Osterhoudt. His proud first time great grandmother is Nuhad Kamel Farmand.

Baby Boy, Noah Salem born to Salem and Dalia Mousa Fakhouri. His proud grandparents are Mechail (Mike) and Aida Fakhouri, and James and Howaida Mousa.

Anne Rafidi, daughter of Sue Kalil Rafidi and Sami Rafidi to Zaf Furhad, son of Almas Iqbal.

Jamie Lynn Ibrahim, daughter of Maha Salama Ibrahim to Shane Henderson VanTine, son of Russell and Sandra VanTine.

Kyle Raymond Bateh, son of Raymond Z and Donna Bateh to Stephanie Ann Alley, daughter of Wayne and Clair Alley of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Club News:

On September 23rd, our club hosted a Casino Night. The Chairperson, Tyler Bateh, led the efforts for the planning, Ticket Sales, and coordination with various vendors to help make this a memorable evening for all. There were close to 170 guests, who all enjoyed “Casino Style” games like Blackjack, Roulette, Slots, and Craps. Everyone had a great time and our club is hoping to make this a yearly event! Many thanks go out to Chairperson Tyler Bateh for this successful event.

On September 24th, the Captains Choice Golf Tournament was held at Deercreek Country Club. In attendance were 48 golfers in 12 teams of 4. Raffle prizes were awarded and a BBQ dinner was held after the tournament. Proceeds were raised for the club’s charitable giving fund. Many thanks go out to Chairmen Nick Mousa and Issa Odeh for organizing this fun event.

On October 22nd, our club held their annual fall picnic. It was very successful as members enjoyed our traditional dinner, fellowship and fun! Many thanks go out to Chairperson Tania Hanania and her committee for coordinating the fall picnic.

Youth Group News:
In conjunction with our annual fall picnic, our Youth coordinated our annual fall carnival including a Haunted House!! Both events were a huge success and very enjoyable for all. Many thanks go out to the Youth Directors, Christy Farmand Rukab and Katherine Shunnarah Akel: the youth, their parents and all who participated to make it a fun event.

The Jacksonville Community extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the following families:

The Cadora family for the passing of Karim Cadora.

The Bateh families for the passing of Adel Bateh, Adel (Eddie) Bateh Jr and Nabiha Shalley.

The El-Abu and Karanjulian families for the passing of Samira El-Abu Karanjulian.

The Al-Rahil family for the passing of Amira Elias Al-Rahil.

May they Rest In Peace and May their Memories be Eternal.

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 9 @ 10:30am

Bring the family for all the holiday fun!

– Photo Booth
– Crafts
– Breakfast buffet

This event is FREE for members. If you have not paid your dues for this year and would like to attend please be sure to bring a check to pay at the door.

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New Years Eve Party

New Year’s Eve
Featuring Samir Helme & DJ Khalil

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General Assembly Meeting & Bingo

General Assembly & Bingo
Join us for bingo and pizza!

Sunday, November 19 @ 4pm

General Assembly Meeting immediately following bingo.

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Join Us Sunday for a Fall Picnic!

Join us for our Fall Picnic and enjoy a traditional dinner, Children’s Fall Festival and a Haunted House!

Sunday, October 22
Picnic starts at Noon

Children’s Fall Festival
Bring out the kids for fun games and awesome prizes!
Cost: $1 per game

Haunted House
Get ready for a scream at the Ramallah Club Haunted House!
Cost: $2 admission

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New Year’s Eve Tickets

New Year’s Eve Tickets will be on sale for Ramallah Club Members beginning October 1 at 6pm.
Tala Farah will be available before and after the meeting on Sunday to sell tickets and select tables.
Members tickets: $60

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Fall Picnic

Sunday, October 22 @ 12 Noon
Bring the family out for great food, a festival for the younger children and a haunted house for the teens!

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October General Assembly Meeting

October General Assembly Meeting
Sunday, October 1

Meeting will begin at 6pm
Sfiha dinners will be sold starting at 5:30pm

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Hathihe Ramallah News

Baby Boy, Michael Andrew Azzouz born to Andrew and Miranda Bateh Azzouz. His proud grandparents are Anwar “Ed” and Julie Azzouz, and David and Renee Bateh.

Youth Group News:

On Friday, August 4th, the Youth Group had an awesome get together/meeting. They bid adieu to summer with pizza, chips, indoor dodgeball, ping pong and corn hole toss. With almost 40 in attendance it was a great time! A huge thanks goes out to our Youth Group Directors, Christy Rukab and Kathy Akel, for planning this fun event. 

The Jacksonville Community extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the following families:

The Salem and Angelou families for the passing of Mrs. Lila Salem Angelou

The Bateh family for the passing of Mr. Adel S. Bateh

The Cadora family for the passing of Mr. Karim A. Cadora

May their memories be eternal.

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