Norwich - Mohammed A. Salahi, 91, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, surrounded by this loving family.
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Mr. Salahi was born on May 1, 1921, in Jafa, Palestine, and worked as a civil engineer. He survived the Irgun terrorist bombing of the King David Hotel that killed his twin brother, Ibrahim. Then Mr. Salahi, his late wife, Kowther Abdo Ghizawi, and family were forced to flee to Lebanon.
During the 1980 war in Lebanon, he and his wife immigrated to the Untied States to join his children where they proudly became American citizens. Mr. Salahi has eight brothers and sisters who lived all over the Middle East. His sole surviving sister, Alam, resides in Syria.
He loved people, dreamed about peace, and about his beloved house in Palestine. He was an avid fisherman who loved the arts and was an accomplished crafter and master drawer.
Mr. Salahi is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Nader Salahi, Abe and Gail Salahi, and Bassem and Iffat Salahi; his two daughters, Kahdejeh Salahi and Fatina and her husband, Adnan Khalifeh. He is also survived by many grandchildren, Jamelah Stone, Zienah Salahi, Ramy and Rania Salahi, Bilal and Sarah Khalifeh, and Maha, Susan, Sonia, Fadia, and Mona Bakri; along with many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A private service and burial was held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Visiting hours will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 43 Allyn Ave., Norwich.
Published in The Day on Dec. 5, 2012