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Fayiz K. Hilal

Poughkeepsie - Fayiz K. Hilal, a resident of the Town of Poughkeepsie since 1967, died peacefully with his family around him on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. He was 75.

Son of the late Kamel and Alice Kanawati Hilal, he was born July 11, 1940 in Cairo, Egypt. He married the former Marie Sayour at the Church of the Virgin Mary on January 29, 1967 in Brooklyn. Mrs. Hilal survives at home in Poughkeepsie.

Mr. Hilal remained active in business and was the founder and CEO of Cetek Technologies. He was able to support local families through employment; often hiring whole families, as well as support numerous charities. Mr. Hilal was a parishioner of St. Martin de Porres Church in Poughkeepsie where he was also a quiet benefactor of both the church and the school. Most importantly, he will be remembered for his dedication to his family. His love and devotion will never be forgotten by those that knew him.

In addition to his wife of forty-eight years, he is survived by his children, Christopher Hilal and his wife, Patti of Hopewell Junction, John Hilal of Poughkeepsie, David Hilal and his wife, Megan of Oakton, Virginia, and Bridget Hilal and her companion, Mr. Dana Mellerio of McLean, Virginia; his sister, Mimi Kosseim and her husband, Alex; his brother, Adel Hilal; his six grandchildren, Adam, Kaleigh, Justin, Katie, Erin and Kristen Hilal; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Dr. Sadek Hilal and Ghanem Hilal.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 6 at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Road in Poughkeepsie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Fayiz Hilal.

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 2015
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