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Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home

11801 Se Mt Scott Blvd., Portland, OR

OBITUARY

Walid Elian Trad

July 16, 1963October 3, 2019

It is with deep mourning and sadness that the family of Walid Elian Trad announces his passing on Thursday, October 3, at the age of 56.

Walid was born in Homs, Syria on July 16, 1963, to Elian and Amoujin Trad. He immigrated with his family to Portland, Oregon at the age of 3, where his parents worked hard to plant their roots and give their children the opportunity to flourish and grow in this new country. Walid graduated from David Douglas High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Portland State University. Highly skilled, Walid went on to be a consultant for different companies in | Singapore, London, Boston, and New York, finally settling back in Portland, Oregon in 2001 to continue in his field as a Director of Software Engineering.

Walid will be missed for so many qualities that he exuded in his life. He was a selfless man who loved with no bounds. His generosity and kindness were known by all who loved him, and he lived his life to the fullest. The oud, cigars, bread and golf were some of his favorite pleasures. He was a master at all he put his mind to, and worked with meticulous attention to every endeavor he decided to undertake. He loved to learn. Most of all, he loved and cherished family.

Walid will forever be in the hearts and minds of his loving and devoted wife, Kristi and his precious daughter Raina, who brought sheer joy and happiness to his life when God brought her into this world. Walid was very close with all his nephews and nieces. Banter, debate and the delight of being with them was a big part of what was important to him most.

Walid’s father Elian preceded him in passing; knowing Walid is rejoicing in Heaven with Elian gives us great comfort and joy in our sorrow. Walid is survived by his loving mother, Amoujin, and his siblings Nizar, Jumana, and Ranya. Walid’s siblings were so loved by him; they knew and enjoyed a close relationship and bond with one another all the days of their lives. Nothing can take away the great pain and sorrow we feel at the loss of our beautiful Walid, but we are forever grateful for having been a part of, and a witness to, such an exceptional life extraordinarily lived.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Mercy Meal Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Memories

Walid Elian Trad

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Sarah Falkenstein

October 12, 2019

I was lucky to work with Wally at PreCash. He was incredibly smart, witty, and always a true gentleman. I loved to hear his stories about Syrian life and the deep love he had for his wife and family. I will treasure those conversations.
To Wally’s family and friends, may you find peace in each other during this difficult time. Wally lived his life to the fullest and he will be missed beyond measure.

Bheki Mkwananzi

October 11, 2019

I just learned about the passing of Walid. I worked with Walid at Precash Inc. Wally was a great man. My heart goes out to his family. May God Bless his family!

Bryon Lauderdale

October 11, 2019

I just heard of the passing of Walid or Wally as I called him. Wally I worked together for 12+ years at PreCash, Noventis, and WEX Inc. He was a great man to work with and for, Wally had a great sense of humor and we would constantly raze each other at work. In 2018, when I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer, Wally was by my side and encouraged me to take time off of work and take care of myself. It was heartening when I heard of his illness at the end of 2018. We both joked about who would return to work first. Wally - you will be greatly missed my brother. Rest in the arms of the Lord. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Kristi and Raina and the rest of the Trad Family.

Evelyn Cheung-Rosling

October 9, 2019

I just learned of Walid’s passing this evening. I am so deeply saddened and give my most heartfelt sympathies to his family.

I met Walid at Gilbert Middle School in 1976. I had moved to Portland from Canada. Walid was the first boy who made me feel welcome. He was so kind and sweet.

You will be missed, Walid. I so wish I had reconnected with you. With fondest memories and love. -Evelyn

Thomas Watson

October 9, 2019

To my brother from high school and longtime friend. May we meet again to smoke cigars and drink whiskey on your next lanai. Blessings to you, your wife, daughter and family. Your awesome presence and joyful memories will fill the world eternally.

Morhaf Trad

October 9, 2019

To all my cousin
I’m so sorry for your loss May God rest his soul in peace

Sam Hasna

October 8, 2019

Walid, an extraordinary human being! Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten!

Nada Dibe Melki

October 7, 2019

Dear Family of Walid,
May his memories be eternal. May God comfort you and keep Walid in your heart .

Nada Dibe Melki

Suzy Hadeed

October 7, 2019

Walid was like a little brother to me, and I will miss him very much. As we grew up together in the church and in SOYO, I was fortunate enough to see what a wonderful, kind, funny and loving man he became. I will miss his beautiful, bright smile that lit up the room and his warm spirit. May God rest his soul and grant comfort to his family in this very difficult time of sorrow. Memory eternal!

Lisa Hamel

October 7, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss.
Let his memory fill your hearts where he will remain
Out of your hands forever in your hearts.

FROM THE FAMILY