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 www.edopleb.com
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:www.hollomon-brown.com
Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Sep. 9, 2014.