Amin Ramzy Abushady
Amin Ramzy Abushady, age 85, of 1733 SR 3009, Meshoppen, PA, passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 28, 2011.

He was formerly of New York City.

Born on Feb. 25, 1926, in Port Said, Egypt, he was the son of Anna Bamford and the renown Dr. Ahmed Zaki Abushady, well-known poet, writer and former dean of medicine at the University of Alexandria, Egypt.

Ramzy (as he was known to his friends), enlisted in the Army during World War II and served overseas in Italy.

He later worked with the United Nations for 36 years, serving in several capacities — dealing with various heads of state, the news media, including photographers, and national and international security. After a U.N. mission to Lebanon, where he served as an interpreter/observer with the United Nations International Peacekeeping Force, he traveled with the secretary-general's representative as a member of a three-man mission to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Aden, Muscat and the United Arab Emirates.

Being a proud member of the American Tree Farm System, Ramsey retired to his tree farm in Meshoppen in 1986, where he and his family had spent many summers and where his wife had family.

Surviving him is his wife of 57 years, the former Madge Mathison; a daughter and two sons, Andrea Garvey of Huntington, L.I.; Mark of Sunnyside, N.Y.; and Ramsey Rowland of Meshoppen and Largo, Fla. He also leaves two sisters, Safeya of Alexandria, VA; and Hoda Garnett of East Islip, NY; three grandchildren, several nieces and a nephew.

Ramzy was a member of the Association of Former International Civil Servants, which covers 15 organizations.

In accordance with his request, he will be cremated.

Memorial services and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, PA 18630.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of the donor's choice.
Published by Scranton Times on Jul. 31, 2011.
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Dear Madge and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. i will miss the times sitting with him after those cold days hunting. he was a truly remarkable man. i will miss him.
Chris Shrader
August 9, 2011
Madge and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember him as a gentle, kind man -- the man who taught me how to ride a bike after my father died.
Richard Brownstone
August 4, 2011
Madge, Andrea, Mark, Rowland and the rest of your family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What an extensive career he had too. My thoughts are with you all. Love, Diana
Diana Brownstone
August 4, 2011
He seems to have lived a productive and beneficial life for his family, his homeland and the world. I would have been proud to make his acquaintance. We need more of his kind.
Leon Stark
August 3, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Chuck Bullock
August 3, 2011
So sorry to hear of your loss! God bless you and the rest of your family. Elisa
Elisa Gilbert
August 2, 2011
Andrea, I extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. May you find comfort in the knowledge that your many friends are sending you love at this time.
Isabella Randazzo
August 2, 2011
Madge & family, I am sorry for your loss. I will miss the great stories, pictures & candy Ramzy would bring me when you would bring your car to Route 6. It was a true joy to see both of you coming. He was a very delightful, kind hearted man and was such a bright light in the world. May your memories bring you comfort and lift you when you are down. God Bless you all! Cathy Walters, Mehoopany, Pa
July 31, 2011
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