OBITUARY

Dr. Nabil J. Sayegh

May 4, 1949March 30, 2018

It is with our heartfelt and deep sadness tempered only by the certainty of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, that we announce the falling asleep in the Lord, of the servant of God, Nabil J. Sayegh, on March 30, 2018. NABIL J. SAYEGH, 68 of Upper Nyack, New York, passed into life eternal on Friday, March 30, 2018, while surrounded by his wife, children, siblings, nephews, and cousins. He was born in Jordan to Jamil and Jallilah Sayegh and immigrated to the United States (New York) in 1957. Following the sudden and unexpected passing of his father Jamil in 1965, Nabil, the eldest of 8 children, was left with the heavy responsibility, along with his Mom, to help raise, guide and nurture his siblings. Learning at an early age the need to work hard, Nabil worked tirelessly, and together, he and four brothers became well respected and compassionate physicians in the City of Yonkers and another brother became both an educator and attorney. Nabil also has two sisters, both with their own accomplishments in education. Along with his Mother, Nabil was one of the founding members of his life-long home parish, the Virgin Mary Antiochian Church of Yonkers, New York where he worked throughout his life, giving of his time, efforts, love and contributions and serving as Parish Council Chairman for many years. To all who had the good fortune to meet or know Nabil, they would immediately sense the goodness of his heart, his free expression of love, and his compassion, along with many other gifts that he possessed. An astute man who had a passion for history and political science, Nabil became an accomplished physician and surgeon with a respected and successful practice in Urology in New City, New York since 1984. Numerous testaments of many of his patients will attest to his dedication and personal compassion for his patients throughout his professional career. Well respected and revered by his professional peers, Nabil gave his time and talents to assist whenever his help was needed. It was only two years ago that Nabil was honored by the faculty of Nyack Hospital. He received the "Physician of the Year" award for his professional skills and dedication to his patients and to the hospital. A good friend and personal physician to the late Metropolitan PHILIP, Primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Nabil was awarded the Antonion Medal of Honor for his lifelong dedication of love of the Church. Nabil was a pillar of his family, community, and his church. His presence could always be felt when he entered a room, especially with his bright smile. His personality exuded strength, confidence, and a sense of courage.Nabil was an exemplary husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, father-in-law, cousin, and friend to countless people. He was a respectable member of his community on all levels. A strong-willed man but gentle at the same time, Nabil taught many of his family how to be a “man” in all respects. Nabil is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Jacqueline of almost 40 years, children, Alia (Roy), Zaina (Joseph), James, Paul (Samira), Rima (Shadi), Peter and through them 4 grandchildren Julianna, Danielle, Isabella, Henry Joseph and a fifth expected soon; his Mother Jalilah (Um Nabil), siblings, Nayel, Nader, Nadem, Nacem (James) , Nancy and Rima, many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Nabil was preceded in death by his father Jamil, brother Nazar and nephew Michael. Nabil’s passing into life eternal is a great loss to the family and community at large. A man with respected virtues and strong principles, his absence will be felt across the board by so many who loved and respected him. We know, however, that his children are his legacy and they possess all of the good qualities of Nabil. Two of Nabil's sons, James and Peter, like their father, have dedicated their lives to practicing medicine and helping those in need. Nabil’s passing is a great loss to the family and community. Our hearts are truly broken and the loss of this Giant in our family. We humbly ask for your prayers as we continue to struggle with our loss. Services will be held at the Virgin Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 236 Grandview Boulevard, Yonkers, New York, on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 4 – 8 pm (Wake) and Tuesday, April 3, 2018, funeral service at 10:00 a.m. His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH will preside. In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests that donations be made to the Virgin Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 236 Grandview Boulevard, Yonkers, New York 10710. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Dr. Nabil J. Sayegh

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Fernando Fuentes

April 9, 2018

Dr. Nabil Sayegh was my doctor in Yonkers, New York... He was also by brother.. I will never forget our political and historical conversations. and the times the Sayegh family invited me to their home for dinner. We talked politics and history till the early morning hours

Nabil and his family were gracious with their love and attention to me and my family.
Dr. Nabil Sayegh was a giant in our community, wherever he went, all were attracted to him, because of his intelligence, his humility and his generosity.

He will be sorely missed, but I believe he is with God now and will continue his service to mankind from above. Thank you for allowing me to enter into your life. I am a better man today because of you!

May God grant Dr. Nabil Sayegh eternal peace.

Fernando Fuentes & Isabel Flores Fuentes


Gerard Horvilleur

April 8, 2018

I’m from Nicaragua and a good friend of mine, Ana María Salty, introduced me to her dear uncle, Dr. Nabil Sayegh.

I came to visit Dr. Sayegh at his clinic on 3 occasions and I was always overwhelmed by his kindness and professionalism.

With all due respect, I give my deepest condolances to his dear family and his son, whom I also had the opportunity to meet at the clinic.

Gerard Horvilleur

Ann O'Donoghue

April 6, 2018

Dr. Sayegh, what a great and kind, caring man.
He cared for my father and even made house visits post surgery to assist me in his care. He was always so gentle. He conveyed respect for my father at every turn. Years later, he would stop at our street corner and get out to visit a moment before carrying on with his very busy day.
He would often speak of his family with great love and pride.
I am so very sad for your great loss.
Ann O'Donoghue

Andy Singh

April 4, 2018

Dr Sayegh
You will always be remembered for
your caring and affectionate personality.
I still remember the first day I met you in so much pain and how you helped me in every way you could .
I am sad today and will always remember you and miss you
Thank you for everything Dr Saheejh
Our condolences to the family.

Liviu Nastase

April 3, 2018

I met Nabil when I joined Nyack Hospital in 1995. As a colleague he was always ready to help ,educate, and discuss cases. He became our family urologist and took wonderful care of us with his calm ,reassuring demeanor and warm smile. He was a respected , accomplished doctor,a devoted family man , a great human. It was an honor and privilege to know him; he will always be remembered.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

Kian Rasekhi

April 3, 2018

I met Dr. Sayegh in 2006 through a friend of mine Gino who was one of Dr. Sayegh's patients, having bladder cancer, Dr. Sayegh has been caring for me since then, he truly was the finest doctor & had a golden personality, his beautiful smile & warmth was always inspirational, Nabil & I became good friends almost immediately after we met, the medical care & expertise that Nabil provided for me was above & beyond any expectations & I can truly say that I am here today because he saved my life as well as many other patients of his, I wish I could have done anything to help him, I think that Almighty God wanted him in the Kingdom of Heaven, God Bless him & all his family, he truly will be missed.

Leo Caporale

April 2, 2018

We so saddened by this news. Dr. Sayegh was so, so good to us over the years. We met him back in 1988 when Leo had kidney stones. We thank our brother in law, John Fitzpatrick, for introducing us to him. He was truly a God- Sent . He treated us like family and alleviated all of our concerns. We met him at several functions over the years and he always welcomed us with open arms. He clearly has a place in heaven. May God Bless you all and may he Rest In Peace.
Leo & Linda Caporale

Mark Greenberg

April 1, 2018

I met Nabil in the 10th grade at Yonkers high school. We both played football and became instant friends. Over the last 20 years Jackie and Nabil and my wife MARIE and I had great times. Nabil is one of the finest people I have ever met. My life has been better because he was part of it. He was also a life saver when it came to my health
I will miss him .

Theresa Collins

March 31, 2018

Dr. SAYEGH, had been currently caring for my Father, Eugene, as his patient in New City. Myself as well as my family were for a short time fortunate enough to have met Dr. SAYEGH. He was a Wonderful, Caring, Compassionate, Doctor to my Dad. We are so grateful for his expertise. We are All so saddened by this news, and Pray for him and his entire Family at this difficult time. May he rest in Peace. Thank you, Theresa Collins-Barbanera

FROM THE FAMILY