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We say goodbye for now to Ibrahim Ammary, beloved husband of predeceased wife Nahida Douna Ammary, and husband to current wife, Wadiaa Sukeria; father to 8 loving children, Nawal, wife of Atef; Salloum, husband of Margaret; Adnan, husband of Sana; Imad, husband of Carolyn; Atef, husband of Donna; Nahla, wife of Tony; Elias, husband of Colleen; and Hadia, wife of Youssef; grandfather of 26 and great grandfather of 21. Ibrahim was predeceased by siblings, Azizzah Hadeed and Elias Amory (Ammary).
Our beloved Baba and Jido peacefully left this earth in the comfort of his home on March 14 surrounded by his family. Ibrahim was born in Amar, Syria, where he made his home with his wife, Nahida. It was evident to all that knew Ibrahim that he loved Syria, and he had passion for his olives. He professed his love to the beauty of the land, and he had an organic bond to the earth. He embarked upon every facet of life in order to provide for his family. He was a skilled hunter and very physically strong. He made many contributions to his home village of Amar, Syria and was held in high respect for his contributions and accomplishments. However, half of his heart was in America where his children and remaining family resided. He never missed an opportunity to encourage his children or grandchildren, share his adventures, educate his loved ones about eating healthy and share his knowledge of organic farming. He encouraged his loved ones to be the best and to take chances to succeed. He was extremely affectionate with his great-grandchildren and spent time visiting, teaching and becoming a loving fixture in their lives. He would often say his great-grandchildren were his soul. Ibrahim's presence filled the room and his love was bountiful. Ibrahim had lots of natural talents. It was always amazing what you learned about him personally and how skilled and handy he was at fixing and repurposing. His grandchildren loved to watch him play backgammon and cards. He was a leader to his family, as we all have such sadness in having to say farewell to our beloved patriarch. One of the greatest memories is that of his grandchildren spending countless hours playing at his home. Another favorite tradition was eating Syrian brunch with our beloved Baba and Jido. Ibrahim spent his last several days visited by family and calling to his loved ones by name, recognizing his loved ones uniqueness and celebrating them. He taught us to love the simple things. His love is his legacy.
Services: Viewing hours will 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 17 at St. George Orthodox Church, 1011 Catasauqua Ave, Allentown, with viewing 10 to 11 in the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to made to St. George Charity Fund.