ADC Mourns the Loss of Halim Awde`
Washington, DC | September 17, 2008 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is saddened by the passing of Mr. Halim Awde. Mr. Awde was a longtime friend and supporter of ADC, a dedicated activist, former President of the ADC-Massachusetts (ADC-MA) Chapter, and one of the first ADC National Board Members. ADC extend is condolences to the Awde family and its deepest appreciation for his years of service to and on behalf of the Arab-American community.
With his outgoing personality, humor, and open heart Mr. Awde played an important role in mobilizing the local grassroots community and advocating on behalf of the community nationally. He helped found the West Roxbury Arabic School for Children, as well as the Arabic Hour weekly cultural television program, and helped translate the Driver’s License manual into Arabic for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1985 he became the Mayoral Liaison to the Arab American Community to then Mayor of Boston Raymond Flynn.
Halim Awde is survived by his wife Labebe Awde, his son George Awde, and his daughters Rania Awde, Nedal Awde-Smith, and Raghida Awde.
WAKE SERVICE: Thursday, September 19, 5pm-8pm
FUNERAL: Friday, September 20, 10am and to be followed by lunch at 2pm
LOCATION: St George Orthodox Church | 55 Emmonsdale Rd | West Roxbury, MA 02132