Nasif A. Shaheen, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. He was born in Bloudan, Syria on May 2, 1934. He cam to the United States in 1951. He served in the United States Army 9th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colorado and was honorably discharged in 1957. He worked at General Electric for 44 years, retiring in 1996. He loved gardening and playing golf. He loved visiting with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Mary (Bojrab) Shaheen; sons, Jeffrey N. and Joseph A. Shaheen both of Fort Wayne; brother Jack A. (Lamia) Shaheen of Fort Wayne; and sister, Julia (Mourad) of Bloudan, Syria. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mel Shaheen and Shaheen Shaheen; and sisters, Mariam (Slayman) and LIla (Mora). He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for over 60 years. Funeral services will be private. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery and Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Christian. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park.
Maribelle Scott Severine, 91, passed away from natural causes April 24, 2020 at the Towne House in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Tekamah, NE January 21, 1929 to David Clark and Dorothy (Thompson) Scott. On August 21, 1949 she married the love of her life, Rodney G. in Tekamah. They were married nearly 70 years before Rod’s death in June 2019. Maribelle attended Wayne State Teachers College in Crete, NE and then taught school before starting their family. After her children were older, she worked part-time as a First Presbyterian Church preschool teacher. She also volunteered with several organizations. In the years before she lost her sight, she was a seamstress, quilter, and crafter, blessing her family with hand-made items. Maribelle was also known for her delicious cookies, baking for every holiday and special occasions. She was a Jubilee member of First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by daughters Sara S. (Dennis) Cowley and Patricia S. (Butch) Pine, both of Ft Wayne; daughter-in-law Lynn Severine; sisters Priscilla Holm and Suzanne (Walter) Mader; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of the Towne House and Heartland Hospice. Maribelle was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney and son, Scott. There will be a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice or BHI Foundation COVID Employee Support, designating The Towne House as the recipient www.bhiseniorliving.org. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.fairhavenfortwayne.com
Fahad M. Shaheen, 89, of Fort Wayne went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 3, 2020. He was born on January 5, 1931 in Bloudan, Syria. Fahad earned an Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University. He retired from G.E. in 1990. Fahad was a member of First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed reading his bibles in six different languages. He also enjoyed gardening, ping pong, tennis, and playing the violin, organ, mandolin, and piano. Fahad is survived by his son, Larry; son-in law, Todd; grandchildren, Christopher, Stephen, Andrew, and Makayla; and brother, Elias (Najat). He was preceded in death by his wife, Nazeera; and daughter, Linda. Condolences can be left online at www.mccombandsons.com.
JANICE GALBREATH LARMORE passed away peacefully on Friday March 20, 2020. Born on June 27, 1940 in Findlay Ohio she is the daughter of Dr. Walter and Sara (Newton) Galbreath. Jan attended Purdue University and received her Bachelor of Science in Education. Upon graduating she married Philip Larmore and moved to Bloomington Indiana. She taught school for several years in Monrovia Indiana while helping put her husband through law school. She moved to Fort Wayne with her husband making the city her home for nearly 50 years. Jan was active in the community as a member of the Junior League. She was a volunteer with the Philharmonic, First Presbyterian Senior outreach as well as active in other charitable organizations. She worked for several local banks throughout her adult life. Jan will be remembered for her wicked sense of humor and love for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of of 56 years Philip H. Larmore. She is survived by sons, Dave (Carolyn) Larmore, and Ken (Karla) Larmore; daughter, Ann (James) Andis; her grandchildren, Harrison, Kaitlyn, Sarah and Claire Larmore, sister Carolyn(Galbreath) Savage of Portland, Oregon. As an animal lover, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Allen County SPCA. Celebration of Life will be held this summer when we can all hug and comfort one another. FairHaven Funeral and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.