John M. Deeb

John Deeb
John M. Deeb of Danbury, husband of Leonie “Lily” (Tahan) Deeb died on Friday, May 13, 2011 at Danbury Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

John was born in Suadiye, Turkey, son of Michael and Karime (Attick) Deeb.  He attended schools in Turkey and as a young man, he left Turkey in pursuit of education and attended the American University, Beirut, Lebanon and worked as a former air traffic controller.

He immigrated with his family in 1960 to Danbury and played an active role in his community throughout his life.  He worked for twenty-five years as a manufacturing supervisor at Amphenol and retired in 1985.  He was a devoted and vital member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Danbury where he served for many years as president of the board and still remained active in the church’s men’s group.  He was also a senior member of the City of Danbury planning commission.

John was loved and admired by his family and community and will be sorely missed.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of fifty-nine years, Leonie Deeb and his children, Micheline Deeb Fournier and her husband, Dennis Fournier of Atlanta, GA and Daniel John Deeb of Danbury. John also took pride in his grandchildren, Jean-Paul Deeb Fournier, a chartered financial analyst and his wife, Lauren Centofanti Fournier of Boston, MA, Christina Nicole Fournier MD, a neurologist, of Boston, MA and Michael Daniel Deeb, a law student, of Atlanta, GA.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Deeb was predeceased by two sisters, Jeanette and Freda.

The Pascal Rite of Burial will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:30 am in St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 125 Kohanza St., Danbury with the Very Rev. Fr. George Alberts officiating.

Interment will be private.

The family will received friends at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church on Monday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

In lieu of Flowers, contributions in Mr. Deeb’s memory and honor may be made to St. George Church Development Fund.

The family would like to express their profound gratitude to all the Doctors and dedicated staff of Danbury Hospital who took exceptional and compassionate care of him and his family.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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