Sami S. Hawi
Hawi, Sami S. April 5, 2013, age 79. Beloved husband to Katy (née Suidan). Loving father of Mark. Brother of Hind (Afeef) Abu Jaoudeh. Special uncle of many nieces and nephews, especially Salim (Shari), Robert, Roger and Charles. Great-uncle of many great-nieces and nephews, especially Rania, Lianna, Danielle and Maya. Further survived by other family and friends. Sami was born in Dhour Shweir, Lebanon. Sami was a Professor of Philosophy at U.W. Milwaukee for 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, writing poetry and spending time with his friends and family. Visitation will be held Sunday at Schaff from 5 to 7 PM. Also visitation will be held Monday at Schaff from 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM. Interment Forest Home Cemetery.

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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Apr. 6, 2013.
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dear Uncle Sami,
though we never met in person,but I do mean every letter when I say Uncle .
you bears the meaning of being a humane also family man . those time we spoke together meant a lot to me your words were full of wisdom ,and encouragement.
you were the last Hawis reference for me.SO MAY YOUR SOLE REST IN PEACE .
April 17, 2013
Guitta Suidan Haddad
April 14, 2013
we will miss you Amo sami .May your soul rest in peace :(
jaklin hinnawi
April 8, 2013
To my dearest uncle, all these summer memories, the beach and the mountain, the balcony of your house with the beautiful view,chatting and listening to your special voice and your big laugh, we are going to miss all this with your beautiful blue eyes.
leila hawi chamoun
April 8, 2013
Our condolences to Catie, Mark and family.
Grace and Tom Stevick
April 8, 2013
Sami for me you were more than a brother in law.your advice and wisdom were a moral support for me and your presence a feeling of security.On that saturday I spoke with you 3 times ,you were so worried about me...I can't stop thinking of you..I think I need your prayer from were you are ,were there is no pain suffer and sadness..May your soul rest in peace, • Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
• Khristós Anésti! Alithós Anésti!
• ?????? ???! ??? ???! (al-Masi? qam! ?aqqan qam!)
Colette Suidan Sawaya
April 8, 2013
with deep sorrow we learned the passing away of sami. our sincere condolences to Ketty and Marc
Hayat Shoucair and family
April 8, 2013
We will miss you Sami. The years of knowledge that you passed on to me and your love of gardening. We always loved chatting over the fence on the best way to grow veggies.
Mary and Kevin Liner
April 7, 2013
With deepest sorrow, we learned about the passing-away of Sami.
We will be missing his visits to Lebanon and the warm get-togethers during the summers.
May his soul rest in peace.
Our sincere condolences to Ketty, Marc, relatives and friends.
Aida and Majdi Geadah
April 7, 2013
Sami was a smart, sharp and remarkable person. We will always remember him.
May his soul rest in peace.
Our deepest condolences to Ketty, Mark and all his loved ones.
Lina and Aouni Geadah
April 7, 2013
I begin to remember not just that you died but that you lived and your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.
Miss you Sami .
Grace Suidan Massaad
April 7, 2013
April 7, 2013
Summer holidays in Lebanon will not be the same after you.Your sharp intellect and lovely poetry will always be remembered.
Rest in peace and hope that we can cope with your absence.
Nicolas Haddad
April 6, 2013
I was on the committee which recommended tenure for Sami. He deserved it.

He sure loved to fish. On one occasion he presented me with a fine salmon he had caught. It was delicious!

He was an engaging person with much charm. My condolences to all his loved ones.

Alan Corre
Emeritus Prof. of Hebrew Studies, UWM
April 6, 2013
Our very dear Sami, we miss you so much! So many memories together over the years!
Will we meet again? I hope so.
Haig Khatchadourian family
April 6, 2013
I will never forget his introduction in class 20+ years ago, "If you complete my class thinking the same way you did at the beginning...then I have failed you as a professor." You certainly did not fail me. I completed your class and took a part of you which continues to live on in my heart.
April 6, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
jakllin hinnawi
April 6, 2013
"God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So, He put His arms around you and whispered: Come to me."

Khalo Sami,may your soul rest in peace.
Robert and Vicky
April 6, 2013
You have my deepest sympathoy.
Bob Castelli
Acura of Brookfield
April 6, 2013
khalo Sami we will miss you. We are so sad for loosing you...
April 6, 2013
Sami, rest in peace. I will always remember your great love. I will miss you tremendously. Guitta
Guitta Suidan Haddad
April 6, 2013
May God bless his soul, may his soul rest in peace, may his good memories bring you comfort as this difficult time.
Tony Suidan
April 6, 2013