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Dr. Qais A.
Qais A. Farjo, M.D., of Ann Arbor, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014, in Ann Arbor after courageously battling cancer for four years. He was 43 years old. Born in 1970 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of Anastas and Muna Farjo. On April 24, 1999, he married Rand S. Abdulnour in Ann Arbor, MI at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
He graduated from St. Thomas the Apostle School and Fr. Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor. As a member of the Inteflex program, Qais received his Bachelor of Science (1992) and Medical Degree (1995) from The University of Michigan. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology and fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases at the University of Michigan's W. K. Kellogg Eye Center. He was a Medical Director of the Michigan Eye Bank and was committed to advanced vision restoration techniques with corneal transplantation.
Qais was a devout Catholic, proud parent, and avid Wolverine fan who enjoyed spending free time with his three children and wife. He was a passionate scientist and physician who cared deeply for his patients and would go to extraordinary lengths to help anyone in need. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, colleagues and patients.
Qais is survived by his wife, Rand Abdulnour-Farjo and their three children, Reem, Rafid and Deena, of Ann Arbor; three brothers, Laith (Juliana), Ayad (Karin) of Ann Arbor and Rafal (Krysten) of Oklahoma City, OK; his parents, Anastas and Muna of Ann Arbor; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 2-6 p.m. at the Nie Family Funeral Home, Liberty Rd. Chapel, 3767 W. Liberty Rd. Ann Arbor, MI. There will be a prayer service at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014, 11 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI with Reverend Father James Conlon officiating. There will be visitation from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Monday at the Church. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of gifts or flowers to the family, memorial contributions may be made to the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center or the Michigan Eye Bank. To sign the guestbook and leave a memory, please visit
Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc
3767 W Liberty Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 2, 2014