George Al Hayek

Passed away on August 24, 2010

George Bassam Al Hayek, 26, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, after suffering fatal gunshot wounds while on duty as a security guard in Spokane, Washington. Born in Bethlehem, Palestine, George emigrated to the United States in 2006 to escape the hardships of life under military occupation. He and his wife lived in Washington DC where George worked as a grocery manager for four years. He moved to Spokane in May this year. He was the youngest son of Bassam and Hiam Al Hayek, who reside in Spokane. George is survived by his wife Summer and daughter Natalia, his parents, his four brothers: Juliano, Hanna, Jimmy and Issa and two sisters: Jane and Joumana. The memorial service will be held Friday, September 3rd at 7 pm in St. John the Baptist Antiochian Greek Orthodox Church, 4718 E. Horse Haven Ave., Post Falls, Idaho. The funeral and interment will be held on Saturday, September 4th, at St. John’s at 10:00 am. Following that on at 12:30 pm, a traditional Mercy Meal will be held in Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 12407 E. 16th Ave. in the Spokane Valley. Donations will be accepted at any Washington Trust Bank in George Al Hayek Memorial Fund.


  • Funeral Service Friday, September 3, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, September 2, 2010

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A friend

September 24, 2010

Dear Bassam and Hyam, my heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of the family over the loss of your son George. I pray for peace in your hearts and souls in the knowing that he is with our father in heaven.

Jihad Khair

September 16, 2010

Dear El Hayek Family
We are so sorry for your loss.
our prayers with you and may George's soul rest in peace.

Kathy Laise

September 6, 2010

Dearest Jane, Jomana, Hiam and Bassam,
My deepest sympathies to you and all your family. You are all sincerely in my heart and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
I only just returned to town yesterday, so I apologize for not being able to attend services.
Peace be with you all.

September 4, 2010

I am really sorry for this prayer goes George parent,, Bassam and Heyou and his brothers Jimmy, Hana,Joliano, and Issa, his sisters Jane and God bless his sole and give him a place in paradise...he is for ever to be remembered .....

Sarah Harrison

September 4, 2010

Dear El Hayek family,
I am so so sorry about George.I can't imagine how hard this is.
I just found out today,such a devastating tragedy.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love to you my friends.

leila khoury

September 3, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Rdr. Moses (Musa) Fillmore

September 3, 2010

Dear El Hayeks,
Our hearts are sick at hearing this news. Please know that we are praying that George's soul finds rest, and that your hearts can be comforted.

May his memory be eternal.

"Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb"

Mrs. Lana Katherine Fillmore

September 3, 2010

Dearest Al-Hayek family,

I am so sorry for this terrible tragedy you are going through. I did not know George personally but I knew some of you through Christ the Savior Orthodox Church. I am heartbroken that your family is going through this. My prayers are with you, and may George's memory be eternal.

Debi Hammel

September 2, 2010

Search Light Moms of Spokane wants to tell you how sorry we are for the passing of your George. If there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. We as mothers understand the day to day pain as we search for answers.
Love and Blessings,
Search Light Moms of Spokane

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Mary Saeed

September 2, 2010

RIP Cousin George, we love you so much, you will always be remembered in our prayers....