Magdy F. Ayad, 63, died Saturday evening in the emergency room at Geisinger CMC in Scranton after being stricken ill at his home. His wife is Mervet Abdou.
Born Sept. 23, 1950, in El Fayoum, Egypt, he is the son of the late Fawzy and Sania Ayad. He and his wife are the owners and operators of M&M Cleaning Co. of Scranton, Pa. Magdy was a member of St. Ann's Maronite Church in Scranton, Pa.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Jina Ayad of Scranton, Pa.; and Nermin Moses and husband, Ray, of Newfoundland, Pa.; a son, Rami Ayad of Scranton, Pa.; three brothers, Boshra Fawzy, Alfons Fawzy and Adel Fawzy; and three sisters, Nadia Fawzy, Arnest Fawzy and Meme Fawzy, all of Egypt.
Magdy was known for his kindness and devotion to his friends and especially his family. His journey to America included relocating several times, along with many hardships and sacrifices. His dream was fulfilled when he gained his American citizenship along with his family.
He touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with. He was the best husband, father, uncle and friend anyone could possibly ask for. He will be deeply missed by his adoring family, friends and his dog, Lucky.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, Pa., with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 in St. Ann's Maronite Church, 1320 Price St., Scranton, Pa., with the Very Rev. Francis J. Marini as celebrant. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home. An incense service will be conducted at 5. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's Maronite Church, 1320 Price St., Scranton, PA 18504. For online condolences, go to www.duffyandsnow don.com