2013-01-10 / Obituaries

Fred Sayegh

April 20, 1932 – January 5, 2013

The Sayegh Family is grieving at the loss of their beloved patriarch. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Fred Sayegh, will be missed by his family members and dear friends. Mr. Sayegh was born on April 20, 1932, to Mowfek Hwamil and Khazna (Khoury) Sayegh in Ermenin, Jordan. On August 20, 1960, he married Nawal Zeidan in Yonkers, NY.

Together with wife, Nawal, they raised 7 children, and ran the Court Restaurant in Carmel from the 1970’s which is now the Carmel Diner. He retired in 1992 to spend time with his family and second home in Florida.

As a businessman, Fred helped build the Carmel community and was active in the Mason Lodge, Knights of Columbus, and Chamber of Commerce. Fred was a member of the St. George Orthodox Church in Danbury.

Fred is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nawal Sayegh, his seven children, daughter, Rema Sayegh, daughter, Linda Roberti and son-law Scott Roberti, with Joseph, Nicholas and Christopher, son, David Sayegh, and daughter-in-law Manal Sayegh, with William, Matthew and Layla, son, William G. Sayegh, and daughter-in-law, Mona Sayegh, with Samantha, Jessica, Kevin and David, daughter, Diane Jacobs and son-in-law, David Jacobs, with Natalie, Olivia and David, daughter, Sandra Ennabi, and son-in-law Haitham Ennabi, with Emily, Megan and Lauren, and daughter, Jacqueline Annabi and son-in-law, Majed Annabi, with Andrew, Vincent, Alexis and Kristen. Fred is also survived by his two sisters Hind and Nouha who both live in California, as well as dozens of nieces and nephews in New York, California and Jordan.

Fred was a wonderful grandfather to his twenty grandchildren, they were all deeply adored by Fred. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren completely and unconditionally. He was generous, loving, and nurturing, with a heart of gold that was precious and sincere.

Fred will be remembered for many things, including his strong work ethic and business success. But mostly, for his generous smile and kind words. He was a loving and happy man, grateful for the blessings from God for his family and friends.

Fred is a classic example of what a great man is. A true gentleman who stood for all things good: faith, family, love, integrity, dignity, and enduring friendships. Anyone who has had the privilege to know him or simply enjoy a cup of coffee by his side knows instantly that they were in the company of someone great.

A viewing was held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Cargain Funeral Home, and Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held today, Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, 125 Kohanza Street, Danbury, CT 06811. Interment to follow at Raymond Hill Cemetery, 165 Route 52, Carmel, NY 10512.

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