Sam Zaki Simaika

November 17, 1934February 11, 2013
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Sam Zaki Simaika

On Monday, February 11, 2013, Sam Z. Simaika of Silver Spring, MD. beloved husband of the late Susan S. Simaika. Loving father of Mona Hall and Leila S. Collins and her husband Donald. Brother of Denise, Mounira and Basil. Grandfather of Derrick, Lindsey, Brendan and Paige. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc., 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075 (exit 6 off Rt. 100) on Friday, February 15, 2013 where a Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am. Inurnment will be held at Meadowridge Memorial Park privately at a later time. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his name to a charity of your choice which would be greatrly appreciated.


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Sam Zaki Simaika

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mario pareja

December 1, 2017

Heart broken to hear of his passing. Dr. Simaika was my professor at Howard University. Truly a great man who inspired me to strive for greatness. His impact in my life is immeasurable. I will miss him till the end.

December 18, 2013

Sam was my teacher at Howard University a work colleague and a friend who was one of many who helped me in my career. I am saddened by his passing.

Philip Aaron Lacy (Clinton, MD)

Augusto Tono

October 23, 2013

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October 23, 2013

Augusto Tono

October 23, 2013

I knew Sam since 1979 while working at Cohen and Karydas, a local Architectural firm. I drew inspiration from his passion for his work and his dedication to excellence. We later became good friends and shared many moments together.
I just found out about his passing. I was trying to get him to go to an architecture seminar with me, as we usually did.
Its a shock and I shall miss him always.
He loved his profession.
A great friend.
Rest in peace.

Harry Robinson

September 18, 2013

The faculty of Architecture at Howard University just received notice of Sam's passing. We are deeply saddened by the notice. He was a trusted colleague and dedicated teacher. Harry Robinson, Dean Emeritus

Ann Marie Moriarty

February 20, 2013

I met Sam only once -- about three weeks ago he came to Adelphi Friends Meeting, and during worship he offered a touching description of his late wife and her work with Quakers, adding that he thought she would be happy that he came and shared with us about her life and work. The worship was deepened and enriched by his message. He will be missed, and remembered in our prayers.

Lorna Malooley

February 20, 2013

My most sincere condolences to you, Mona and Leila and your families on the loss of your mother and father. May they rest with our Lord and may time help ease your grief. God rest their souls.
Lorna Malooley

Pearse Whelan

February 18, 2013

I am Pearse Whelan (13 years old)...
I had known Sam since I was 8 years old. He was a very good person. One of my my favorite memories of him was when I first met him, and he gave me a plant. He said in his country they called that plant a frienship plant, and I still have it today.

Michael Piechocinski

February 17, 2013

Dear Mona, Leila and families,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father Sam and so soon after your mother Suzanne departed us. We have known them over the years at Saints Peter and Paul Church and cherished our friendship. Your parents were inseparable in their love for each other, their daughters, family, friends, and our Lord. They both brought so much to our lives and will be missed. Memory Eternal.
Please let us know the plans for the internment service.

Michael and Alganesh Piechocinski