24 August, 2005

ADC Mourns the Death of Dr. Mansour Armaly

 

"On behalf of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Mansour Armaly, who was world renowned in the field of Opthamology," said President Mary Rose Oakar. Dr. Armaly passed away on Friday, August 19, 2005.

Dr. Mansour Armaly was born on 25 February 1927, in Shefa Amer, Palestine. He received his MD from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and his M.Sc. in Ophthalmology from the University of Iowa. Dr. Armaly was an internationally recognised researcher and innovater in the treatment of Glaucoma, and from 1970-1997 was Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the George Washington University Medical Centre, in Washington, D.C. He was the recipient of numerous prestigious professional honours, including the Order of the Cedars for Scientific Achievements awarded by the Lebanese Government, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Award of Merit, an Achievement Award from the International Glaucoma Congress and the Sir Stewart Duke Elder Gold Medal. From 1980-1987, Dr. Armaly served as President of the Pan-American Glaucoma Society.

The Armaly family will receive condolences on Thursday, August 25th, between 4-7 pm at the Watergate East, South Lobby, 2500 Virginia Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20037.

The funeral service will be held at St. Alban's Church, Wisc. and Mass. Ave, Washington D.C., on Saturday, August 27th, at 1:00 pm.

At the bequest of the deceased, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the :

"Dr. Mansour Armaly Memorial Fund"

Office of Development - AUB

3 Dag Hammarskjold Pl. 8th Floor

NY, NY 10007

This will support an educational scholarship at the American University of Beirut.