Beshara M. Youakim
November 15, 1932 – February 9, 2021
Beshara M. Youakim, 88 of Chicago was born November 15, 1932 in Palestine to Michael and Christina Youakim and passed away February 9, 2021. Beshara was the beloved husband of the late Cecilia (Silva); loving father of Michael (Andrea) Youakim, Mary (Thomas) Martin and Caroline (Octavio) de la Rosa; cherished grandfather of Edward, Jonathan, Norah, Alexander, Nathaniel and Andrew; dear brother of Lawrence (Linda) Youakim, Henry Youakim, Lucy Youakim, Johnny (Naela) Youakim and the late Bernadette (Kamil) Atwan and Anton (Lucy) Youakim and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, February 15, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation. A private Funeral Mass for family only will be Tuesday at St. Raymond de Penafort Church and will be livestreamed beginning at 9:45 AM at www.twitch.tv/strayprivate Entombment will be private.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Funeral Service Private, Interment Private
Beshara M. Youakim
February 14, 2021
My brother you were the backbone of our family since childhood. You started from nothing after leaving Palestine in 1948. You began to learn on your own as a young man and taught yourself to become a professional Jeweler. In 1961 you went to Chile seeking a better life where you met your wife Cecilia and later came to the States. You looked after each and everyone of us. You were hard working and dedicated to your family. You raised three wonderful children. You enjoyed working with your hands. You were a master Jeweler and craftsman. You were also giving and kind hearted. I enjoyed spending time with you, every time I learned something new. We started things together when you first came to the US in 1970 and we stood by each other over the years. I must say it was quite an accomplishment. My sister Lucy enjoyed your companionship and always looked up to you as her proud older brother. We will miss you dear brother. Until we meet again may you rest in peace.
Your Brother Johnny, Naela and Christina.
February 11, 2021
My beloved brother Beshara,
You left us so sudden, and you didn't leave time to say goodbye.
You are gone but you are not forgotten, we will always cherish all the memories of our past.
Rest in peace my Brother.
Lawrence and Linda