Adel Shukri Ziady

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Adel Shukri Ziady Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, 76, died July 5, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. Adel was born on November 25, 1937 to the late Shukri and Jamal Ziady, in Hammana, Lebanon. After graduating from high school in Lebanon, he attended the University of Louisville in Kentucky and graduated with a BA in Mechanical Engineering. After university he returned to Lebanon and began his life's career as a mechanical engineer and gas turbine specialist. His career included 30 years with General Electric Company, and he ultimately became a vice president of General Electric Technical Services Company. Adel met his wife and treasured companion, Laura Finch Ziady, while she was studying in Lebanon during a junior year abroad program. They married in Yuma, Arizona on June 13, 1964. Their adventure together spanned 50 years living in eight countries. Together they raised four children. In addition to his faithful commitment to his family, Adel's passions and personal contributions in life and to society will be remembered by his devotion to his place of birth and home town, Hammana, Lebanon, as well as his dedication and work with his church and Casas Adobes Rotary Club. Adel is survived by his wife, Laura; his four children, Nada (Tony) Martin of Santa Rosa California; Raja (Lara) Ziady of Louisville, Colorado; Maya (Morgan) Adams of Tucson, Arizona; and Riyan (Anjee) Ziady of Broomfield, Colorado; as well as by seven grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters and four brothers and eleven nieces and nephews. Please join us for a visitation on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY. Prayer Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 5910 E. 5th St. Tucson, AZ 85711. Interment to follow at 11:30 at East Lawn Palms Cemetery, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Tucson, AZ 85712. Adel's family would like to thank Tucson Medical Center Hospice caregivers for their assistance and support at the end of his life. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church Building Fund. Checks can be mailed to 5910 E. 5th St. Tucson, AZ 85711. Please call for any further information to 520-622-2265. Arrangements entrusted to EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY & CEMETERY.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on July 7, 2014
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