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Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the services at Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church are reserved for the immediate family. All friends and family are warmly invited to attend the gr...

Nabih R. Samaha

October 8, 1935January 5, 2021

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Nabih R. SAMAHA of Arlington, VA passed away peacefully at the age of 85. He is survived by his loving family, daughters Jacqueline M. Samaha (Marilynn) and Carolyn A. Samaha; brother Issam Samaha; niece Denise M. Kfoury (Finley Horner, Jr) and Loretta Kfoury; great uncle of Nicholas (Danielle), Thomas, C.C., and Shenandoah Rose. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine A.R. Samaha; parents, Rage and Shams Samaha; and several brothers and sisters.

He leaves behind his sisters-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in his country of origin. He also leaves behind numerous friends and neighbors. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 PM (EST) at Holy Transfiguration Melkite Catholic Church, McLean, VA via live stream at Interment to follow at 12:00 PM (EST). If desired, flowers should be sent to Holy Transfiguration Melkite Catholic Church.


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021



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Sugars family

January 14, 2021

To Jackie, Carol, and the Samaha family,
We send our sincere condolences in the loss of your father and loved one. We continually keep you all in our prayers during this time and always. May God continue to bless and keep you.

The Sugars family

Cherryl Clement

January 14, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family. May Mr. Samaha rest in eternal peace.

Fabienne Piccinni

January 12, 2021

May your angel wings carry you to heaven, my friend. We will miss seeing you in your yard, greeting us and joke with us. Thank you for sharing your talents and skills so generously. Thank you for the gardening lessons, for the good humor and good food you shared with us, for the juicy plump tomatoes, and for the baba ghanoush you made for us with your home grown eggplants. The Gatekeeper of Longfellow, you knew what was going on standing at the entrance of our street. We will miss you Sami.

Carol and Jackie, your father was loved and left a mark more than you know. In this difficult time and always, we are sending you our love and prayers. Have faith in the Divine presence surrounding you. Over time, it will ease your pain and healing be there.

With much Love,


Toula and Chris Christou

January 12, 2021

it is with a very heavy heart we say good bye to our wonderful neighbour and friend Sami ! He will be greatly missed by us and the girls. He brightened up our days especially in the spring and summer while he was always outside tending to his yard and greeting the girls from school
To Carol and Jackie our sincere condolences. The Christou’s

Father Ephrem Handal

January 8, 2021

Accept my condolences . May his memory be eternal!