My deepest sympathies with your dearest family and parents. Never did meet you. A dear friend at Chruch that knows your family told me about the brave person that your family knows you are. May your memory be eternal.
In memory of a cousin I never met but grew to know through his art. All whose roots reside in Marjayoun will never be able to repay the debt of bringing us along on his journey home. Prayers are owed for eternity for Anthony and his children. May God bless all he touched and those who will be touched by his words in perpetuity.
To the Wonderful Shadid Family:
The World has lost a great human being and the great Anthony Shadid is irreplaceable. There will never be another Anthony Shadid! I admired Anthony's work in journalism and his integrity was of the highest repute. I read his book "House of Stone" and Anthony took me on an escapade to the Middle East, a place I knew nothing about! There he taught me how to appreciate my family roots. And I also met all his friends, family members, neigbors, business people, and every conceivable person who worked on reconstructing the House of Stone. I cried for you Anthony even though we have never met. My heart goes out to the Shadid family and we all know that TONY is in a safe place. Walk Good dear Tony may the stars and the sun shine sweetly on your handsome face.
Now, the world is a lesser place. Peace be upon him.
I'm heartbroken for the loss to his family, and my thoughts are with them. The world will be all the worse for the loss of his voice.
My heart hurts for you Nada. I just saw you on television. What an incredible legacy he has left but I know that may be little comfort, Our son died this past June. He was 27. We were so close. When you said you would have a hard time doing the things you did together, I can only tell you that the deeper your grief, the deeper your love for he who has passed. Rest in peace Shadid. Leta Goldberg
Dear Rhonda, May god bless you and your family at this time of grief.
To the Shadid Family. I am so sorry for this terrible loss. He was a wonderful writer and Human Being. I love what he did in Marjeune. My Family also came from Jedijet,Marjeune in 1898 and settled in Greer County on a farm at Brinkman,Okla.My Grandfather was Absoumra(Sam) Kouri.We are all relatives some way.
God Rest His Soul. MEMORY ETERNAL
Catherine Kouri Massad
May He Rest in Peace. And May His memory be eternal. Amen!
To the Shadid Family! Our hearts goes to you. May the Lord give yo strength, and may his memory be eternal. I,too, from Lebanon, and from Jdeidet Marjeyoun. I am Kouri, lived also, in Kansas. Take care! And keep the good memory of Anthony! Love
To our Dear Friend Buddy & Family.
I am so very touched by Tony's passing. We enjoyed each others emails over the years. What a treasure trove of information. We spoke of our G-Fathers homes in Marjayoun. He was so very kind to answer my first email several years ago. I will miss him & Know God Will be with him always.
You may know I have been corresponding with Tony for several years. I was proud to send him the work I have done on our Tribal Family. He wrote that he enjoyed it very much.
God Bless You Anthony Shadid, your wife, children and family! You have made a real difference, not only in the Middle East and Worldwide, but here in Oklahoma and will be missed by so many! Also may God Bless our Marjeyoun, Lebanon. I'm sure everyone there is so proud of the work you did, not only as a great journalist and great example of love and courage, but the work on your family home and will miss having you visit! God Bless!!
Dear Nada and family - so many tributes and stories about Anthony. In 2006,I sent Anthony an email expressing my admiration and appreciation for his brilliant writings. Of course, he replied and continued to reply to my emails over the years. Not once did he fail to send me an email thanking me for my support. My Father was born in Marjeyoun and Anthony always connected with people from Marjeyoun.
His humility captured the hearts of the people in Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq. When I met him, his humility was evident immediately in our conversation. When his son was born, I sent something to him and Nada in Cambridge. I saved the beautiful card and eloquent comments he sent to me. His legacy is a proud one for all of us especially to his family....Affectionately - Nadia Abou Samra Benab
Shadid Family, Our prayers and hearts are with you. We did not get to meet Anthony, but through Shannon and his books we felt we knew him. Sending our Love Dr Gary Rein and Max
"God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice; but God's hand is in every translation, and his hand shall bind up all our scattered leaves again for that library where every book shall lie open to one another. " John Donne
Your son translated the stories, the miseries and the truths of war and turmoil in the middle east. Our family deeply admires him and has only prayers and the deepest respect for his family.
Our condolences to the Shadid Families.
He was a brilliant journalist and I will miss him
To the Shadid family, my prayers and condolences go out to you. It is a sad day for his family, friends and the world. He was a pioneer in everything he did in his life. The world has lost a great person.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I am truly sorry for your lost. In your time of bereavement, know that God assures us that we will see our loved ones again. I'm sure that with the help of our loving Heavenly Father, your family, and friends you will be able to endure this trial. May your memories give you comfort.
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Anthony Shadid. May your precious memories and the Father of tender mercies and the God of all
comfort ease the pain of your grief.- Isaiah 61:2.
With deepest condolences to the Shadid family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with Peace and Comfort to endure the days ahead.
My heartfelt condolences to Mr. Shadid's wife and children and to all of his colleagues in the Media. I had the pleasure of speaking with him a couple of times when I worked at The Boston Globe Store. I remember him fondly.
My deep heartfelt sympathy to the family of the bravest journalist Anthony Shadid. He was one of the best correspondence for those risky locations A person can just imagine how he sacrificed for his job knowing he had an asthma disease.That means he love his job.God Bless yor soul Anthony......M.Crane.
Our hearts go out to his family also. My husband and I still pray for and care about others losses even though we have been battling brain cancer and we would also pray for his wife and children at this time.
I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Shadid has passed away. He was an outstanding journalist. My prayers go out to his family.
Kathleen Kearns McFarland
May the Holy Spirit comfort you all in your time of grief. May we all celebrate the life of Anthony Shadid and his true and compelling vignettes of the lives caught in the paths of war's madness. Thank you, God, for sharing this child, this man, this father with us.
My heartfelt sympathies to the entire Shadid family, and especially to Laila. I remember you from your time in Brookline and know how much you look forward to spending time with your very loving Dad.
RIP Anthony Shadid and thank you for your quest to bring the world the truth! Condolences to the family.
When I opened up my facebook page, that was the first thing I saw posted by our cousin in Oklahoma City, Brenda Shadid Wilson. I was shocked. Even though I had never met Anthony, I followed a lot of his sories about the Middle East. My heart is broken for the family of this daring young man. He is a great loss to the Shadid families all across the world. To his immediate family I wish to express my sincere condolences. I know he was loved and honored by masses of people who followed his writings and reporting. May he rest in peace now that his journey is over.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
To The Shadid Family
With deep sympathy and a heavy heart ,I write these words for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in all the pleasant memories that you have, and may they comfort you, and bring you strength, in your time of grief. May you also find comfort with the thoughts below:
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
This verse found @ Isaiah 49:13 has comforted me, I hope that t comforts you as well.
With Deepest Sympathy
May the eternal light shine upon him...
To the Shadid Family:
Please accept my sincerest sympathies for the loss of your beloved
Anthony! I will celebrate Mass for him and the entire family at the Catholic Army Chapel at Camp Walker, Daegu, Korea, where I am stationed. The Lebanese-Americans have been a blessing to me in my priesthood. God bless you in your time of sorrow! Requiescat in pace!
My thoughts and prayers go out to Anthony's family at this time. I never met him, but I knew many of his family from my time growing up and living in Oklahoma. I am so saddened that his great heart and talent is gone too soon. May God comfort you all at this time. "May there be light on his spirit and eternal peace on his soul."
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Dear Family, you have our deepest heartfelt condolences. May God be with you to bring you comfort and peace through this difficult time. He promises us at Isaiah 61:2, 25:8 "he will actually do away with death forever...will certainly wipe the tears from all faces."
Journalists are special people in my book, but Anthony superseded his requirements. He was a great father, husband and human being. Mrs. Shadid, there are many, many thoughts and prayers from all of us. This is an insurmountable loss to you and the kids, but you will make it through with God's help and dwelling on the wonderful memories you have of Anthony. Prov3:5-6
May the Shadid Family be strengthened by Almighty God through this sad time, and may the love and caring of friends be bonding. Hope is promised for "life now and that which is to come". Take care.
A patriot for humanity...our loss is heavens gain...
To the Anthony Shadid family in New York and Rhonda and Buddy Shadid in Oklahoma City. As a distant cousin who corresponded with him several times, I will miss him greatly. He helped me find out part of my family history. The world has lost a good man. May God walk with you and yours.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. As a journalist he cannot be replaced...I can only imagine your personal loss and grief...my heart goes out to you..
To the Shadid family: Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear son, husband and father. What a shame to have lost such an amazing and dedicated journalist at such a young age! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! The Azar family from Tulsa and the Mery family from Dallas
World has lost a big one!! Shadid RIP
I am so sorry for your loss. Anthony was a wonderful journalist with an incredible way of writing. May you be at peace knowing that he died doing what he loved. Shalom Aleichem
Condolences to the family and friends of Anthony Shadid.
To the family of Anthony Shadid, sorry for the lost of your loved one may god be with you at this difficult time.
Anthony was always loved, IS loved and gave love in return. Thank You God for this amazing gift. Shalom
May You REST IN PEACE FOREVER!!! I heard your Father crying on interview. Made me cry also. My Prayers are with your family now. God Bless!!!
How very sad to experience the loss of such a valuable, unique individual with so much more to accomplish.
May the family of Anthony Shadid find consolement from knowing God cares for you and will lift your spirits and give you strength during this difficult time.
I am in tears. What a beautiful life and a person we can all admire. My prayers and love are extended to the family.
My deepest condolences to the Shadid family. Anthony Shadid was the very definition of what a journalist should be. He and his exemplary work will be missed very much.
Too sad. Condolences to his family. R.I.P. Anthony Shadid.
Thank you so very much for sharing Anthony with the world!! He allowed all of us to truly know and understand what was happening. Prayers and loving thoughts for all of you
God bless and strengthen the Anthony Shadid family: The father, wife, children and other relatives. We share your grief for a notorious spokesman of the downtrodden, and may we be of help to you and your children in times of need.
I was a fraternity pledge brother of Anthony's at OU. He stood next to me at our "line-ups" and we shared a lot of challenging times and fun times together as we became members of the fraternity. Anthony was such a force of nature - funny, so damn smart and passionate. We were so sad to see him leave for Wisconsin but knew it was best for him personally and academically. This is such a senseless death and for someone so important to the understanding of what is happening in the middle east. Rest well Anthony, we will miss you.
I am so sorry for this loss. He will be missed by many of us he never knew. I will keep his family in my prayers.
Our deepest condolences to all the Shadids. Anthony was a remarkable reporter who cared so deeply. Keep your memeories close to your heart for he will live there forever. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Mary & Jim Tilford
A word of comfort for your family.
You can look forward to the time when the Almighty will speed of the day when sickness will be no more and when it will no longer rob you of your loved ones."To the Sovereign Lord belong the ways out from death."-Psalms 68:20.
I am deeply saddened by your terrible loss.
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A great and gifted journalist, gone far too soon. Our deepest sympathy to his family in Oklahoma. As the husband of a Lebanese woman who has experienced war, I am especially grateful for his coverage about the Lebanese people's suffering during the events of 2006. Rest in Peace, sahafi akbar..
This is so sad for someone so young. My heart goes out to the family.
It was my privilege to be one of Anthony's high school teachers. I am devastated for his family and friends, as well as for the loss of his compassionate advocacy of those so in need of his voice. He was a rare and gifted human being. All of the Shadids are in my thoughts and prayers.
My warm heart and deep love to the family and close friends of such a courageous, kind-hearted, self-sacrificing, caring and loving man. Anthony's pleasant and happy spirit will always be fondly thought of and dearly missed until the very day that God resurrects him to perfect human health where he will live on a paradise earth forever free of war
My deepest condolences to his family and friends. We all appreciated his valuable work.
So sad to hear. His words showed the bravery in his heart.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I attended the event at the Memorial last April and had an opportunity to speak one on one with Anthony. He was so good at what he did but remained the humble and compassionate person he was. I am shocked and saddened. I will never forget Anthony. My heart goes out to his family.
Thank you, his family, for sharing him.. He showed us a world we would never have known otherwise! May he rest in peace. My prayers are with you and yours!
A hero, a husband, and and a father has fallen. Condolences to the family and friends and to the people of the middle east who have lost a voice for their plight.
An honorable man has died. Deepest sympathies to his family.
Anthony was amazing! His words didn't just touch our ears but also our hearts. You have my sincere condolences and sympathy for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.
I am shocked and very saddened to hear this news. My prayers are with the Shadid family.
Our families condolences to the Shadids and their extended family. What a courageous and beautiful life of passion he exhibited.
So very sorry to hear about Anthony's passing. He was my student in the 8th grade and I am very proud of all he accomplished in his much too short life. My condolences to his family.