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Adam Amir Metry
Adam Amir Metry of Houston, Texas, age 48, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, the 10th of December 2015, after a brief but courageous battle with esophageal cancer.
Adam was born on the 14th of October 1967, in Cairo, Egypt. At the age of two, he immigrated with his parents to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he spent his growing years. Adam showed an early interest in computers and especially loved fixing and riding bicycles. After high school, he attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and received his B.S. in chemical engineering. Following graduation, Adam went to work for ICI Aromatics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After several years he decided to continue his education, and thus moved to Houston where he completed Rice University's combined masters in chemical engineering/MBA program. He subsequently worked as a trader for Enron, and then briefly at GE, before he went to work for Texas Petrochemicals, where he was employed for the ten years prior to his passing.
One of Adam's greatest passions was running, and when he first moved to Houston he joined the Houston Hash House Harriers and began both trail and marathon running. Over the years he became a familiar face at other running clubs, including the Bayou City Road Runners and more recently the Kenyan Way. Adam was a Legacy for the Houston marathon, having run the event ten times. One of his proudest running accomplishments was qualifying for and then running the Boston Marathon, which he did in April of this year.
It was while hosting a running party at his apartment in 1996 that Adam decided to meet and invite his across-the-sidewalk neighbor Denise. They were married within two years, in 1998, and celebrated their seventeenth wedding anniversary in October. They worked hard on their careers and traveled extensively, especially before becoming parents to their adored sons Alexander and Benjamin, when the fun and adventures became even greater. Adam spent many happy hours with his sons, volunteering at various events for their school, Roberts Elementary, cub scouts and sports teams.
One of Adam's many but greatest strengths was his faith. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for over twenty years and enjoyed being involved in many aspects of church life, including teaching Sunday School for numerous years and attending the family church retreat at Mo Ranch every summer. Other strengths included his kind and generous heart, loyalty to his family and friends, smiling face and sense of humor, natural athleticism, and ability to fix almost anything. He could light up a room and was usually the last one to leave a party. He was always up for a run, beer, going to Home Depot or all of the above! He was truly one of the kindest people anyone could know, and it was the greatest privilege to know him. He was loved and admired by so very many people and will be so terribly missed by all of us.
Adam is survived by his wife, Denise; two sons, Alexander and Benjamin; parents, Amir and Nawal Metry; parents-in-law, Kenneth and Kathleen Walker; brother, Robert Metry; sister, Yvonne Mulkey and husband Steve; nephews, Jack Lovin, and Walker, Cade and Cole Mulkey; and numerous extended family members in both the U.S. and Egypt.
The memorial service is to be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon, on Wednesday, the 16th of December, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main Street in Houston, where Michael Homan, Associate Pastor, is to officiate. Alex and Benjy request that those who will be able to attend the service please wear bright and cheerful clothing. Children are welcome to attend as a special message will be given specifically for them.
Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in the nearby Fellowship Hall.
Prior to the service, the family will have gathered for a private interment.
In lieu of usual remembrances, Adam requested that donations be made to the Fowler Orphanage in Cairo, Egypt. Checks may be made payable to Paoli Presbyterian Church, 225 S. Valley Road, Paoli, PA 19301. Please write in memo line: Adam Metry/Fowler Orphanage.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 13, 2015
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