OBITUARY

Ishak Mitri Akel

November 27, 1949October 13, 2010

Ishak Mitri Akel passed away at 60 years old surrounded by his loving family on October 13, 2010. He was born in Ramallah, Pallestine and immigrated to the US in 1969. He lived in New York for most of his time then moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1992 with his family. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Mitri and Neimah Akel and loving sister Mourom Akel Gerber. Ishak was a well known business man who had an amazing way with people. He owned and operated several Akel’s Deli’s in New York and Florida, along with his brothers Sami and Marwan. He was an avid outdoors man. He loved to tend to his yard and gardens which were the envy of the neighborhood. He always had a welcoming and loving presence about him. Surviving are his loving wife of 32 years, Victoria, two children, Tanya (Paul) Ganim and Mitri Ishak Akel, two granddaughters, Alexis and Leena Ganim , brothers, Sami Akel (Janet), Marwan Akel (Betty), sisters, Rima El-Abu (Hanna), May Zarou, nieces, nephews, many other relatives and dear friends. A Trisagion will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm with visitation starting at 6:00 pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL. The funeral will be Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 am at St. John the Divine, 3850 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207 with Rev. Fr. Kamal Al-Rahil officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com.

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Mona Wright

November 6, 2010

Dear Vickie, Marwan & Sami; My most sincere condolences to you all. I'm truly overwhelmed by the news of Issac's passing. He was the kindest & sweetest "MAN" I 'ever' had the pleasure of knowing. He was definitely "One of a Kind"!!! And will always & forever be missed. The world lost a great loving husband, father, brother & dear friend; but Heaven gained a Saint.

Donna Padgug

October 19, 2010

To the wonderful family now feeling the loss of one so dear, we are thinking of you and want you to know that Ishak Mitri Akel helped to create the atmosphere of love that you all demonstrate. My deepest sympathy.
Donna Padgug (The Center Building)

Ghassan Nabih Akel

October 18, 2010

Dearest Cousin., You have been chosen to enter the Kingdom of Heaven as God, The all Mighty has a path in Heaven chosen for you and an Angel of our father who art in Heaven.Who have been a Guilding Light to all of us and hold a special bond to each and every one of us,your presents will always be near,yet so far away,You will always be in our thoughts each and everyday.

We will miss you always,but We shall meet again in The Kingdom of Heaven.

Your Cousin Ghassan Nabih Akel

Ghassan Nabih Akel

October 18, 2010

Ishak Mitri Akel is my 1st cousin and will always be remembered in our hearts he will be missed by all of us,but he has'nt gone,he live within our heart and is part of our everday life. We will miss you Cousin. May God Rest your Soul

Ghassan Nabih Akel

Tom Rauth

October 18, 2010

My prayers are with your family on your great loss. He was true servant and loved what he did evident with the smile he always wore. God Bless!!

@ the Center Building

Ed Ludwig & Family

October 16, 2010

Marwan & Family, So very sorry for the loss of your brother. Although I never met him, being related to you he had to have been a wonderful, kind and good man. You are in our prayers and thoughts. May God grant you His Comfort, Peace and Love at this most difficult time. The Ludwig Family

Mary Roman

October 16, 2010

Ishak was an amazing, sweet man! He always made me smile when I would see him to get breakfast at the Center Bldg. He will be deeply missed. God bless Ishak and his family my prayers are with you all.

With Love...

Mary Roman

October 16, 2010

Ishak was an amazing, sweet man! He always made me smile when I would see him to get breakfast at the Center Bldg. He will be missed deeply. God bless Ishak and his family, you are in my prayers.

With Love...

Michele LaGatta

October 16, 2010

Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with with you all. Mr Akel always had a smile and was so friendly
with everyone. You will never be forgotten :)

October 16, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to the Akel family

He will always be watching over his wonderful family...

God be with you

Jays grand-parent...Jules & Norma Abbosh