Marjorie Joseph Saad
Marjorie Joseph Saad

Virginia Beach - Marjorie Louise Joseph Saad, 88, passed away on Sept. 4, 2014. She was born in Austin, Texas to the late Joe & Katherine Joseph. Marjorie attended the University of Texas and met her husband, Michel "Mike" A. Saad in Austin. After their wedding and adventures in North Dakota and Baltimore, they moved to Lebanon, and raised their five children between Lebanon, Austin, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Marjorie was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, their infant son Michael and her sisters Norraine, Rose Marie & Theresa.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Roseanne Khalaf and husband Samir, Kathy Feghali and husband Charles, Carol Frangieh and husband George, Assad Joe Saad and wife Rana, and Julie Sterzing and husband Carl; 12 grandchildren, George, Ramzi, Anthony, Karla, Michael F, Joey, Tanya, Michael S, Christopher, Paul, Danny and Isabel; 2 great-grand-children; siblings, Katherine, Joe & Danny; along with a host of extended relatives and friends.

Marjorie was the rock of the family raising five children in Lebanon during peace and through the civil war while always involving herself deeply in philanthropic ventures that included founding an American School in Kuwait, two women's organizations in Lebanon & Saudi Arabia and establishing a library & health clinic in Roumieh, Lebanon.

Marjorie was a loving wife, mother, teta, sister, aunt and friend and will live in our hearts forever. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to all of her many caregivers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Education & Opportunities for Lebanon at

The funeral service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at 2 pm with Rev. Robert Randall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at:
Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Sep. 9, 2014.
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Dear Julie, Carol, Joe, Kathy, Roseanne and family,
We are so sorry to learn of auntie Margie's passing away. While at BU grad school with Julie and Abby, I loved her occasional presence and warmth and her delicious treats, she was my mama too,and I always felt welcome. Her big smile and laughing eyes remind me so much of you, Julie, and vice-versa.I was so happy our moms were great friends, they're keeping each other company now (probably playing bridge). Yasmine will miss teta, and we cherish her wonderful memory.
Love you all, Ann-Murray, Jay, Yasmine
Anne-Marie, Jay, Yasmine Owen
September 16, 2014
She was a remarkable lady who had great presence and raised an amazing family. May she rest in peace. Fadia Saadah
Fadia Saadah
September 16, 2014
I'm sorry to hear this sad news. I have fond memories of your mother, father and all of you. My world grew larger because I met you and I only met you, because of her. Her intelligence, warm hospitality and sense of humor are what I remember best. I have a special memory of her that is mine alone. I was helping her prepare for a special event when your parents were living in Austin. I think was a gubernatorial inaugural ball. It was a formal event and she was elegantly dressed and wearing her beautiful jewels. What a lady! I also remember a birthday party at a restaurant with my mother, your parents and our boys when they were young. We ALL wore silly hats and had a great time. She always put everyone at ease and brightened the mood of those around her. I will cherish these memories of the smiles we shared. Sending you love and deepest sympathy.
Pattye Henderson
September 13, 2014
my deepest sympathy to all. will always remember aunte Margie's welcoming smile growing up in Roumieh.
MaryAnn Cater
September 11, 2014
May her memory be Eternal. Very fond
memories of Auntie Margie especially
in Roumieh. Our condolences to all.
Joumana and Elie Barbari
September 11, 2014
We send our deepest condolences to the family in this time of grief. Aunt Margie was our go-to for family history and she could always explain how the large extended family was connected. She had a strong sense of self and a deep love for her family. She was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved bringing family together and it was evident in the countless Lebanese meals she served and the gatherings she hosted over the years. She will remain in our hearts, and you will remain in our prayers for comfort and peace.
With our sympathy,
Janet and Doug Taborn
Janet and Doug Taborn
September 10, 2014
May God bless a lovely lady. From a fellow AAUW member, Beth Richardson
Beth Richardson
September 10, 2014
Our deepest and most sincere condolences. Our hearts are with you in this tough moment.
Anthony Zeinoun & fam.
September 9, 2014
Marjorie will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathy for her family.
Connie Davis AAUW
Connie Davis
September 9, 2014
Marjorie always had a big smile. She was outgoing and funny. I always enjoyed her company at AAUW functions. She will be missed. - My sympathy and wishes for peace and comfort go out to her family & friends.
Ginny Werner
September 9, 2014
Sweet, sweet lady who presence will definitely be missed at AAUW gatherings. My deepest condolences to family you are all in my prayers.
Tammie Mullins-Rice
September 9, 2014
Great woman and a great Tetta. I am so lucky to have Known her in my life. She has taught me so many things. The most memorable is when she taught me to bake together we have made plenty of cupcakes and muffins. To this day I remember her every time I bake.
My prayers,hugs and deepest condolences go out to all of you.
Tamara Zeinoun- Coe
September 9, 2014
My heart is full of sweet memories of a great lady. I always looked forward to seeing her and appreciated the wonderful food she loved to bring
Ann Rowan
September 9, 2014
Julie and family, my sincerest condolences on your mom's passing! Prayers are with all of you!
Sharon Dickinson
September 9, 2014
Memorable times Mrs. Saad:)…Roumieh library, episodes with Sitty and more.
You are in my prayers... Rest in peace.
Rima Medawar
September 9, 2014
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