Mr. Edmund Joseph Nahom, age79, of New Milford, CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Mr. Nahom lost his battle with cancer that began in 2009. He was a true fighter who did all he could to beat that horrible disease.

Mr. Nahom was born on May 6, 1935 in Danbury CT son of the David and Adell (Metres) Nahom. He joined the Air Force after graduation from Danbury High School in 1952 and served in the Korean War in 1953. He attended Oklahoma University, while in Air Force, under a program called Operation Midnight. He graduated from The University of Connecticut in 1960 with a degree in Business Administration. At UCONN he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. And this is where he met his wife Maria whom he was married to for almost 52 years.

After graduating from UConn, Mr. Nahom sold insurance for four years. Realizing that he was a better business owner than employee, he started out on his own. From 1964 through 1967 he built spec houses and held rental properties. In 1967 Ed and a partner started a company called Seaburg Custom Homes, which later became BRT. For twenty years the company built single family and multi-family homes. In the 80’s they were constructing approximately 300 units per year. After retiring from BRT, Ed built a company with his son Michael called Eastern Connector Specialty Corporation, which is still active. In 2001, with a partner, he purchased an automobile dealership, which ran successfully for 11 years. He retired from there in 2012.

His hobbies included Private Pilot with a Multiple Engine Instrument Rating, a passion he shared with his son David, an Air Force Fighter Pilot. His dying wish was to see him get promoted to general, which will take place in the fall.
He was also a tournament blackjack player and a first baseman and catcher on a Brookfield baseball league team. He was an avid Yankee and UConn football and basketball fan, both men and women.

After he semi-retired from his businesses, he became an avid cooking enthusiast, who liked to experiment with dishes and partner them with wine. He attended many cooking classes at the Silo and The Culinary Institute in Hyde Park NY. He was always looking for an excuse to invite his friends and family over and cook a wonderful meal for them. He continued to do this even after he was unable to eat himself.

Mr. Nahom was a member of the Lebanon American Club and an active member of St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church both of Danbury. He served on the Melkite Diocesan Finance Council, which reports to the Bishop, chairman of the Diocesan Development Office which has oversight on construction and development of Melkite parishes around the country. He volunteered his own time traveling from church to church, many times saving them from bankruptcy. He was a member of the Diocesan Order of Saint Nicholas. As recognition for his untiring service on behalf of the Melkite Church, Mr. Nahom received the Patriarchal Cross of Jerusalem from the Melkite Diocese of Newton.

He is survived by his loving wife Maria, daughters Laura Campbell of Murfreesboro, TN, Beth Nahom of Denver, CO, Sarah Reardon of Centennial, CO, sons Michael Nahom of New Milford, CT and David Nahom of Anchorage, AK and 11 grandchildren whom he adored.

He also leaves behind sisters, Georgette Morey of Danbury, CT, Helen Nahom of Los Angeles, CA & Carol Beers of Southport, NC and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, George Nahom and sister, Emily Gowdy.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM in St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Rd. (Rte. 39N), Danbury with Bishop Nicholas J. Samara and Archimandrite Michael Skrocki officiating.

Interment will take place at the direction of the family.

The family will receive friends at St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 4 PM to 7 PM concluded by the Trisagion Prayer Service at 7 PM and Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to St. Ann’s Church. Saint Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church
181 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811-3635.

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

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