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Angelle M. Adlay

August 14, 1948June 29, 2019
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Angelle M. Adlay – Ventura, CA: August 14, 1948 – June 29, 2019

On the morning of Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the age of 70, our beautiful sister passed away peacefully at her home in Ventura surrounded by her family. Angelle was born in Qena, Egypt and was the eldest of five children.

Angelle was the Lion of the family and was always a true leader and humble servant. She bravely emigrated to America at the age of 22 and blazed the trail for our family to follow. Angelle was extremely devoted to her family and her Christian Faith and worked tirelessly to make our lives better. We owe her everything.

Angelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and received additional technical education and worked as a Computer Instructor at private technical education centers as well as a Senior Computer Programmer for the County of Santa Barbara and the City of Simi Valley. Angelle enjoyed gardening, writing and surfing the Web and loved nature and the outdoors.

Angelle is survived by her sister, Marcelle; and three brothers, Adel, Raafat and Sami. Our sister now continues her eternal journey in Heaven joining our Mom and Dad. We will miss her deeply.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at Ted Mayr Funeral Home Chapel, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA 93003. Funeral Service will be held at Saint Mary of Egypt Coptic Orthodox Church, 23986 Pine Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321, on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow the service, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura, CA 93003, at approximately 1:30 pm.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to TedMayrFuneralHome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, July 5, 2019

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Raafat Adlay

July 14, 2019

My dear sister Angelle was the guiding light of our family. She was tireless in caring and being in service with a loving heart. She always cared for the needy and those in need of help. She was an example of true Christian life dedicated to the service of others. Angelle is the angel of our family and a gift from God to have her for our sister. Her good deeds have followed her and now she rests in the peace and joy of Christ and all the angels and saints. May we follow her example and be together with her and all of our loved ones.
Your brother,
Raafat

Marcelle Adlay

July 14, 2019

Angelle, you're not only my only sister, but my best friend. To say I miss you could never articulate the hole in my heart. You loved life and people-you were always eager to help and give of yourself. You never said anything ill about anyone-your loving heart always understands. Your sacrifices are so many to count -your memories and good times are eternal and forever, and now you live forever more meeting Jesus only to hear:
COME MY FAITHFUL SERVANT TO INHERIT THE KINGDOM- WHAT I HAVE PREPARED FOR YOU SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME-you are deserving of that glory.
You will always be in my thoughts and prayers only to ask God to give more and more to a wonderful person who made a difference with everyone she made contact with - I love you always.

Your loving sister
Marcelle

Sami Adlay

July 13, 2019

Angelle was my Big Sister and my very Best Friend in the whole world.
Angelle was deeply devoted to our family and her Christian Faith. Angelle courageously emigrated alone from Egypt to America at the age of 22 seeking a better life for our family. She used to take our mother and walk from car to car and distribute Christian pamphlets on windshields to draw people to our faith. Angelle used to distribute Saint John’s Gospel to friends and strangers alike. Angelle would also buy children’s picture Bibles and give to children on Christmas. Angelle wrote a screenplay to chronicle the life of fourth century Coptic Christian Pope Athanasius and his vision of the afterlife, all to attract as many people as possible to the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His promise of eternal life.
My earliest childhood memory of my Big Sister is having her buy me candy on her way home from high school. Angelle bought me my first student trumpet when I was in elementary school, and she took out a loan to buy me my first professional trumpet in High School. Angelle also took out a loan and bought me my first car, a 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix when I was in High School. She worked hard to put me through College while going to College herself. Everything I have, everything I am, I owe to Angelle. I could never come close to repaying her for her selfless love and dedication.
I wish I had more time to spend with Angelle, but the Lord called her Home and His will be done. She is now in eternal glory with the Lord looking down upon us from Heaven and wishing that we would not be sad. I know from my experience with losing my Mom and Dad that time will help heal the wounds of separation. All I know at this moment is that my life feels empty because my Big Sister is not here. I miss Angelle so very much and I will cherish my memories of Angelle until we are together again.
Your ever loving brother,
Sami.

Adel Adlay

July 13, 2019

Angelle had a beautiful, unique and kind personality. She was always there when people needed her help, she loved everyone without exception. She was my inspiration and very dear to my heart and will always be. May her soul rest in paradise and remember me in front of our lord.
Your brother.
Adel Adlay

Mark Howell

July 13, 2019

I worked with Angelle at the County of Santa Barbara and we became friends. One of her most endearing qualities beyond that big smile was her passion about anything she cared about. She would always inquire about my family and always sent her blessings their way. We shared stories of our families often and I know she loved her family with every fiber of her being. There were many, many stories of her brothers and beloved sister. She would always make sure to share various foods that her family enjoyed with my family. My son became a big fan....! I am sure she twisted Marcelle’s arm to cook those dishes for us.

Our desks were very close to each other and I have very fond memories of hearing her speaking Arabic on the phone to her family. She even attempted to teach me some words in her native language, which were not mastered by this student. She always praised the effort.

Angelle and I worked together on many projects and I was very sorry when she decided to move on to another employment opportunity. But in true Angelle fashion, she made sure that every detail was documented before she departed.

To her family - she loved you all without reservation and would do anything for you. It was obvious as any discussion of her brothers or sister made her face light up.

Our hearts are sad that she has passed, but we were so lucky to have known her.

Blessings to you all.

Mark Howell and family

NADER MANSI

July 12, 2019

Angelle was so dear to our hearts and has departed earth to dwell in that which is heavenly. She was such a bless and an 'Angel' as her name is derived from her true personality. She was loving and helpful and we remember nothing but good things about her. The Good Lord chose her to be with Him, to dwell with Him and His Saints. Although we are missing her, yet we know that the brighter side is in heaven, where there is no more pain nor sickness nor tears nor evil, but only good things that no ear has heard nor an eye has seen, those things which the Good Lord has prepared for His beloved.

She fought the good fight and endured and now she is crowned in Heaven. We ask her to pray on our behalf that we may follow her path to heaven and the link that was once broken will be restored again as one family in Heaven.

The Lord Jesus comfort the family and dwell within them and give them peace as a the prince of peace, who gives not as the world gives, but from His Goodness.

Glory be to Him unto the ages of all ages. Amen

-Nader Mansi -07/12/2019

Laurie Kurilla

July 12, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Angelle for many years at the County of Santa Barbara. She began as my employee and became my long-time friend. She always smiled and had a positive attitude no matter the circumstances. She was kind and gracious to everyone. Although she didn't talk about her personal life very often, it was obvious that she cherished her family. She was a diligent worker, always working hard to accomplish the impossible under tight deadlines. I knew I could trust her to do whatever needed to be done. I wish we didn't live far apart as I would have enjoyed her company more frequently. I know the world will be a little less bright without her.

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Biography

Angelle M. Adlay – Ventura, CA: August 14, 1948 – June 29, 2019

On the morning of Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the age of 70, our beautiful sister passed away peacefully at her home in Ventura surrounded by her family. Angelle was born in Qena, Egypt and was the eldest of five children.

Angelle was the Lion of the family and was always a true leader and humble servant. She bravely emigrated to America at the age of 22 and blazed the trail for our family to follow. Angelle was extremely devoted to her family and worked tirelessly to make our lives better. We owe her everything.

Angelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and received additional technical education and worked as a Computer Instructor at private technical education centers as well as a Senior Computer Programmer for the County of Santa Barbara and the City of Simi Valley. Angelle enjoyed gardening, writing and surfing the Web and loved nature and the outdoors.

Angelle is survived by her sister, Marcelle; and three brothers, Adel, Raafat and Sami. Our sister now continues her eternal journey in Heaven joining our Mom and Dad. We will miss her deeply.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at Ted Mayr Funeral Home Chapel, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA 93003. Funeral Service will be held at Saint Mary of Egypt Coptic Orthodox Church, 23986 Pine Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321, on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow the service, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura, CA 93003, at approximately 1:30 pm.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to TedMayrFuneralHome.com.