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Camelia A. Saba, 84, of Wheatfield, NY, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 15, 1933, in Akka, Palestine, the daughter of the late Assad and Labiba (Ghoros) Hawa.
Camelia worked as a teacher in Palestine before immigrating to the United States in 1977 to settle in Western New York. Along with her husband, Elias Saba, a professor of math education at the University of Buffalo, she successfully owned and operated the Sands Motel, Travel Lodge and Coachman Inn located in Niagara Falls. Camelia was a longtime active and devoted member of Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church, as well as the Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch. She was best known for her cooking, warm and loving heart, but above all, her love and devotion to her family, especially her grandchildren.
Camelia is survived by her husband of 60 years, Elias Saba; three children, Mona (Wael George) Bawab, Simon (Elsie) Saba and Rana Saba; seven grandchildren, Reema (George) Raya, Nadeen (Gino) Buzzelli, Elias, Nickolas, Joey, Alex and Nicholas; brother, Kameel (Nihai) Hawa; sister, Clair (late Robert) Abdo; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 9th at 10:30 AM. Trisagion Prayers will begin on Wednesday at 7 PM. Memorial offerings may be made to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church Cemetery Fund, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls, NY, 14305. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.
Published on November 7, 2017
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