OBITUARY

Ameen Nassif Akel

January 20, 1907October 28, 2011

Ameen passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, October 28, 2011.

Ameen was born in Lebanon in 1907. At the age of 15, together with his eldest brother, he took charge of distributing the overland mail throughout the Middle East: from Beirut to as far as Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran, Amman, and Jerusalem.

While he made his living as a building contractor and an entrepreneur, his passions-besides his family-included winemaking at his winery, farming, and gardening. As a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, the Antiochian Patriarchate recognized him as an Archon of the Church for his many philanthropic deeds.

He immigrated to the United States in 1981, and settled with his family in Clovis, CA. He joined Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Fresno, CA where he was recognized as the Father of the Year in 2005.

Ameen is survived by Nadia, his wife of 67 years; his four sons, George and his wife Dina, and their children Nadia and Anita; Elia,his wife Mireille, and their children Ameen and Victor; Michel, his wife Mona, and their children Madona and Giorgio; and Tony.

Donations may be sent to St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

Services

  • Trisagion Thursday, November 3, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 4, 2011
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November 6, 2011

TANTE NADIA ET TOUTE LA FAMILLE
NOS SINCERES CONDOLEANCES A TOUTE LA FAMILLE
ABOU-GEBRAN L'AIMAIT BEAUCOUPS ALLAH YERHAMOH . C,ETAIT UN GRAND HOMME
MARIE , VALERIE ET GEBRAN BOUTROS

Doris Haddad Malek

November 4, 2011

il n'y a pas de mots assez expressifs pour decrire le grand Homme quenous venons de perdre , il etait un Pere pour nous tous ainsi que toi tante Nadia qui a toujours garde une place dans ton coeur pour tous les neveux et
nieces , nous sommes tres affliges de la perte d'un GRAND HOMME TEL QUE LUI , il nous a toujours considere comme ses propres enfants et ceci a cause de son grand coeur de sa generosite et de tout l'amour qu'il avait pour son prochain , c'etait une vraie legende , tante Nadia que Dieu te donne la sante, et amo Amine sera toujours present dans notre pensee et notre coeur , a Georges , Elie, Michel et Tony ainsi qu'a tous les petits enfants Akel nos plus sinceres condoleances et nos prieres ..
Doris, Malek, Joelle, Karen et Krystel

Denyse Sabagh

November 4, 2011

Dear Family,

Your DC relatives are so sorry to hear about Uncle Ameen. He was an amazing man, a terrific storyteller, loved life and made everyone feel welcome.
We are with you in spirit and holding Uncle Ameen in the light.

Lots of Love, Denyse and Roger, Michele and Jim and the boys and Anne

Jeanne, Elias, Henri,Tino Haddad

November 3, 2011

"Big kisses between your eyes Amo Ameen..." we will always miss you.
The purpose of life is « To live, to love, to learn, leave a legacy and inspire others... ». Amo Ameen did just that... he left a great legacy and inspired us all.
We join the Akels in those difficult moments and specially our 2nd mom Nadia whom we love and admire as well.
May God Allmighty bless his holy soul.
Jeanne, Elias, Henri,Tino

Nicole Abdul-Massih

November 3, 2011

Tande Nadia, je ne chercherai pas à calmer ta douleur, je pleure avec toi ammo Ameen.
Celui que nous venons de perdre était notre pere a tous.
(C'est ce que je ressens vraiment, car même si on vit loin les uns des autres, il trouvait moyen de me transmettre, de sa tendre et pieuse voix, ses benedictions, d'une voix si sincere et VRAIE que j'avais l'impression qu'ils me venaient de mon propre pere!
Si quelque chose peut modérer notre peine, c'est le souvenir de ses vertus ; aujourd'hui il doit jouir de la félicité réservée aux hommes de bien.
Tu sais tante, qu'il l'a méritait, toi le témoin de toutes les actions de sa vie.
Georges, Elie, Michel et Tony n'ont plus que toi, ils te rappelleront à chaque instant leur excellent père. Ta douleur s'attenuera en voyant revivre en eux celui qui n'est plus.
Que Dieu te donne ainsi qu'à mes chers cousins, la force et le courage pour surmonter ces heures difficiles. Et que le souvenir de sa présence reste gravé en vous à jamais et vous procure une certaine paix.
Nous aurions aimé etre aupres de vous pour vous soutenir. Allah yo'otah hal gherbeh!!!
Recevez nos sincères condolèances
Elie, Joe et Nicole Abdul-Massih .

katia tobler

November 2, 2011

Tante Nadia children and grand children

I know that this is a very difficult time for you, your children and grand children. God has always watch over you and your children and he surely won't stop now. Stay close together and continue to be a family. I hope that your family will find peace knowing that God has taken full control.

Sorry I cannot be there to give support, however, we are praying for your family.
Sincerly
Katia Nicole & Pascal Tobler

James Giannopoulos

November 2, 2011

George, Dina and family, you have my deepest sympathies.

James

John Giannopoulos

November 2, 2011

George, Deena, Nadia, and Anita I'm sorry for your loss.

Love John Giannopoulos

Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Chapel

November 1, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY