In Memoriam: Edward Jaber Farhat, Sr. (Eddie)

Edward Jaber Farhat, Sr. (Eddie) | November 17, 1937 – March 28, 2022
Edward Jaber Farhat, Sr. (Eddie) | November 17, 1937 – March 28, 2022

November 17, 1937 – March 28, 2022

Edward Jaber Farhat, Sr., (Eddie), 84,  passed away Monday, March 28, 2022. He was born on November 17, 1937, in Ramallah, Palestine, to the late Jaber and Miriam Michael Farhat. He immigrated with his parents in 1946 to Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating from Paxon High School in 1955, he went on to serve eight years in the National Guard.

In 1966, he married his loving wife of 56 years, Saundra Haddad Farhat, and they were blessed with three of the most wonderful, loving, and kind children, Jay Farhat (Renee), Tammy Lee, and Michael Farhat (Melissa), and seven grandchildren, who were the light of his life:  Davis, Sydnie, and Ava Lee; Justin and Colin Farhat; Kaley and Brayden Farhat. He is also survived by his sisters, Grace Abboud (Richard) and Kathy Rukab, and his brother, Johnny Farhat (Sandy), and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was in the wholesale paper business for over 49 years and owned and operated Pioneer Paper & Plastics until his retirement. He was a member of Lakewood Presbyterian Church, Ramallah-American Club, Salaam Club, the Scottish Rite, Morocco Shrine, and Duval Lodge.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at Lakewood Presbyterian Church with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lakewood Presbyterian Church or Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

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