OBITUARY

Omar A. Abdallah

April 12, 1933July 2, 2018

Omar Abraham Abdallah, age 85, died Monday, July 2, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Jerusalem to Ibrahim and Aisha Abdallah and was the middle child of six children. Omar immigrated to Chicago in 1950, and he married Muyassar (Mae) Totah in 1951. Mae predeceased Omar in 2009. Together, Omar and Mae had six children. He served in the Korean War in the 101st Airborne and became a successful businessman, selling insurance for 14 years with Banker’s Life & Casualty. He then became an international businessman with a prosperous import/export business. Omar went on to own the Majik Market on Geyer and Essex Roads in Kirkwood, MO for almost 30 years. Omar truly lived life to the fullest and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren in St. Louis.

He is survived by his children, Sue Taplin, Nancy Abdallah, Sandy Moriarty (Patrick Chavez), Hani Bolin, Dena (Greg) Hemminghaus, and Sam (Lara) Abdallah; and six grandchildren, Samy Selim, Melanie Moriarty, Daniel Moriarty, Jr., Riley Hemminghaus, Connor Hemminghaus and Lila Abdallah. Omar is also survived by his two sisters.

SERVICES: Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa, St. Louis. A Graveside service will follow at 2:15 pm at Our Redeemer Cemetery, 8300 MacKenzie, St. Louis with full military honors. The family would like to extend our gratitude to Moza Hoxha and Monda Mehmeti for their attentiveness and loving care to Omar over the last seven months.

  • FAMILY

  • Ibrahim Abdallah, Father
  • Aisha Abdallah, Mother
  • Muyassar "Mae" (nee: Totah) Abdallah, Wife
  • Sue Taplin, Daughter
  • Nancy Abdallah, Daughter
  • Sandy (Patrick Chavez) Moriarty, Daughter
  • Hani Bolin, Son
  • Dena (Greg) Hemminghaus, Daughter
  • Sam (Lara) Abdallah, Son
  • He is survived by six grandchildren, Samy Selim, Melanie Moriarty, Daniel Moriarty, Jr., Riley Hemminghaus, Connor Hemminghaus and Lila Abdallah. Omar is also survived by his two sisters.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Omar A. Abdallah

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Michael Kleinkemper

July 4, 2018

I spent a lot of time at the Abdellah house growing up. Mae always had Doritos for us kids, and Omar would be playing his guitar like instrument. One time I asked him to play some popular songs, and he was able to play Elvis “you ain’t nuthin but a hound dog” for me. I always thought he was such a cool Dad. I always felt so welcome there. Sending love to the family. Michael Kleinkemper

Rita Speichinger

July 3, 2018

I was very lucky to have met such a wonderful man. I enjoyed talking to Omar throughout the years. He will be greatly missed but always fondly remembered. Prayers to the family during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Omar Abraham Abdallah, age 85, died Monday, July 2, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Jerusalem to Ibrahim and Aisha Abdallah and was the middle child of six children. Omar immigrated to Chicago in 1950, and he married Muyassar (Mae) Totah in 1951. Mae predeceased Omar in 2009. Together, Omar and Mae had six children. He served in the Korean War in the 101st Airborne and became a successful businessman, selling insurance for 14 years with Banker’s Life & Casualty. He then became an international businessman with a prosperous import/export business. Omar went on to own the Majik Market on Geyer and Essex Roads in Kirkwood, MO for almost 30 years. Omar truly lived life to the fullest and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren in St. Louis.

He is survived by his children, Sue Taplin, Nancy Abdallah, Sandy Moriarty (Patrick Chavez), Hani
Bolin, Dena (Greg) Hemminghaus, and Sam (Lara) Abdallah; and six grandchildren, Samy Selim, Melanie Moriarty, Daniel Moriarty, Jr., Riley Hemminghaus, Connor Hemminghaus and Lila Abdallah. Omar is also survived by his two sisters.

SERVICES: Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa, St. Louis. A Graveside service will follow at 2:15 pm at Our Redeemer Cemetery, 8300 MacKenzie, St. Louis with full military honors. The family would like to extend our gratitude to Moza Hoxha and Monda Mehmeti for their attentiveness and loving care to Omar over the last seven months.