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Milad I. Azar

December 25, 1932 November 1, 2008
Milad I. Azar
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Milad I. Azar, 75 years, of Catasauqua entered into eternal rest on November 1, 2008. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Bernice I. (Hein) Azar and they celebrated 53 years of marriage on July 31, 2008.Born in Amar, Syria he was the son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Shahda) Azar. Surviving with his wife Bernice are daughters Nancy E. Azar of Allentown and Tina M. wife of William McLeod of Macungie, sisters May Hakim of Tripoli, Lebanon, Naifeh Afif of Allentown, Nadia B. Azar of Catasauqua and brother Jack Azar of Warren, Michigan. Granddaughter Christine A. wife of Michael McCorristin of Macungie and Grandson Matthew S. Welser of Allentown. Milad is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by a sister Sheila Atiyeh. Milad worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years before retiring on July 3, 1989. He first worked as a postal carrier in Catasauqua and his last ten years of service was as the Postmaster of Mertztown, Pa. His past education and activities are; he attended the University of Michigan in Detroit, he was a member of Salem United Church of Christ of Catasauqua, he was a member and Past Master of Porter F. & A.M. # 284 of Catasauqua, he served on Catasauqua Borough Council for 11 years where he helped to organize Catasauqua’s Town Watch and was a founder and past president of the American Amarian Society of Catasauqua. Milad served his country during the Korean War in the US Army and is a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener and was a man of strong character, principles and ideas. In honor of Milad’s request private services were held at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the St. Luke’s VNA Hospice for the care and comfort provided to Milad and request to send no flowers but make contributions in his name payable to the Hospice of VNA of St. Luke’s. or to the Porter Lodge F.& A.M. # 284 c/o of the Brubaker Funeral Home 234 Walnut Street Catasauqua, Pa. 18032.

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