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Ibrahim George Bitar

February 6, 1923 — October 19, 2008

With deep regret and sorrow, we announce that Ibrahim George Bitar passed away peacefully in the late hours of Sunday, Oct. 19th 2008 at the age of 86. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, graduated from the InternationalCollege in 1942 and attended the AmericanUniversity of Beirut. He immigrated to the United States in 1950 and settled in Los Angeles where he worked for Bank of America. In 1958 he returned to Lebanon, got married and worked in the banking industry. In 1987 he joined his wife and son in the US and lived in Atlanta until his passing last Sunday.

Ibrahim is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mrs. Liza Edward Bitar; his son, Ghassan “Jason” Bitar and his wife Imane Bechara Bitar; and grandchildren, Yara and Rami Ibrahim; his brother, Dr. John George Bitar  and his family of Vienna, Va.; and his sister, Mrs. Inaam Abi-Samra and her family of San Diego, CA. Wake Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 23rd, between 6:00pm and 8:00pm at A.S. Turner & Sons funeral home at 2773 North Decatur Rd. Decatur , Ga. 30033 Phone:(404)292-1551 Funeral services will be held Friday, October 24th at 11:00am at St John Chrysostom Melkite Church located  at 1428 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307  Phone:(404) 373-9522 Following the memorial service a lunch will be served at the family restaurant Mezza located at 2751 Lavista Rd. Decatur, GA 30033 Phone:(404) 633-8833 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St John Chrysostom Melkite Church that in turn will be transferred to "The Lebanese Association of SOS Children’s Villages" providing orphaned and abandoned children homes in Lebanon. Consolations and Condolences will be offered at the family residence on Sunday Oct.26th 2008 between 2:00 pm and 5:00pm. A. S. Turner & Sons

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