OBITUARY

John Michael Shaheen

March 31, 1944October 31, 2018
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Charlotte - Mr. Shaheen, 74, passed away on October 31, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 31, 1944 in Detroit, MI, a son of the late John A. and Adelle Barkay Shaheen.

John Michael attended Cooley High School and studied Electrical Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan. John Michael Shaheen had over 50 years in construction and development, led a family-owned and operated business that was originated around 1910 in Michigan. In 1984 he and his brother Lawrence founded Regional Companies in Charlotte, an integrated construction and commercial/industrial development firm, which he worked until his retirement in 2015, and he was widely known for success in developing and managing real estate investments.

In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, John Michael was founder and past president of the Metrolina Phoenician Club, a Charlotte area social club that promote Lebanese heritage and supports various philanthropic activities. Since the early 80’s, the club has provided funds to orphanages and other children's charities in Lebanon. He also served on the Board of Sacred Heart College during the late 80’s thru early 90’s.

John Michael Shaheen is survived by his wife, Mary Sherry Shaheen; his son, John E. Shaheen and daughter-in-law, Amy Purser Shaheen; his daughter, Christine Shaheen Hamilton and son-in law, Charles (Ace) Hamilton; his grandchildren: Nicholas Shaheen, Lily Hamilton, John Patrick Shaheen, Matthew Shaheen, and Elizabeth Shaheen; his brother, Lawrence Shaheen Sr.; and his sisters, Joyce Davenport, Donna Depodesta, and Joan Ste Marie.

A Prayer Service will be held at 6 pm on Monday evening, November 5 at Harry & Bryant, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte, with visitation following until 8 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday the 6th at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Rd., Charlotte with Reverend Frank O’Rourke, Celebrant. Interment will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org.

Services

  • Prayer Service followed by Visitation Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, November 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

John Michael Shaheen

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Kathy Pominville

November 4, 2018

To all the family,
We were so very sorry to hear about John. We send our deepest sympathy and hugs to you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers --
From your cousins,
Kay, Mike, Ted and Marie Pominville

Lou Gervais

November 4, 2018

To the family of John Michael Shaheen. My you and your family be in peace with the life of John Michael Shaheen and the he lead on earth. From an early age my memory of your family coming together with the DePodesta's were always fun and special. John's personality from what I remember larger than life. A kind, gentle and compassionate man whose life now must be carried by everyone that had the opportunity to meet such a beautiful soul. Our prayers, hopes and well wishes are with John's family at this time.
The Gervais's (Eleanor, Lou-Jnr, Denise/Jim and John/Barb).

Jacqueline Shaw

November 3, 2018

We came into this life in the same year, children of sisters who eagerly awaited our birth. We have been friends throughout and have shared many lively conversations about lifes's ups and downs as though time had never passed in between. I will miss your laughter and friendship, you will always be in my heart. Rest in peace, dear cousin. My deepest sympathy to all of your family for this profound loss.

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