George J. Farha MD
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Farha, MD, George J., died January 7, 2014. He was born in Lebanon, the seventh of eight children. The importance of family was instilled early in life. In 1950, Dr. George came to America to attend college and medical school, where he and his brother Jim joined their sister Violette in West Virginia. By 1986, five of the eight siblings had settled in Wichita, resulting in a large, extended family that remains close to this day. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. George moved to Wichita for his surgical residency, where he met Brenda Farha. They married on July 23, 1960 and had four daughters. Their 53-year marriage was a model of love, dedication, commitment and partnership. As a surgeon, service to others was the foundation of his practice. He always said, "Patients don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." Dr. George had a hand in many aspects of medicine. In 1963, with his brother Jim, he co-founded Wichita Surgical Group, now Wichita Surgical Specialists. He was the first chair of the surgical residency program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita. He emphasized to all the importance of putting patients first, respect of others, and integrity as a physician. His philosophy of putting patients first had quite an impact. In 1986, KU School of Medicine, Wichita, established the George J. Farha Library, and in 1999 he was honored with the George J. Farha Surgical Chair. After 10 years as a member of the Board Authority for KU Medical Center in Kansas City, 9 years as chairman, the hospital created the George J. Farha Patients First Fund to tend to the needs of patient care. A member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Cathedral, Dr. George loved God, the Church and his fellow parishioners. His deep devotion to the Church was expressed in multiple ways, locally, nationally and internationally. He served as vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America for over 10 years. He was an early board member of International Orthodox Christian Charities. His abiding love for his homeland inspired him to become involved with St. George Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. George was honored and remembered by many of the organizations he served. Dr. George always said, "Wichita has been very good to us." He loved the city he called home and always strove to repay the generosity Wichita showed him and his family. He was involved in various community organizations and was a big supporter of Wichita State University and its athletics. Oh how he loved Wichita! As an immigrant, Dr. George was fortunate to have many people help him along the way. He never forgot people's kindness and continued to pay it forward throughout his life. Dr. George is preceded in death by his parents Jamil and Wadia, brother Fayez and sisters Nazik, Nuzmiah, Suad and Violette. He is survived by his wife Brenda, daughters Gayle Malone (Doug) and Joan Farha (David) of Wichita, Laura Farha of Beirut, Lebanon and Julie Farha of Scottsdale, Arizona; grandchildren Jamil and Michael Malone, Anna, Grace and Lily Farha, Georgina Farha, and special family friend Randa Harik; sister Georgette Hourani, brother Dr. S. Jim Farha and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and friends. A special thank you to the wonderful angels who took care of him during his last years: Shonyell, Dionte, Benson, Katie and LaKeisha. Every Christmas Eve with his family around him, Dr. George would make the toast "It's a great life!" May this sentiment live on in our hearts. Services to be held at St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral as follows: Trisagion 7:00 pm, Friday, January 10th. Funeral 10:00 am, Saturday, January 11th. Burial will follow at Kensington Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established at St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, 7515 E. 13th St, Wichita, KS 67206. Share online condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Services by Broadway Mortuary.


Published by Wichita Eagle from Jan. 9 to Jan. 12, 2014.
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He was always supportive of the medical school library, named after him. Every time the library had a reception to celebrate a new service he took the time to come and support the library and its employees. A kind heart.
Candia Welch
Coworker
January 2, 2020
Dear Brenda and girls, so good to see his smiling face once again. One of my favorite memories were the Lebanese dinners that he bought tickets for once a year. I fell in love with Lebanese food because of them and even bought the mini Lebanese cookbook. He always gave the employees a 2-pound box of baklava each year for Christmas. I loved that. The first year we moved to Chicago in 1991 and had no baklava, it didn't feel like Christmas!! Just the other day, I was telling someone about my years with Wichita Surgical Group. I was blessed to be there for 14 years. Much love, LaVonne Ledell
LaVonne Ledell
Coworker
January 2, 2020
Dear Brenda and girls - one more chance to tell you I've thought of you often this past year. Continued love and prayers for you all as you learn to live without his physical presence. Just looking at his picture on line makes me teary but also grateful. I am blessed to have known him and worked for him. Blessings to you all.
LaVonne Ledell
January 6, 2015
Dearest Brenda, Hope this anniversary of Geo's death finds you in good health and coping well. I know he is missed by many especially you. Prayers to you and your family.
Carol Turley - Rooker
January 5, 2015
Brenda, I received a notice that the notebook was going off line. I am sure I wrote a note in it's beginning. Dr George is not physically with us now but my memories of him are forever and still going strong. What a great man. He touched so many lives.
Ron Ernst
January 4, 2015
Dear Brenda, Joan and Gayle, He was dearly loved as you all are loved.
Thinking of you all.
Valerie Edwards-Dallas
March 18, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Dr. George's passing. I am the niece of Anne Bass (Foster) who worked for Dr Farha. When I was 10 years old back in 1966 I severed my right arm in a glass storm door. Dr. Jim was called in that night to work on me in the ER. My parents were very concerned because he spoke very broken English and looked like he had been working in the yard that evening. We'll long story short I became the Farha Brother's little darling by being only 10 years old. Not only did they reattach my arm, ligaments and nerves but they gave me the chance of keeping my arm instead of amputating it. Both Dr.'s became very important to me during my recovery and throughout my childhood. What a great man as a doctor and a civic leader. Karen Frederick Lee
Karen Lee
February 24, 2014
Dear Brenda and Wonderful Family,
We grew up appreciating your loving, amazing family.
Dr. George was, and still is, our forever hero.
We love you all!
The Tanal Aboussie Family
February 2, 2014
Dear Brenda and family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time. There is no easy way to approach death. It's difficult, confusing and painful. Be gentle with yourselves. It takes time.... God Bless you. Michael Bayouth
Michael Bayouth
January 17, 2014
Brenda and Family, I can't help but continually think about Dr. George since I learned of his transition. He was so influential early in my career. I had the pleasure of working for the Wichita Surgical Group for 6 years before moving on to Kansas City. He and Dr. Jim were the ultimate examples of employers who not only took great care with all their patients but with their employees as well. I have never worked for anyone since that could measure up to WSG.
I owe so much to him for establishing outstanding work ethics and being a kind individual. His spirit will always be with us. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Cheryl McCullough -Wescott
January 14, 2014
My sincere sympathies to the Farha family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Margo Kidd Fields
January 14, 2014
Dearest Brenda and girls - I went to bed last night with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart, having just learned of Dr. George's transition to heaven. There really are no adequate words, just feeble attempts to express our gratitude and sorrow and hope and prayers for those he left behind. I worked for him for 14 years as his receptionist and adored him. I was so proud to be a part of his group. Doctors, as you know, can have difficult personalities or split personalities. But not him - always a gentleman who never forgot where he came from and who valued his employees and helpers, whether at the hospital or the office. It was always great to get him and Dr. Jim to tell us stories. I loved our annual Christmas parties at Wichita Surgical Group and learned to love Lebanese food. He always gave us tickets to the annual fund raiser at the church and who can forget the 2 pounds of baklava at Christmas! When I first moved to Chicago 20 years ago, Christmas did not feel like Christmas until I went out and bought baklava. I was so happy to come back and celebrate his retirement and loved being able to meet him in Chicago when he was here for a surgical conference. I felt like I'd had an audience with king! And how wonderful that your were able to celebrate 53 years of marriage - what an awesome accomplishment! My prayers are with you as you learn to live without his daily presence. Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others leave footprints in our hearts and we are never the same. All my love and prayers - wish I could give you all a hug.
LaVonne Ledell
January 14, 2014
My sympathy and best wishes to the Farha Family. George was, indeed, one of a kind. I will always cherish having known him. He was truly a gift to us all!
Mike Fadden
January 13, 2014
Brenda and family,
Janie and I offer our condolences. We can add no more to what has been said. We were profoundly affected by both of your lives while I was a medical student (75-76) and surgery resident (76-81).
love in Christ,
charlie vanhouden md facs mmm
Charles VanHouden
January 13, 2014
Dear Aunt Brenda, Gayle, Joan, Laura, Julie and the entire Farha family. You have our deep and sincere condolences on the passing of a family icon and most magnificent man. Uncle George's life was so significant and well lived that he will never be forgotten. In your sorrow I hope you can take some comfort in recalling the love, wisdom and dignity that he shared with you and so many others during his lifetime.
Victor Swyden Family
January 13, 2014
Brenda,daughters,Dr.Jim and family My heart is heavy right now. My Love and condolence are with you. Dr. George was truly a loving and kind person. At the hospital, there was no other Dr. like him. Everyone knew when Dr. George came to the unit, and the candid he had for his patients, spending the night with them after surgery to be sure everything went well. That's candid and special. He were truly a candid and special Dr. A special 'Thanks' to the Farha family for spoiling my mother, LOLA. Will call later. Love, Freda
Freda Williams
January 12, 2014
Our hearts go out to all the Farha family, especially Brenda and Dr Jim. Sadly Wichita has lost one of its finest.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Dr Ahmad and Marylon Rahbar,
Wheeling, WV
January 12, 2014
From the time he was a resident working with Dad, I knew and admired Dr. George. The love and caring he showed my parents was so typical of him. I will never forget him.
Esther Matassarin-Jacobs
January 12, 2014
When I worked at the hospital doing patient care, I would see Dr. George walking the halls, with his residents in tow, talking to them, with his arms a waving, as if showing them what he wanted and what he was talking about. I would see him in his patients rooms, telling his patients that he wanted and EXPECTED them to get better day by day, but with a gentle kindness because he knew that they hurt, were sick and scared. He could and would raise H with the nursing staff if he thought his patients wasn't getting the care he thought they needed and deserved. He always did have a kind word for the nursing staff when they were short-handed or having a rough day. He was a Doctor who cared about all the people he worked with, and for those who cared for his patients, but most of all, he cared about his patients and their lives, not just the ailment that brought them to see him that required the care and skill that he possessed. Thank you to Dr. George's family for sharing him with the people of KS., as you probably didn't see him as much as the people he worked with saw him, or the many patients his skill and care helped to save and make life better for them. Hold strongly in your hearts and minds the memory of him, a husband, father, a man whose skill as a Doctor, a teacher of the healing arts, and more, has touched the lives of everyone who knew him or ever heard of him.
May he rest in peace, and may GOD comfort, and guide Dr. George's family, friends, and all who's lives he touched, during their time of mourning. Celebrate the life he led, as his memory will live on in all that he has done.
M H
January 12, 2014
Dr. George Farha had a positive impact in the early years of Jack establishing his career. Our family could always count on him to help us with anything we needed. We were blessed to have him and Dr. Jim in our
lives. My prayers are with his family.
Corinne Shearer
January 12, 2014
To Dr George and his family. Dr George did surgery on me in 1968 and I couldn't pay, and he took care of it. Told me not to worry about it. He was a great man and Doctor. I will always remember him and pay it forward in rememberence of him. God Bless his family. Dick & Lorraine Mitchell
Dick & Lorraine Mitchell
January 12, 2014
My father, Dean Schwartz, called Dr. Farha "Gentleman George". He was a lion of a surgeon and a kind man. I'm sure the two of them are laughing it up in heaven right now.

Lisa (Schwartz) Cole
Lisa (Schwartz) Cole
January 12, 2014
I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Kim David
January 12, 2014
To Brenda and the Farha Family,
We have lost a giant of a man who had a profound effect on many people. I am sure that I am not the only surgeon that when he comes to a difficult part of a case, hears Dr Farha speaking in his gravelly voice telling us what to do. My surgery residency was brightened and enriched by the many Dr George stories told almost as legends between residents. Respectfully yours, Greg Beilman, MD, Minneapolis, MN (Surgery resident 1987-92)
January 12, 2014
My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Farha family. Dr.George will be greatly missed by everyone that ever knew him, he was indeed a very special person.
Shelley Legate
January 11, 2014
George Farha was a skilled surgeon and always the perfect gentleman. He has touched my life and others in the most positive of ways. God rest his sole
Jack Shearer
January 11, 2014
A mentor, a teacher, a scholar, a gentleman(in the finest sense), and a Christian. May the Lord bless and keep him and his family.
Eric O'Neill MD
January 11, 2014
Dear Brenda and girls, Chuck and I stumbled into the group and we were blessed by just knowing Dr. George. He truly lived a fully Christian life bringing Christ to us all. May God continue to hold your family in his hand.
Kitty and Chuck Shield
January 11, 2014
Brenda & Family,
My deepest condolences for the loss of Dr. George. He was a strong Christian man that loved family & Lebanon, cared and touched so many lives. He will be greatly missed but always remembered by his tremendous deeds. May his loving memories carry you through and comfort you. May his soul rest in peace and his memory be eternal.
Odette Kamal Farha
January 11, 2014
Dear Brenda and family,
I was so sorry to read of George's death. He truly was a kind and wonderful man.
May God bless each of you
June Regan
January 11, 2014
Dear Brenda and family, we were so sad to hear about uncle George passing and we are sorry we cannot join you and the rest of the family at this time. He was very much loved and was a very special man who will be always be in our hearts. Leila Rashed Saadeh.
Leila Rashed
January 11, 2014
Dr. Farha was such a compassionate, generous, wise, kind and open-hearted man. I cherished the times we visited while we worked to establish the George J. Farha Surgical Chair -- what a privilege that was. He is one of my favorites, and we were just speaking of him the other day. Thank you for sharing such a remarkable, much-loved man with us all, and he will live on through so many others. We hold you in our hearts and prayers.
Pamela Miller
January 11, 2014
Brenda, When we arrived in Wichita to start Dick's medical career it was George who reached out to Dick to help him feel a part of the medical community. Since then, both Dick and I have always felt a warmness for both George and you. He will be missed but always remembered. Our love goes out to you and your dear family.
Suzie and Dick Ahlstrand
January 11, 2014
Dear Brenda, So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband, George.
Your High School Friend,
Karen Phillips Ware
January 11, 2014
Dear Brenda and family.
Memories of your dear husband and father for me go back to the days when I was a teenager at St. George and Dr. George came to Wichita to complete his studies. Even then his caring was evident. He was instrumental in my life as a physician to my father as well as to me. He was always supportive of the DUI Victim Center and was kind to me on every occasion of our meeting. I am sorry I was not able to be with you for the services this weekend - but please know you are all in my prayers for healing of the loss of this great man. I will always remember his kindness to me and will remember him in my prayers for the departed - always. May God bless you during this loss and keep you always in the shadow of His wings. May his memory be eternal. Love and Prayers - Always, In Christ, Mary Ann Khoury
January 11, 2014
Brenda, my condolences to you and your family on the loss of Dr. George. I had a lot of respect for him, and I thought he conducted his big life with a lot of class. May his memory be eternal.
Jackie Farha, Lili Farha
January 11, 2014
Brenda, Our condolences to you and family. What a special man. I am so glad we had the chance to reminisce last summer with our visit. He will be missed
Ron & Ann Ernst
Surgery resident 82-87
Ron Ernst
January 11, 2014
Brenda,
May his memory be eternal! God bless you and your family. I have been blessed with a very fulfilling life in Surgery secondary to the principles that George instilled.
As always,
Bob & Diana Capehart
Robert Capehart, M.D.
January 11, 2014
“You see how bright the sun and the stars are. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun" from the inner immaterial light of God. Whenever the angels appear upon earth, they are almost always surrounded by light.” St. John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ

To Brenda; daughters Gayle, Joan, Laura and Julie,

We are truly and deeply saddened at the falling asleep of beloved George and words fail us as we try to console you and comfort you.

Death is truly a mystery and when it comes, all things vanish utterly. Death knows no time or place and when it comes it leaves us feeling empty and sad.

However, we pray the Lord our God, who art in all places present and fillest all things and the creator of all will abide in you and your family to comfort your hearts and give you peace, strength and courage to carry on.

It was truly an honor for me to join His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP and all of you this past year to honor Dr. George for all his great achievements with the medical field, his humanitarian work and the many years dedicated to this Archdiocese and the years spent on the Archdiocese Board of Trustees.

Yes we have lost a great man here in this life, but our Lord said, “He who believes in me and He who sent me shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” Let this be our anchor of hope to ease the pain of our loss.

These words are expressed to you on behalf of my assistants and myself

Dr. George will be remembered and prayed for this Sunday in the Divine Liturgy.

Memory Eternal!
Memory Eternal!
Memory Eternal!

Economos Antony Gabriel Father Michael Shaheen
Pastor Assistant Pastor

Father Jean El Murr
Pastoral Assistant
Fr. Antony Gabriel
January 11, 2014
The world lost a brilliant man. So sorry to hear of your loss Brenda. My families thoughts and prayers will be with you. Cathy Parker
January 11, 2014
Our Deepest Sympathies to Brenda and all the Farha Family. We have lost a Great man who was Honored by many in the Church and his Personal life and Profession.He Touched many Lives.
MEMORY ETERNAL RIP
The Famlies of Catherine Kouri Massad
Catherine Kouri Massad
January 10, 2014
Dear auntie Brenda and family, we were so sad to hear the news of Uncle George passing. He touched so many lives and will be greatly missed but his memory will stay on forever in our hearts.
Fadia Saadah
January 10, 2014
Dearest Brenda: May GOD be with you and comfort you at this time. I know that George will be remembered by all for the goodness he gave to his community. Prayers to you and your family.
Carol Turley/Rooker
January 10, 2014
There is nothing stronger than to be in the presence of a person whose mind, heart and will are in harmony for the sake of others, no matter the cost. We see it in Jesus. I "knew" it in Dr. George at every passing of our ways. Bishop Eugene Gerber
Eugene Gerber
January 10, 2014
Dear Brenda and family, we were so saddened by the news of Cousin George passing. Our thoughts are with you. His memory will live on forever in our hearts and in the many lives he touched. Our deepest sympathy.
Farida Farha
January 10, 2014
I remember Dr. George fondly for his help and advice to my mother, Lydia Nassif, when she was alive. She thought very highly of him. May God reward him for his kindness. Sincerely, Brad Nassif (Beverly, Yvonne, Debbie Nassif)
Brad Nassif
January 10, 2014
Dr. Farha performed a life-saving surgery on me when I was only 11 days old in December of 1981. I was told stories of what a wonderful man and surgeon he was by my family. While I never had the privilege of meeting him, there aren't many days that go by that I don't think of what he did for me. I was given little chance of survival and here I am 32 years later a very happy and healthy woman. God Bless Dr. Farha and his family for all that they have done for me, my family and others throughout the community. Thank you as I would not be here today with you Dr. Farha!
Maria Shumard
January 10, 2014
It is not often that you have someone that has touched so many, many lives in such a positive way.

Skilled, compassionate, and caring are some of the words I can use to describe Dr. Farah.

May the Lord look over him in his Kingdom. My prayers are with his family.
family patient
January 10, 2014
Brenda and family,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I can hear Dr. Farha's words of instruction and wisdom in nearly every operation I perform. His teaching was and still remains one of the most profound influences in my life as a surgeon. He was a truly inspiring surgeon and human being.

Michael B. Wiens, MD
Resident in surgery, 1991-96
Michael Wiens
January 10, 2014
Our thoughts are with all of you at this time. Wichita and your family has lost a truly special man.. May all your memories be happy ones.
Bill and Lynne Tinker
January 10, 2014
Our prayers are with you. Dr. George was a leading light in the medical community, and will be sorely missed.
Steve & Ann Roberts
January 10, 2014
Dr. George and Brenda always brought us the most wonderful baklava when I worked at Ryan Aviation many years ago. Such kindness! A great loss to our community. My prayers are with the Farha family.
Carol Beat
January 10, 2014
Dr. George was a wonderful man and surgeon who took care of my health needs on more than one occasion and I also worked in his office for 5 yrs. He will truly missed by all who knew him. June Busby
January 10, 2014
Dear Brenda and Farha Family,

My prayers and thought are with you today. Dr. George was a special and extraordinary man. I will always remember his integrity, kindness and resolve. --Wonderful man, wonderful family.

God Bless,

Paul Genilo, MD
Paul Genilo
January 10, 2014
Dear Brenda and all of your Family,

A giant cedar has fallen. Dr. George's life is one that has set the mold for so many.

Cherish all of your memories, as they are very special.

Our very deepest sympathy to you and yours.

Jim and Fareda Eddy
Leawood, Kansas
January 10, 2014
What a truly great man who influenced my life in so many positive ways. Thank you.
Philip Woodworth, MD
January 10, 2014
My deepest sympathy goes out to Brenda and the entire Farha family. I have somewhat grown up with both Dr. George and Dr. Jim as my father has worked for them since I was a very young girl. Dr. George was always so kind whenever I saw him. He was also the surgeon for me when I needed to have my gallbladder removed, ahead of the scheduled surgery date. I am glad to have known such a great and wonderful man.
Valerie Leivian-Smith
January 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your family at this time. Wichita Suites
January 10, 2014
Blessings to the Farha family, Brenda and Dr. George's brother, Dr. Jim Farha. May Dr. George rest in peace. Love to the family. Dr. Teri Strong.
Dr. Teri Kardatzke-Strong
January 10, 2014
In June 1973, I met Dr. George after giving birth to a baby that had severe birth defects. Other doctors said she would not live to see her first birthday. However; it was Dr. George who crafted a surgical plan and a team to restore my baby to the best health that his skill would allow. Dr. George took her case and managed her surgical care plan all while carefully selecting the best surgical team to do the procedures over a number of years. Forty years later, my daughter lives and has a good quality of life. I am forever grateful.

Dr. George has been good to Wichita and will forever live on in the countless stories. I pray it gives you some comfort. I offer my sincere gratitude and sympathy as you mourn his passing. Dr. George completed his purpose on earth and has now received his reward. I shall always hold his memory in my heart.
Vallery Fields
January 10, 2014
My mother, Annie Plank, scrubbed for Dr. George in the OR many years ago. At dinner, she would often speak of the day's surgical procedures and the doctors. She always spoke so highly of Dr. George, his pleasant, happy demeanor and kindness.
Craig Plank
January 10, 2014
May his memory be eternal! What a wonderful man. He will be missed. I am thinking of you Brenda and family. Love, Gina Bayouth Zimmerman
January 10, 2014
Dr George will live on through the lives that he touched, and the inspiration and mentor he was for so many people. May he rest enternally. Brad Clothier (Overland Park, KS)
January 10, 2014
We extend our heartfelt condolences to Dr. George's Family on the loss of a great man who I and my brothers had the honour and the pleasure to have know when we were students in Wichita in the late seventies.
Although we were foreign students from Lebanon he and his family made us feel not only at home but as members of their family.
In the eighties when my eldest daughter was born in Wichita my wife and I can not find the words to describe how we were received and embraced by Dr. George and Brenda during our stay with them.
He indeed enjoyed life as we all know , but his real joy was to see others happy .
Dear Uncle George on behalf of my family , my brothers , my friends and myself whom you touched with your kindness, generosity , wisdom and support we will sure miss you but your memory will always stay with us.
"Life is great" like he always said and what makes it great is when one is blessed to know a great man like Uncle George .

In life he was our guardian and now he is our guardian angel .

Rifaat , Karina , Sarah , Mia and Paula Farha
January 10, 2014
We extend our heartfelt condolences to Dr. George's Family on the loss of a great man who I and my brothers had the honour and the pleasure to have know when we were students in Wichita in the late seventies.
Although we were foreign students from Lebanon he and his family made us feel not only at home but as members of their family.
In the eighties when my eldest daughter was born in Wichita my wife and I can not find the words to describe how we were received and embraced by Dr. George and Brenda during our stay with them.
He indeed enjoyed life as we all know , but his real joy was to see others happy .
Dear Uncle George on behalf of my family , my brothers , my friends and myself whom you touched with your kindness, generosity , wisdom and support we will sure miss you but your memory will always stay with us.
"Life is great" like he always said and what makes it great is when one is blessed to know a great man like Uncle George .

In life he was our guardian and now he is our guardian angel .

Rifaat , Karina , Sarah , Mia and Paula Farha
January 10, 2014
My mother, Annie Plank, was an OR scrub nurse for a number of years. At the evening meal she would often speak of the day's surgical procedures and OR docs who performed them. She always spoke highly of Dr. George's kindness and what a joy it was to scrub for him.
Craig Plank
January 10, 2014
may he now rest in peace, he was a good dr.he is with god now.
t spence
January 10, 2014
GOD BLESS you and your family. I knew you from Ryan Aviation. We took care of the Learjet. You have always been very nice, and I only wish we had more people like you i. This world.
Cheryl Havens
January 10, 2014
God Bless his soul, may he RIP
Sorry for your loss dear Violette
Nada Chatila
January 10, 2014
Brenda and family, My heart is heavy to learn of Dr George 's passing. He was a rare, many-faceted, compassionate and kind physician, and friend. I have so many cherished memories of you and Dr George. Deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers.
Karen Robertson Kennedy
January 10, 2014
Dr. Geoge is a credit to our culture. May he rest eternally.

Jo Ganem
long Beach CA.
Joe Ganem
January 10, 2014
Dear Farha Family,
My sincerest condolences for the loss of Dr. Farha. I knew him when I was just starting my nursing career at St. Francis Hospital. I so respected and admired him. He was a great surgeon, teacher, mentor, and, I'm sure, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. I will remember him always.
Catherine (Bell) Welch
January 9, 2014
I had the privelage of being hired at Wichita Surgical Group 21years ago,my first job. I had the great opportunity of getting to know and work for Dr George.He was always a very gracious and kind person and Doctor to all the staff. My great sympathy goes out to the Farha family during this sad time. He will be dearly missed but will be welcomed in Heaven with open arms. May God bless
Lori Dandurand
January 9, 2014
A great doctor/surgeon and a wonderful Christian man. RIP, doctor. You will be missed.
Brad Mitchell
January 9, 2014
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
Patricia (Patti) Jabara-Reeves
January 9, 2014
We are utterly heartbroken to hear of George's death. Right now there are no words to express our sorrow. Just know you have our deepest sympathy and all our love.
Marlene & Ken Orr
January 9, 2014
To Brenda and the whole Farha family, my condolences go to each one of you. I worked many years with Dr. George Farha when he was at St. Francis Hospital. I have nothing but fond memories of him. He taught me a lot and everyday was like no other day when we did rounds. He was not only a skilled surgeon and a good teacher but someone who I believe truly enjoyed what he did.
Fae Cole
January 9, 2014
Brenda and family:
My prayers and thoughts go to you at this time. Dr. Farha was so very important to my education. He was an amazing teacher and gifted surgeon. He was an amazing example for me and the other surgical residents he taught in his career. I'll never forget his dedication to family, medicine and his many gifts to the community.
Thinking of you in this time of grief.

Steve Myrick, M.D.
St. Francis Surgery resident 1977-82
January 9, 2014
I'm deeply sorry to hear about the great loss of uncle George.My most heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to the whole family.Uncle George brought so many gifts to so many lives. He will remain in our hearts forever. May his memory be eternal.
Taghrid Farha
January 9, 2014
I want to thank both Dr. George and Dr. Jim for saving my life, in 1965, when I was 14 months old. Dr. George was a great man. Heaven has a new and great angel. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Tracy Soliz-Richardson
January 9, 2014
I want to offer my condolences to the family of Dr. Farha. I had the pleasure of meeting him just once. In that encounter I found him to be an extraordinary man. I pray that GOD comforts you during your time of sorrow and BLESSES you all with PEACE that SURPASSES all understanding
Nandina Jackson
January 9, 2014
My sincere condolences to Dr. George Farha's family. I shall always remember how kind and supportive he was of the Library during the time I was its director. And he always had a big smile. A good man. God bless and comfort you all.
Candia Welch
January 9, 2014

Brenda and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Fran and John Thornton
January 9, 2014
Brenda, Dr. George was a kind and considerate man who was loved by all who knew him. He healed others by his concern for others as well as by his medical skills. I know the Lord has a special place for him in heaven. Please know my thoughts are with you.
Robert Stephan
January 9, 2014
Dear Brenda, Gayle, Joan, Laura, and Julie,
We're so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and father, Dr. George. My own memories of him are still vivid, either gazing up at this warm smiling doctor from my hospital bed in 1976, feeling profound confidence as an 11 year old that I was in the very best of hands, or later seeing him glowing and proud, surrounded by the beautiful women in his life---his family. His great legacy lives on in all of you and in his grandchildren, and in all the many many souls he touched over the course of his well-lived life. Sending you our deepest sympathy and condolences, Lisa Neuburger and Family
Lisa Neuburger
January 9, 2014
Dearest Aunt Brenda, Gayle, Joan, Laura & Julie, my heart goes out to you all. I love you!
Lauralyn Holmes
January 9, 2014
Our most sincerest condolences to Brenda and all of the Farha family. We were just thinking that we have been a small part of the extended Farha Family for over half our lives. We are honored to have known such a classic gentlemen and good man and the great Farha family. It is one of the true blessings the Lord has bestowed on us. And that's not just because of all the Shocker basketball tickets I have received over the years.

God Bless and Comfort you all.
Greg & Gwen Leivian
January 9, 2014
Doctor George was a wonderful friend and support to all of us at Newman University, particularly in our programs to prepare students for medical school. He will be missed much by all of us who were touched by his friendship over the years.
Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC
January 9, 2014
With Deepest Sympathy of the loss of your father.
Doctors and Staff at Northrock Hospital for Animals
January 9, 2014
My deepest sympathy to Brenda and the family. George did so much for the medical school and the Wichita community. He was beloved by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Brenda. Mary Ann (Harms) Beattie (Wichita, KS)
Mary Ann Beattie
January 9, 2014
My heartfelt wishes and condolences go out to the entire Farha family. George will be missed by everyone that ever knew him, he was indeed a very special person.
Leroy Eddy
January 9, 2014
Christ is Risen, our deepest sympathy to Brenda and the Farha family on the loss of our very dear friend and the great brother Dr George. We will never forget him, he will always be in our hearts and our prayers. May his soul rest in peace and may his memory be eternal.
Fr Elia Shalhoub
January 9, 2014
My condolences and profound sympathy to Dr Farha's family. We have lost a great surgeon and wonderful teacher. More importantly, he was a fine man.
R. Stephen Smith MD
January 9, 2014
George Farha certainly had a huge impact on our life. His teachings and support during residency and beyond have stayed with us. The memories we have always makes us smile. He will be missed.

Most sincerely,

Barbara and Neil Roach
January 9, 2014
Our Deepest Sympathy to Brenda and all the family. Our family knew George and Jim very well. What a loss to the medical community.
Bob Arnholz & Margo Arnholz Erne
January 9, 2014
Our hearts ache for the loss of Uncle George. We cannot forget his love, kindness, generosity & support. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may you be blessed with patience & faitth to endure!
Siham Farha
January 9, 2014
My heart is heavy at the passing of Dr.George. I have had the privilege of working for him for 13 years before his retirement. What a great man!! Dr. George was the most professional and yet caring to his patients and his staff. I am so proud to have known him and so respected him. My deepest sympathies go out to his beloved wife Brenda and of course his children, grandchildren and his
extended family. May fond memories sustain you during this difficult time.
Love,
Jenny Taylor
Jenny Taylor
January 8, 2014
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