Dr. Nabil G. Fahmy
MANSFIELD: Dr. Nabil G. Fahmy, son of Gabra Fahmy and Anissa Haj, died at Liberty nursing home on Friday, December 13, 2013 following a long illness. Nabil was born in Port Said, Egypt on January 2, 1929. He graduated from the University of Cairo Medical School at the age of 22 and completed a general surgery residency. He did volunteer work in The Sudan and also worked at the U.S. Naval Research Center in Cairo.
Nabil married Yvette Massad on February 15, 1957. They came to Ontario, Canada where Nabil completed an internship. Their first son Anthony was born shortly after their arrival to North America. The young family came to the United States and Nabil joined the Army
. Their second son Fred was born shortly thereafter. Nabil served two years in France commanding the 16th field hospital and one year as Chief of Clinical Services at Fort Jay Hospital on Governor's Island, New York.
After discharge from the Army, Nabil completed his residency in Anesthesiology in Youngstown, Ohio. Their third son Andrew was born there.
The Fahmy family then moved to Mansfield where Nabil joined Anesthesia Associates. He practiced from 1965 until his retirement in 1991. Nabil and Yvette spent many winters in Florida because, as he used to say, "you can take the boy out of the ocean but you can't take the ocean out of they boy". Nabil loved the sea and his boat. He was also passionate about golf, swimming, and hunting. Mostly though, he was passionate about his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Yvette, sons Dr. Anthony (Dr. Julie Tome) Fahmy, Fred Fahmy, Dr. Andrew (Lynn) Fahmy, as well as sisters Ammal Jammal, Nadia Fahmy, Pauline Fahmy and brother Anthony (Kathy) Fahmy. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jackie, Monique, Matthew, and Andy whom he cherished as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a great man who believed in honesty, hard work, and faith. He lived a rich and interesting life and often said he had no regrets. He was dearly loved by his family.
Family and friends are invited to call Monday, December 16, 2013 from 5-7p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington Springmill Rd., Mansfield. Funeral services, conducted by Father Jeremy Miller, will be held Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:00am.m at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 104 West First Street, Mansfield. Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Online guest registry at www.wappner.com