AKRON, Ohio – Samir Awadallah, 51, died December 30, 2016.
He was born May 27, 1965 in El Bireh, Palestine.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother Suleiman and Fatiha Awadallah as well as his siblings, Saida and Talal Awadallah.
He leaves his siblings behind, Sami Awadallah, Sahar Knodel, Samer Awadallah, Monsour Awadallah, Zain Awadallah and Alia Awadallah as well as many nieces and nephews.
He leaves his wife, Carla Frashure Awadallah and his nine children behind, Zayna Gasior of Struthers, Ohio, Omar Awadallah of Pinellas Park, Florida, Amy Hernandez of Akron, Ohio, Samir Awadallah, Jr of Berlin Center, Ohio, Amber Larew of Clarksville, Tennessee, Saida Awadallah of Campbell, Ohio, Suehad Carlisle of Newark, Delaware, Samer Awadallah of Cleveland, Ohio and Anastasia, location unknown, his stepdaughter, Andrea Burkhimer and ten grandchildren.
If you really knew him, you loved him. He led a hard life but through his struggles he still loved his life and his kids and grandkids. “You live as if you were destined to live forever, no thought of your frailty ever enters your head, of how much time has already gone by you take no heed. You squander time as if you drew from a full and abundant supply, though all the while that day which you bestow on some person or thing is perhaps your last.”
Friends may call from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3 at Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.
Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 4 at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
A television tribute will air Friday, January 6 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.