Chermine A. Rifai
1944 - 2021
BORN
1944
DIED
2021
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Chermine A. Rifai
Born: December 9, 1944 in Cairo, Egypt
Died: June 15, 2021 in Winfield, IL
Chermine A. Rifai 76, of DeKalb, IL passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Northwestern Medicine – Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, IL. She was born December 9, 1944 in Cairo, Egypt and was the daughter of Mohamed Aziz Safwat and Samiha Tewfik Aly.
Chermine had a master's degree in Education from Syracuse University and a P.H.D. in English literature from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. She loved to garden, sew, workout at the YMCA daily, and to travel, enjoying time abroad between the states and Cairo, Egypt. She especially loved to spend time with her four grandchildren, loving husband of 55 years, daughters and her brother and his family.
Survivors include; husband; Ahmed Kamel Rifai, two daughters; Ingy Ahmed Rifai of Egypt and Zeineb "ZuZu" (Chris) Rifai Puentes of Sycamore. Brother; Tarek Mohamed Aziz (Nevine) Safwat of Egypt. Four grandchildren; Sarah Elsherbini, Ahmed Elsherbini, Kayla Puentes and Emily Puentes. One niece, Yasmine and one nephew; Mohamed. She was preceded in death by; her parents and son-in-law, Mohamed Elsherbini.
Funeral service will be Friday, June 18, 2021 at 2:15pm at Finch Funeral Home. Burial will be immediately following the service at Fairview Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, June 18, 2021 at 1:00pm until the time of service at the funeral home. Arrangements were entrusted to Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-3841.


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Published by Daily-Chronicle from Jun. 16 to Jun. 18, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jun
18
Visitation
1:00p.m.
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310 OAK ST, De Kalb, IL
Jun
18
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310 OAK ST, De Kalb, IL
Jun
18
Burial
Fairview Park Cemetery
, IL
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I was so sad to here of Chermine´s passing. What a wonderful, dear, kind woman gone too soon. Chermine you will be greatly missed.
Deborah Banker
Work
June 24, 2021
Dear friends, We are so sorry for your loss. Chermine was a wonderful friend and a great lady. We will miss her kindness, humor, and friendship. Sarah and Steve
sarah and steve douglas
June 18, 2021
Vicki, Steve & Lexi Slomka
June 18, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Dr. Ahmed Rifai and family. I worked with Chermine at KDK many years ago. She was a lovely and kind person.
Donna Martin
Work
June 18, 2021
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Bob Holmes
Friend
June 17, 2021
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