Fr. George Sayaf fell asleep in the Lord, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 in Cincinnati,Ohio. He was born on November 23, 1939 in Damascus Syria.
He was pre-deceased by his parents: Yousef and Nazira Sayaf, brothers Zaki and Saleem Sayaf and sister in law Kawkab Sayaf .
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Eleftheria; His son Dr. Konstantine Sayaf (Anita); His daughter Nazira Sayaf Waldo (Ashley); Grand children Christen George Waldo, Anthony Robin Waldo and Kalista Marie Sayaf. His brothers: Bishara Sayaf (Liala), Tony Sayaf (Riyam), Rev. Fr. Sami Sayaf (Seham) and sisters, The Rev. Mother Pelajia Sayaf, Liala Sayaf, and Nawal Sayaf. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.
Fr George lived a life of humanity and served many communities in Lebanon, Brazil, and the United States.
Services were held on Sunday May 25,2008, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 6300 Bowden Road, Jacksonville, Florida.
Divine liturgy was held on Monday May 26, 2008, followed by funeral services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church.