OBITUARY

Mary Lufty McKaba

July 1, 1920September 18, 2020
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Mary Lutfy McKaba, born on July 1, 1920 in Norfolk, Virginia and passed away on Friday September 18, 2020 at her home in Jacksonville. Mary was the daughter of Charles and Anne (Seergy) Lutfy. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Nellie Haddad and Odell Lutfy, and her brothers Tony and George. Mary grew up in Brooklyn, NY where her family had moved when she was a young child. In 1938, she graduated from Bay Ridge High School. Mary married Bill McKaba in 1947 and they were together for 60 years until his death in 2007. She is survived by her sons Robert (Joann), James (Mary), and daughter Carol Chinn. Mary has 5 grandchildren: Jeanine McKaba, William McKaba, Kathryn Chinn Grammer, Brian Chinn, and Nicholas McKaba, and one great grandchild, Aria McKaba.

In Brooklyn, Mary participated in activities at both St. Anselms Catholic and Fourth Avenue Presbyterian churches. She also served as PTA president at PS 102. In Jacksonville, Mary participated in church activities at San Jose Catholic, volunteered at the WJCT Radio Reading Service for the visually impaired, and served as a line dancing instructor until her early 90’s. Mary was a real estate agent for many years, winning awards for her sales achievements. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing, dancing, and playing cards with friends.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 am on October 5, 2020 at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Cemetery Gazebo, 4801 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida, 32207. “In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Mary to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or give online at https://www.communityhospice.com/give/ . All who attend will need to social distance and wear a mask. Anyone who would like to attend virtually are encourage to do so. To virtually attend services please visit either: https://youtu.be/HrQszGdF-fA or https://youtu.be/S1TuA4SZOcA .

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Christine Nelsen

October 4, 2020

What can I say about Aunt Mary...she was my "favorite" aunt & everytime, she saw you, had a huge smile on her face!!😁 & was very happy to see you! Used to love when she would play the piano & sing....I'll definitely miss my aunt & think of her, fondly...Happy 100th Birthday, Aung Mary!!!💔💞💐🤗

Charles Haddad

September 27, 2020

Good morning Auntmary it’s nephew Charlie. I trust you’ve had a smooth passage and are happy to be with uncle Bill and the Lutfy tribe again. Things have come full circle since the days on Fort Hamilton Parkway. They were precious days indeed. Ten of us in a second floor walk up with one bathroom. Ha. It may have been short on space but very long on love.
I still remember the trips to Riis park and the drop offs of me and my sis at 333 when Gramps would get in a shipment and mom would go in to help. We always had fun playing with Bobby. We always felt like we had two moms.
I could go on and on just let me close by saying you are the best auntie a kid could ever have , see you soon , say hello to all.

Denise Melanson

September 24, 2020

Thanks for all the Easter egg hunts in your backyard, for teaching me how to roll grape leaves, and singing us Syrian songs as kids. Thank you for always dragging out the mini chair that I would insist on sitting in when I came over. You were my first stop when I got my drivers license and greeted me with a big smile and a snack. I will always appreciate your use of outdoor Christmas lights on your indoor tree and all the handmade ornaments that adorned it. Thanks for always having a smile and all the love you gave us. Rest In Peace

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

First Communion...1928
Mary Teresa - 8
George Charles - 6

FROM THE FAMILY

Aunt Sophie (Papa’s sister) with
Mary 16 yrs. George 14 yrs.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Senior Day. High School.

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FROM THE FAMILY

1938 World’s Fair.
Mary and George

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FROM THE FAMILY

First Communion...1928
Mary Teresa - 8
George Charles - 6

FROM THE FAMILY

Aunt Sophie (Papa’s sister) with
Mary 16 yrs. George 14 yrs.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Senior Day. High School.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

1938 World’s Fair.
Mary and George

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FROM THE FAMILY

Mom with sisters Odell and Nellie

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Mom at twenty years old

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