News Death Notice
ABEBE, Emahoy (Nun) Tewabech was born on February 27, 1922 to her mother Mamite Tesfa and her father Abebe Abraham in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. She immigrated to the United States in 1979 and initially resided in New Jersey and subsequently moved to Dayton, OH. She passed away of natural causes on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 11:20pm at Miami Valley South Hospital in Centerville, OH. She is survived by her brothers and sisters: Dr. Eshetu Abebe, Abeiy Abebe, Roman Abebe and Azmera Abebe; her five children: Tefferi Melaku and wife Amsale Abegaz of Morristown, NJ; Sahelu Melaku and wife Yemisrach Mekonen of Centerville, OH; Yabsera Melaku and husband Mehari Belay of Silver Spring, MD; Tesfa Melaku and wife Firdos Yassin of Centerville, OH; Alemnesh Melaku and husband Mesfin Fesseha of Waynesville, OH; her twelve grandchildren: Yayine Melaku, Tezzita Melaku, Mikhail Melaku, Theodros Melaku, Samuel Belay, Dr Anteneh Belay, Hillina Belay, Melaku Belay, Martha Belay, Selam Melaku, Gabriel Habteselassie and Megdelawit Habteselassie; her four great-grandchildren: Mignote Taddese, Hiwote Taddese, Leia Asmerom, and Nathniel Asmerom of New Jersey. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Greek Orthodox Church, 500 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405. Burial services will be held at 1:00 PM at Miami Valley Memorial Garden, 1639 East Lytle Five Points Road, Centerville, OH 45458. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Deberhail Kidus Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, 925 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45405.