April 8, 1922 ~ June 25, 2013 Beloved One Entered eternal life on June 25, 2013 in his 91st year. Preceded in death by infant son, John, parents Peter and Mary, siblings Michael, Anne, Sidney, Sadie, Louis, Mary and Marcy. Survived by his faithful, loving wife of 60 years, Gerry; daughters Anne (the late Richard) Miller, Teresa (Kevin) Moore, Kathleen (Jonathan) Peterson, Julianne (Mark) Gubash, and Linda (Simon) Haeg. grandchildren Jill, Dan, Kevin, Krista, Brett, Nikki, Laura, Karissa, Adam, Caitlin, Lindsey, Alex, Meghan and Josh, together with great-grandchildren Mark, Liam, Ella, Iris and Isaac, were the joy and delight of his life. Art is also survived by his most cherished friend and beloved brother, John Nasseff, and his wife Helene Houle, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friends Rose Nasseff and Dennis Conway. Art will be remembered as a devout, prayerful and faithful servant who sought to honor and glorify God in all of his endeavors. He was deeply committed to his faith, church, and family. Art proudly served the United States Army in World War II, stationed in the theaters of England and France, where he supervised the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, runways and hangars. A master craftsman, he was a St. Paul homebuilder for 50 years, and enjoyed a reputation for outstand- ing quality and commitment to excellence. Art embodied all the traits of those citizens affectionately known as "the Greatest Generation": a sense of personal responsibility, duty, honor, and stoicism. He defined himself in terms of his duties to others. Art cared deeply about instilling a respect and gratitude for the traditions, institutions and principles that formed and framed this great country. The Nasseff Family would like to express its profound gratitude to Dr. Ken Baran of the St. Paul Heart Clinic for his many years of devoted care for Art. The exemplary skill and dedication of this esteemed physician is second to none. We are forever grateful to him for the selfless, generous gift of time he has spent with our family. Finally, Gerry and daughters agree that words cannot possibly convey the love and gratitude we hold in our hearts for our beloved Uncle John, whose steadfast and unwavering love and support has upheld and carried us through many difficult times. Art was fond of telling people that everyone should have a brother like John. Please note that because of space considerations, the Visitation and Divine Liturgy of the Faithful Departed according to the Maronite Rite of the Holy Family Catholic Church will be held at 11:00AM on SATURDAY, June 29 at the CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH, 1154 Seminole Avenue, West St. Paul. The VISITATION will be 3-8PM TODAY, June 28 also at the CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Holy Family Maronite Church. As Art prayed daily for his loved ones, and spent his final difficult days praying for those in need, we humbly ask your continued prayers for the repose of this dear man's soul. "In the evening of life, you will be judged by love." —St. John of the Cross 651-457-6200



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Published in Pioneer Press from June 27 to June 28, 2013