Journal Report

Descendants of Abd-Allah Gorab (1175)



Generation One



1. Abd-Allah1 Gorab (1175). Abd-Allah (1175) was born Homs, Syria, circa 1790. He married Miriam Gorab (1176). Abd-Allah (1175) died in 1850 Homs, Syria.
Children of Abd-Allah1 Gorab (1175) and Miriam Gorab (1176) all born Homs, Syria, were as follows:

Generation Two



2. Georgis2 Gorab (421) (Abd-Allah1). Georgis (421) was born Homs, Syria. He married Katebh Toumani (422). Georgis (421) died in 1890 Homs, Syria.
Georgis (421)'s occupation: Silk Merchant unknown.
Children of Georgis2 Gorab (421) and Katebh Toumani (422) all born Homs, Syria, were as follows:

5. Noula2 Gorab (1174) (Abd-Allah1). Noula (1174) was born Homs, Syria, in 1817. He married Mariam Zaytoon (1260). Noula (1174) died in 1923 Homs, Syria.
Children of Noula2 Gorab (1174) and Mariam Zaytoon (1260) were as follows:

6. Yousef (Joseph)2 Gorab (1209) (Abd-Allah1). Yousef (1209) was born Homs, Syria, in 1828. He married Tarouz Azunk (1210). Yousef (1209) died in 1929 Paterson, NJ.
He and his wife had sixteen children. Eight survived, one remained in Homs, Syria. All of the others came to America in 1908. He came to America when he was more than seventy years old. He was over six feet tall, with white hair and brown eyes. At one hundred, he could read without glasses and exercised when he felt up to it. When he was born, the Turks were persecuting the Christians in Syria. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church at that time. When Protestant missionaries came to Syria, he was one of the first to convert. Because of this, he and his brothers were sent to jail for four or five days. He learned to weave fine silks by hand. According to a newspaper article about him on his hundredth birthday, he still had "some of his fabrics, fine Eastern cloths, requiring as many as forty shuttles carrying different colors, shot with the silver thread that was considered essential in beautiful cloth at the time. Exquisite designs, works as perfect in their field as Cellini's were in his, were woven by the man.". Yousef (1209) immigrated, in 1911. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Yousef (Joseph)2 Gorab (1209) and Tarouz Azunk (1210) all born Homs, Syria, were as follows:

Generation Three



9. Hasseebey3 Gorab (686) (Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Hasseebey (686) was born Homs, Syria. She married Mikail Hannun (1826). Hasseebey (686) died in 1920; She died in the 1920's.
Children of Hasseebey3 Gorab (686) and Mikail Hannun (1826) were as follows:

12. Yacoub (Jacob)3 Gorab (681) (Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Yacoub (681) was born Homs, Syria, in 1854. He married Kawkob Ackras (1536) New Jersey. Yacoub (681) died in 1917 Union City. NJ.
He immigrated to the US with his wife in 1904. Yacoub (681)'s occupation: Machine Operator NJ. Yacoub (681) immigrated, in 1904. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Yacoub (Jacob)3 Gorab (681) and Kawkob Ackras (1536) were as follows:

13. Younis3 Gorab (682) (Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Younis (682) was born Homs, Syria, in 1865. He married Malaky Khabaaz (1013) Homs, Syria. Younis (682) died in 1934 Union City, NJ.
We have two sources for his birth: 1865 or 1871. Younis (682)'s occupation: Merchant NJ. Younis (682) immigrated, in 1925. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Younis3 Gorab (682) and Malaky Khabaaz (1013) all born Homs, Syria, were as follows:

14. Rasheed3 Gorab (683) (Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Rasheed (683) was born Homs, Syria, in 1874. Rasheed (683) died in 1928.
Children of Rasheed3 Gorab (683) and Saulat Trabulsi (1542) were as follows:

15. Nabiaha3 Gorab (97) (Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Nabiaha (97) was born Homs, Syria, in 1880. She married Shakir Katen (96) Homs, Syria, in 1894. Nabiaha (97) died in 1946 Brooklyn, NY.
She was promised by her family from the day of her birth to marry Shakir. At fourteen she married and gave birth at the age of sixteen to her oldest son Badie. Shakir was sixteen.

Nabiaha never forgave her mother, Katebh Toumani, for not allowing her to go to school. Nabiaha was very bright and rebellious. She was one of the first women in Homs to unveil herself in public.

When she came to America, she didn't speak English. Yet, this did not stop her from traveling on her own. Even though she had her pierced earrings ripped off her ears, she would travel on subways alone. She managed to go from Brooklyn to New Jersey without directions. She'd ride on the "machines with the green eyes". We call them subways.

Nabiaha was a creative cook and baker. Niazi claims she made great kibee. It was round and roasted on a gas fire.

After Shakir died, she lived on 83rd Street with Nazir, Bahig and Alexandria. Then Emil, Ned and Philip came from Syria. She moved with them to Sunset Park Brooklyn. She then went to 79th and 7th Ave. to live with Ned and Nazir. Afterwards she lived with Philip and Emil on 83rd between 4th and 5th. Niazi stayed with them for four years until he got married. Philip and Emil then got married. They and their wives lived with Nabiaha until her death.

She was fastidious with her cleaning. Folks say that she cleaned the bathroom in her hospital room the day she died.

She died "full of cancer". Before she died she told her doctor, "Doctor, I'm ready." She died at 11:20 AM.
Nabiaha (97)'s occupation: Homemaker Brooklyn, NY.
Children of Nabiaha3 Gorab (97) and Shakir Katen (96) all born Homs, Syria, were as follows:

16. Abdo3 Gorab (684) (Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Abdo (684) was born Homs, Syria, in 1885. He married Nazle Gorab (1088) Homs, Syria, in February 1923. Abdo (684) died in 1964 Homs, Syria.
She was a 2nd cousin of Abdo. She was the daughter of Serhan Gorab. Abdo (684)'s occupation: Government NY. Abdo (684) immigrated, in 1897. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Abdo3 Gorab (684) and Nazle Gorab (1088) all born Homs, Syria, were as follows:

17. Hafez3 Gorab (1264) (Noula2, Abd-Allah1) married Victoria Nahas (1875). Hafez (1264) died.
Children of Hafez3 Gorab (1264) and Victoria Nahas (1875) were as follows:

18. Aref3 Gorab (1262) (Noula2, Abd-Allah1) married Shfika Orfaly (1943). Aref (1262) died.
Children of Aref3 Gorab (1262) and Shfika Orfaly (1943) were as follows:

19. Fareeza3 Gorab (1492) (Noula2, Abd-Allah1) married Tewfick Gorab (1272) Paterson, NJ, in 1910. Fareeza (1492) died.
Children of Fareeza3 Gorab (1492) and Tewfick Gorab (1272) were as follows:

22. Ragheb Nicholas3 Gorab (1261) (Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Ragheb (1261) was born Homs, Syria, in 1884. He married Jamile Gorab (1037), daughter of Younis Gorab (682) and Malaky Khabaaz (1013), in 1915. Ragheb (1261) died in August 1967 Homs, Syria.
Children of Ragheb Nicholas3 Gorab (1261) and Jamile Gorab (1037) were as follows:

23. Sadick3 Gorab (1263) (Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1894. He married Alice Gorab (1494) in 1928.
He was in the wholesale wine distribution business. He was a salesman and also owned a restaurant. He immigrated on 12 August 1911 to New York, NY; He came via Ellis Island on the steamship La Lorraine out of LeHavre France.
Children of Sadick3 Gorab (1263) and Alice Gorab (1494) are as follows:

24. Jameely3 Gorab (1211) (Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Jameely (1211) was born Homs, Syria. She married Joseph Haik (1267). Jameely (1211) died.
She had eight children, five girls and three boys. He preached in Arabic in Patterson. Jameely (1211) immigrated, in 1908. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Jameely3 Gorab (1211) and Joseph Haik (1267) were as follows:

25. Tewfick3 Gorab (1272) (Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Tewfick (1272) was born Homs, Syria. He married Fareeza Gorab (1492) Paterson, NJ, in 1910. Tewfick (1272) died.
Children of Tewfick3 Gorab (1272) and Fareeza Gorab (1492) were as follows:

26. Sirhan3 Gorab (1269) (Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Sirhan (1269) was born Homs, Syria. He married Najla Rizk (1270). He married Unknown Gorab (1511). Sirhan (1269) died Homs, Syria.
Sirhan (1269) immigrated, in 1908. Destination: (an unknown value).
There were no children of Sirhan3 Gorab (1269) and Najla Rizk (1270).
Children of Sirhan3 Gorab (1269) and Unknown Gorab (1511) are:

27. Zareefy3 Gorab (1271) (Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Zareefy (1271) was born Homs, Syria. She married Unknown 'Baker' Khabaz (1507). Zareefy (1271) died.
Children of Zareefy3 Gorab (1271) and Unknown 'Baker' Khabaz (1507) are as follows:

29. Zakeeye3 Gorab (1273) (Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Zakeeye (1273) was born Homs, Syria. She married Kelley George (1280). Zakeeye (1273) died.
Children of Zakeeye3 Gorab (1273) and Kelley George (1280) were as follows:

30. Abdo Joseph3 Gorab (1212) (Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Abdo (1212) was born Homs, Syria, on 1 January 1871. He married Asma Barakat Bishara (1213) Majdelshams, Lebanon, on 17 November 1903. Abdo (1212) died on 17 May 1948 Paterson, NJ, at age 77.
He was also in the linen business. Abdo (1212)'s occupation: Preacher unknown. Abdo (1212) immigrated, in 1909. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Abdo Joseph3 Gorab (1212) and Asma Barakat Bishara (1213) were as follows:

31. Ameen Emil3 Gorab (1274) (Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Ameen (1274) was born Homs, Syria, on 4 July 1885. He married an unknown person. He married Mahasin Mittry (1501) Paterson, NJ, on 15 May 1920. Ameen (1274) died.
There were no children of Ameen Emil3 Gorab (1274) and the unknown spouse mentioned above.
Children of Ameen Emil3 Gorab (1274) and Mahasin Mittry (1501) were as follows:

Generation Four



35. Rasmie4 Hannun (1851) (Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) married Hafez Abud (1852).
Children of Rasmie4 Hannun (1851) and Hafez Abud (1852) are as follows:

37. Zike4 Hannun (1827) (Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born 18?? Damascus, Syria. He married Unknown (--?--) (1828). He died in 1923.
Children of Zike4 Hannun (1827) and Unknown (--?--) (1828) were as follows:

38. Habib4 Hannun (1838) (Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born 18?? He married Marta (--?--) (1839). He died 19??
Children of Habib4 Hannun (1838) and Marta (--?--) (1839) are as follows:

39. Zakie4 Hannun (1836) (Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1884. She married Nicolau Hanna (1837). She died in 1967.
Children of Zakie4 Hannun (1836) and Nicolau Hanna (1837) were:

40. Karime4 Hannun (1863) (Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1905. She married Essar Trabulsi (1864) Sao Paulo, Brazil.
She lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Children of Karime4 Hannun (1863) and Essar Trabulsi (1864) were as follows:

42. Abdulmasseh (Albert)4 Gorab (1048) (Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Abdulmasseh (1048) was born Homs, Syria, on 6 December 1891. He married Muhjy Gorab (1046) Union City, NJ, on 6 February 1926. Abdulmasseh (1048) died on 25 June 1972 Oradell, NJ, at age 80.


The following was written by Albert Gorab, Sr., October 31, 1955

On that night, at Corona Lodge, Has. Hts., my five boys became master masons. It was a night to remember. I was indeed proud to be the father of such wonderful boys.

I received and raised Victor. Edmund was raised by W. M. Rhoades and received by Joe Weaver. Herbert was received by Wm. Roy Thorn and raised by Dr. Shafeek Nafash. AI Jr. was received by R.W. Nead and raised by W.F. Chandler PM of Eclipse Lodge. Kenneth was received and raised by WR Master Hoppe.

Sons -This night is a precious memory in my life. Long and deep had been my longing to see you made master masons. And now that my desire has been satisfied I say to you, Go out into the vast field of masonry and humanity and sow the seeds of good deeds. Your reward would be your inner satisfaction. The true meaning of life is to be of service.


That ls Life

Let me listen to the tunes of my aching heart
Let me listen to the tunes of my joyous heart
And let the two tunes blend into one

That is life
It echoes the feelings within your heart and my heart
It unfolds the story of life -Its sweetness -bitterness
So let one listen to my lonely heart
My dreams of days gone bye have turned into memories
Sweet and bitter thoughts come and go
That is life
In my years of maturity, let my dreams and
memories turn into an eternal song
my thoughts mature -my spirit mellow -my heart exalted.

He also wrote the following in the Spring of 1958

I write the following for my children and grandchildren so they would know
something about their Foreign born father and grandfather.

The Place -my birthplace -Horns, Syria (Dec. 6, 1891)
The date -May 1, 1903 -shortly before sunrise

I heard my father call -"Kamil, Abdulmasse~ rise -it is time to go." We jumped to our feet, my brother and ~ for it was the beginning of our journey to America. We walked from our home to the AI MWuita (the depot) with members of the family, and the tears were gushing out of the eyes of all of them. From Al-Muhata we got into an open wagon. At 6 AM. my brother 14 and I 11 1/2 yrs. were on our way to Tripolii. Father, Mother and my
brothers Geo. and Sam were to follow us the next in the "Rontoon" a coach.
The wagon traveling over a busy road -The driver said you will soon see the sea. What is a sea? I had no idea but soon thereafter we reached the Mediterranean. Dh that is what a sea is -It is a big body of water. About 4
PM. we reached Tripolii -a distance of about 70 miles from Horns. To cover that distance it took us 10 hours.


Go back memory Go back
To the Home wherein I was born.
To the house in dear old Horns, where sorrow and worry were never known, The Home where with brothers,
And Cousins I Played
where dreams of life were never dismayed. Oh take me back to that old home of mine where life was lovely -where life was divine.

And he wrote this in the Spring of 1958

Here I am sitting on my patio enjoying the light, fresh breeze of spring. I look about me. The trees decorated with their leaves. Birds singing in the branches and flying from tree to tree. The lawn coming up to form a velvety green carpet. Buds opening into bloom. Lilacs with their scent in the air. I look up into the sky. There I behold the beautiful deep sky blue with white clouds formed in many and different forms slowly, majestically moving from west to east. They break and join and seem to be racing in infinite space. Again I look down at my beautiful azalea. The buds are just opening. Soon the beautiful salmon colored petals will smile to the sun. The butterflies, yes two white ones, are dancing above it. Nature 0' Nature how beautiful and glorious you are.


"I Am An American"

It is God's blessing to be an American not only on May the 18th, but at all time. "May the 18th" I am an American day should only be a reminder to us that by action and deed we should manifest our sincere sentiments and loyalty to this great country of prosperity and plenty.

To you Americans -whether by birth or choice I say. Kneel down at the sacred altar of gratitude and offer your prayers of thanks and praise to Almighty GOD for that noble citizenship; for that great gift HE has bestowed upon you -The gift of freedom. The freedom of thought, speech, and the right to worship according to your heart's dictates.

In this sentence "I am an American" there is pride and honor that reaches the skies. There is a greatness and glory in the knowledge that you are protected by the STARS and STRIPES. There is a sweet tune that should stir every heart when you say "I am an American". GOD protect and uphold America.

Albert Gorab, Jr. wrote the following about his parents:

THE TRANSITION FROM AN IMIGRANT FAMILY TO A FULL- FLEDGED AMERICAN-SYRIAN GENERATION
ALBERT GORAB,JR.


My father and mother, Albert Gorab and Muhjy Gorab were born in Homs, Syria. They came to the United States to seize an opportunity for a better life and also wanted to escape the repressive Turkish Ottoman domination of Syrian citizens. My father came to this country as an eleven year old boy. He became self-educated and with his brothers began an export and import business between Mexico and the United States. He married my mother in 1926 and they had five sons.

In 1927 my father began a successful real estate and insurance business in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. He became a very involved member of the community and helped develop the town’s infrastructure of roads and sewers. He transacted the sale of land for a 400 home development in Wood-Ridge which was known as “Sunshine City”. He was elected to the Borough Council and served on several Bergen County Commissions. My dad was very learned for a self-educated man. He had published poetry and was a prolific reader of books and periodicals. Among his friends were Arabic writers and the famous Khalil Gibran. I remember my father and I visiting Dr. Philip Hitti ,an Arab scholar, at Princeton University. My father considered him a dear friend.

My mother was a very loving person and a wonderful hostess. Anyone entering her home was made to feel most welcome and no one could leave without first eating her wonderful cooking and baking. She was totally devoted to her five sons. She loved people and was a very empathetic person. She truly felt other people’s pain and tried to ease it when she could.

I and all of the first generation American Gorabs owe a debt of gratitude to our wonderful parents who set an example of hard work and commitment to family. That example in my particular family resulted in three of my brothers going into the family business. In addition to their business success, they too, were very much involved in community affairs. They belonged to the Lions Club, Square Club and Volunteer Fire Department . Edmund was chairman of the Zoning Board and Herb became Mayor of Wood-Ridge. Victor was a member of the United States Army and served in the occupation forces in Germany after World War 11.He was a member of the VFW and the Masonic Lodge.

My younger brother Kenneth and I became educators and both became Superintendents of Schools in Bergen County, New Jersey. In some small way, I think we have had a positive impact on the thousands of children who went through our school systems. We are both retired and live just one block away from each other in Wayne, NJ. The other brothers are deceased but live in our memories.

The accomplishments of the larger Gorab family are impressive. Many 1st generation and 2nd generation members have distinguished themselves as doctors, lawyers, engineers, business executives, teachers and bankers. We own a proud heritage and I am confident that future generations will continue to be outstanding members of the American fabric.

The courage of our parents and all the immigrants who left their homes and came to a strange country is worthy of recognition. They came with nothing but their desire to make a better life. The language was strange and the culture was different. I remember my mother telling me the story about her asking the butcher for “cow meat “n ot knowing it was called beef. She reasoned they called lamb-lamb, and chicken -chicken. She was so embarrassed when the butcher laughed and explained that beef comes from cows. How was she to know?

I ask the reader to consider how easy it was for us as the first generation to succeed because we stood on the shoulders of our parents who had to pull themselves up by their boot straps and made their way in a new land. What wonderful people they were and how we should always be grateful to them and always honor their memory.

August 14, 2007.
Children of Abdulmasseh (Albert)4 Gorab (1048) and Muhjy Gorab (1046) were as follows:

43. George4 Gorab (1538) (Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). George (1538) was born before 1900. He married Helen Rasmus (1545). George (1538) died in 1954.
He came to the US in 1904. George (1538)'s occupation: Insurance worker. George (1538) immigrated, in 1904. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of George4 Gorab (1538) and Helen Rasmus (1545) were as follows:

44. Edward4 Gorab (1539) (Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Edward (1539) was born before 1904. He married Cuca Gorab (1548). Edward (1539) died in 1961.
Edward (1539)'s occupation: Import/export business. Edward (1539) immigrated, in 1904. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Edward4 Gorab (1539) and Cuca Gorab (1548) are as follows:

45. Alice4 Gorab (1494) (Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Alice (1494) was born Woodridge, NJ, on 31 May 1907. She married Sadick Gorab (1263) in 1928. She died in 1998 NJ.
Children of Alice4 Gorab (1494) and Sadick Gorab (1263) are as follows:

46. Ragheb4 Gorab (1537) (Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Ragheb (1537) was born before 1928. He married Saulat Trabulsi (1542). Ragheb (1537) died in 1928.
Children of Ragheb4 Gorab (1537) and Saulat Trabulsi (1542) are as follows:
Children of Ragheb4 Gorab (1537) include:

47. Jamil Younis (Jimmy)4 Gorab (1014) (Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Jamil (1014) was born Homs, Syria, in October 1893. He married Alice Trabulsy (1015) Alexandria, Egypt, in 1929. Jamil (1014) died in 1961 Union City, NJ.
He was in the negligee business. He lived on Gregory Ave. in Weehawhen, NJ. Jamil (1014)'s occupation: Garment Business unknown.
Children of Jamil Younis (Jimmy)4 Gorab (1014) and Alice Trabulsy (1015) were as follows:

48. Jamile4 Gorab (1037) (Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Jamile (1037) was born Homs, Syria, in 1896. She married Ragheb Nicholas Gorab (1261), son of Noula Gorab (1174) and Mariam Zaytoon (1260), in 1915. Jamile (1037) died on 3 February 1959 Homs, Syria.
Children of Jamile4 Gorab (1037) and Ragheb Nicholas Gorab (1261) were as follows:

50. Nadeem4 Gorab (1035) (Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Nadeem (1035) was born Homs, Syria, in 1900. He married Lillian McLoof (1045) Pampton Lakes, NJ, on 8 January 1938. Nadeem (1035) died in 1963 Hasbrouck Height, NJ.
He was a partner in a contractor business. Nadeem (1035)'s occupation: Negligees unknown.
Children of Nadeem4 Gorab (1035) and Lillian McLoof (1045) both born Christ Hospital, Jersey City, NJ, are as follows:

52. Muhjy4 Gorab (1046) (Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Muhjy (1046) was born Homs, Syria, on 3 February 1906. She married Abdulmasseh (Albert) Gorab (1048) Union City, NJ, on 6 February 1926. Muhjy (1046) died on 2 May 1970 Wood-Ridge, NJ, at age 64.
She witnessed the biography of Abdulmasseh (Albert) Gorab (1048):

The following was written by Albert Gorab, Sr., October 31, 1955

On that night, at Corona Lodge, Has. Hts., my five boys became master masons. It was a night to remember. I was indeed proud to be the father of such wonderful boys.

I received and raised Victor. Edmund was raised by W. M. Rhoades and received by Joe Weaver. Herbert was received by Wm. Roy Thorn and raised by Dr. Shafeek Nafash. AI Jr. was received by R.W. Nead and raised by W.F. Chandler PM of Eclipse Lodge. Kenneth was received and raised by WR Master Hoppe.

Sons -This night is a precious memory in my life. Long and deep had been my longing to see you made master masons. And now that my desire has been satisfied I say to you, Go out into the vast field of masonry and humanity and sow the seeds of good deeds. Your reward would be your inner satisfaction. The true meaning of life is to be of service.


That ls Life

Let me listen to the tunes of my aching heart
Let me listen to the tunes of my joyous heart
And let the two tunes blend into one

That is life
It echoes the feelings within your heart and my heart
It unfolds the story of life -Its sweetness -bitterness
So let one listen to my lonely heart
My dreams of days gone bye have turned into memories
Sweet and bitter thoughts come and go
That is life
In my years of maturity, let my dreams and
memories turn into an eternal song
my thoughts mature -my spirit mellow -my heart exalted.
Children of Muhjy4 Gorab (1046) and Abdulmasseh (Albert) Gorab (1048) were as follows:

54. Nuzlie4 Gorab (1040) (Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Nuzlie (1040) was born Homs, Syria, in August 1910. She married Morris Nafash (1318). Nuzlie (1040) died in 1988 Woodridge, NJ.
Nuzlie (1040)'s occupation: Housewife unknown.
Children of Nuzlie4 Gorab (1040) and Morris Nafash (1318) are as follows:

55. Olga4 Gorab (1041) (Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Olga (1041) was born Homs, Syria, in August 1910. She married Henry Nafash (1329). She died on 21 March 2004 at age 93; OLGA GORAB NAFASH, of Hackensack, formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, was born in Syria and came to the United States in 1930. She had been a pattern maker in Union City. She was a member of the Syrian-American Club auxiliary, Union City.
She resided Hackensack, NJ.
Children of Olga4 Gorab (1041) and Henry Nafash (1329) are as follows:

56. Leila4 Gorab (1042) (Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Leila (1042) was born Homs, Syria, in 1912. She married Anthony Farhat (1205). Leila (1042) died in December 1990 Hasbrouck Height, NJ.
Her name in Arabic, Lala, means "very pretty". Leila (1042)'s occupation: Housewife unknown.
Children of Leila4 Gorab (1042) and Anthony Farhat (1205) are as follows:

57. Efifie4 Gorab (1043) (Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Efifie (1043) was born Homs, Syria, in 1915. She married Phillip Haggar (1359).
She resided Fort Lee, NJ. Efifie (1043)'s occupation: Housewife unknown.
Children of Efifie4 Gorab (1043) and Phillip Haggar (1359) are as follows:

58. Souad (Violet)4 Gorab (1044) (Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Souad (1044) was born Homs, Syria, in 1923. She married Alfred Haggar (1372). Souad (1044) died in 1989 Wayne, NJ.
Souad (1044)'s occupation: Housewife unknown.
Children of Souad (Violet)4 Gorab (1044) and Alfred Haggar (1372) were as follows:

60. Soraya4 Gorab (1543) (Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1895. She married Mussa Anauate (1615). She died in 1960.
Children of Soraya4 Gorab (1543) and Mussa Anauate (1615) were as follows:

61. Husni4 Gorab (1704) (Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1899 Brazil. He married Julietai Moherdaui (1705). He died in 1950.
Children of Husni4 Gorab (1704) and Julietai Moherdaui (1705) were as follows:

62. Bassim4 Gorab (1714) (Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1901. He married Helena Bonduki (1715). He married Margarida Bunduki (1728). He died in 1981.
Children of Bassim4 Gorab (1714) and Helena Bonduki (1715) are as follows:
Children of Bassim4 Gorab (1714) and Margarida Bunduki (1728) are as follows:

64. Badre4 Gorab (1744) (Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1905. He married Nassima Sabbag (1745). He died in 1940.
Children of Badre4 Gorab (1744) and Nassima Sabbag (1745) were as follows:

65. Mahacein4 Gorab (1800) (Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1907. She married Subhe Nicolau Hanna (1801), son of Nicolau Hanna (1837) and Zakie Hannun (1836). She died in 1988.
Children of Mahacein4 Gorab (1800) and Subhe Nicolau Hanna (1801) are as follows:

66. Madhat4 Gorab (1816) (Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1908. He married Minerva Abdulmassih (1817). He died in 1958.
Children of Madhat4 Gorab (1816) and Minerva Abdulmassih (1817) are as follows:

68. Badie Shakir4 Katen (22) (Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Badie (22) was born Homs, Syria, on 24 July 1896. He married Angelle Azar (23) Brooklyn, NY, on 21 April 1923. Badie (22) died on 12 January 1993 Brooklyn, NY, at age 96. His body was interred on 16 January 1993 Brooklyn, NY, Greenwood.
After graduating High School in Homs, in 1913, Badie immigrated to Brooklyn. He immediately opened a grocery store in Manhattan. Later he added a restaurant to it. He operated both until 1920. (see http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/nyregion/25quarter.html?_r=1&emc=eta1 ) This is an article from the NY Times, August 24, 2010, "When an Arab Enclave Thrived Downtown"

He served in the United States Army in Camp Gordon near Atlanta, GA. He started in officer training school when the World War 1 was ending.

In early 1921, he then went to Shanghai and Swatu, China to export embroidery, linens and laces to New York. His brothers, Bahig and Niazi followed him and ran the business from China. He stayed in China a total of 22 months. He returned to Brooklyn in Dec, 1922 to marry Angelle. They married in 1923.

Badie was involved in importing and selling of goods until World War 2. He opened a quilting manufacturing business in 1949 which he ran until he retired. All three sons worked with him. Joseph left in the early 1950's. He turned the business over to his two sons, Butch and Floyd.

Badie died on Jan 12, 1993 at 11:13 AM in Victory Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn. He was 96.

Badie (22)'s occupation: Manufacturer Brooklyn, NY. He was ill with eye disorders; Macular degeneration. Badie (22) immigrated, in 1913. Destination: Ellis Island, NY.
Children of Badie Shakir4 Katen (22) and Angelle Azar (23) all born Brooklyn, NY, were as follows:

69. Bahig4 Katen (98) (Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Bahig (98) was born Homs, Syria, on 19 September 1898. He married Alexandria Arida (99) on 31 December 1928. Bahig (98) died in 1974 Brooklyn, NY.
He was a linen manufacturer. He and his brothers Emil and Philip owned Katen Quilting. Bahig (98)'s occupation: Manufacturer Brooklyn, NY. He was ill with cancer; Don't know.
Children of Bahig4 Katen (98) and Alexandria Arida (99) were as follows:

70. Bahija4 Katen (106) (Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Bahija (106) was born Homs, Syria, on 18 February 1902. She married Michael Albert Takla (107) Brooklyn, NY, on 25 January 1936. Bahija (106) died on 15 January 1988 Emerson, NJ, at age 85.
Bahija (106)'s occupation: Housewife Brooklyn, NY. Bahija (106) immigrated, in 1934. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Bahija4 Katen (106) and Michael Albert Takla (107) all born Brooklyn, NY, were as follows:

72. Nazir4 Katen (116) (Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Nazir (116) was born Homs, Syria, on 13 November 1906. He married Mabel Saleeby (117) Brooklyn, NY, on 24 February 1934.
Nazir came to California in the early 40's with 3 children. He had been selling linens for his brother Badie in Brooklyn for about three years. Nazir's cousin Tameen needed help and asked him to come to California to sell for him. He didn't want to go. So he politely said he'd reconsider at Christmas. When early December 1943 came, a letter and a ticket to California arrived from Tameen. Nazir went to check out the West. By February 1944 his wife Mabel came with their three children.

For 3 years, Nazir sold for Tameen. But, Nazir was having troubles with his cousin's sister, Tameene. He tried to no avail to resolve the problem. At the same time, Nazir was thinking about going into business for himself. He did.

During his first year, the stress was very hard on him. He had heart problems. According to Nazir, he prayed and "asked God to take care of my wife and three children" should anything happen to him. He now says that God did not want the responsibility. Nazir got his health back.

Immediately afterwards, a man asked if he could sell for Nazir. The man had four other companions who would sell also. Nazir accepted and the rest is history. Nazir's business did very well.

During my visit in 1995, Nazir was 88 and Mabel was in her early 80's. I found Nazir and Mabel to be a very complimentary couple. They welcome guests, and truly enjoy their family. They are active members of their Presbyterian Church in West Hollywood. They live in a beautiful cooperative: "one block south of Santa Monica Boulevard and four blocks east of La Cienega" [Mabel's directions].

He came from Homs, Syria on a boat that arrived in Providence, RI. He left his family and made America his "home by choice". He was a runner in Syria and a Dodger's fan here. Nazir was introduced to baseball by John Oujile, Badie's wife Angelle's mother's brother.
Mabel was born in the States and an only child. She adopted the Katen family as her own family.

They are proud of their three children. Each gave them a boy and a girl for grandchildren. They are great grandparents now. He resided Los Angeles, CA. Nazir (116)'s occupation: Importer Los Angeles, CA. He was ill with eye disorders; Macular degeneration. Nazir (116) immigrated, in October 1923. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Nazir4 Katen (116) and Mabel Saleeby (117) are as follows:

73. Niazi4 Katen (124) (Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Niazi (124) was born Homs, Syria, on 17 February 1909. He married Vickie Ayoub (125) on 8 November 1941. He died on 7 December 2003 Brooklyn, NY, at age 94; Niazi died in his sleep in his apartment on Shore Road.
Niazi was wounded in World War II, sent to London to heal and than returned to the battlefield. In fear of the Turks, Niazi's parents named him after Niazi Basha, a general in the Turkish army.

Niazi owned Premiere Quilting in Oxford, North Carolina. He resided Brooklyn, NY. He was ill with eye disorders; Macular degeneration. Niazi (124) retired Brooklyn, NY. He was ill with cancer; Prostate cancer. Niazi (124)'s occupation: Manufacturer before 1990.
Children of Niazi4 Katen (124) and Vickie Ayoub (125) all born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:

74. Emil Shakir4 Katen (143) (Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Emil (143) was born Homs, Syria, on 20 February 1911. He married Florence Massad (144) Brooklyn, NY, on 8 December 1945. Emil (143) died on 6 August 1999 Emerson, NJ, at age 88.
He owned Katen Quilting along with his brothers' Philip and Bahig. He resided Emerson, NJ. Emil (143)'s occupation: Manufacturer NY. Emil (143) retired.
Children of Emil Shakir4 Katen (143) and Florence Massad (144) all born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:

75. Philip4 Katen (135) (Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Philip (135) was born Homs, Syria, on 26 February 1913. He married Alice Hawa (136) Brooklyn, NY, on 6 December 1941. He married Ina Jabbour (1928) in April 2000.
During World War II, he served three years in Casa Blanca.

Later, he owned Katen Quilting with his brothers Emil and Bahig.

Philip enjoys helping his friends operate a popular Syrian bakery in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He is a proud board member for St. Nicholas Home for the Aged.

He provided much of the information for this genealogical report.
He resided Brooklyn, NY. Philip (135) retired Brooklyn, NY. He was ill with eye disorders; Macular degeneration. Philip (135)'s occupation: Quilter unknown before 1985.
Children of Philip4 Katen (135) and Alice Hawa (136) all born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:
There were no children of Philip4 Katen (135) and Ina Jabbour (1928).

76. Ramez4 Gorab (1089) (Abdo3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Ramez (1089) was born Homs, Syria, on 9 March 1924. He married Nada Bishara (1095) Homs, Syria, in 1960.
He resided Latakia, Syria. Ramez (1089)'s occupation: Customs Agent unknown.
Children of Ramez4 Gorab (1089) and Nada Bishara (1095) all born Latakia, Syria, are as follows:

78. Katy4 Gorab (1091) (Abdo3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Katy (1091) was born Homs, Syria, on 12 February 1927. She married Alfred Ghattas (1101) Homs, Syria, in September 1946. Katy (1091) was divorced from Alfred Ghattas (1101) Cairo, Egypt, in 1950.
Katy has a reputation similiar to her Aunt Nabiah's. Nabiah was the first in Homs to unveil herself in public. Katy was the first woman from Homs to work in a large company. She worked for the Iraq Petroleum Company which at that time was the biggest in town. When her marriage to Alfred Ghattas didn't work out, Katy knew that she had to make it on her own. She learned shorthand and how to type without any help. She did have her mother's encouragement. As a result, she managed to get work with the Iraqi firm and then as an administrator for the International College in Beirut. The International College was a prep school for the American University of Beirut and located on the same campus. It is no longer directly affiliated. She was the Assistant to the President and the Assistant Secretary of the Board. Because of her abilities, she was the first Lebanese to be sent to work in the home office in New York City. Katy worked for 14 years with them until her retirement. She now lives among her family and friends in Beirut. She resided Beirut, Lebanon. Katy (1091)'s occupation: Administrator unknown. Katy (1091) immigrated, in 1980. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Katy4 Gorab (1091) and Alfred Ghattas (1101) are:

79. Riyad4 Gorab (1092) (Abdo3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Riyad (1092) was born Homs, Syria, on 14 September 1929. He married Odette Freiwah (1105) Beirut, Lebanon, in 1965. Riyad (1092) died on 22 October 1991 Hackensack, NJ, at age 62.
Riyad (1092)'s occupation: Accountant unknown. Riyad (1092) immigrated, in 1977. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Riyad4 Gorab (1092) and Odette Freiwah (1105) both born Beirut, Lebanon, are as follows:

80. Albert Abdo4 Gorab (1093) (Abdo3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Albert (1093) was born Homs, Syria, in November 1933. He married Mona Younis (1108) Beirut, Lebanon, on 30 January 1965.
He and his wife Mona took over her father's factory. They built it into a successful plant that manufactures aluminum and plastics. They sold it to a large firm. He is now the Vice President of Operations. He resided Midland, Ontario. Albert (1093)'s occupation: Manufacturer unknown. Albert (1093) immigrated, in 1958. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Albert Abdo4 Gorab (1093) and Mona Younis (1108) are as follows:

81. Adnan4 Gorab (1094) (Abdo3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Adnan (1094) was born Homs, Syria, on 19 October 1934. He married Wedad Shamlati (1112) Beirut, Lebanon, in 1963. He died on 5 May 2010 Beirut, Lebanon, at age 75.
He is a department store manager. He resided Beirut, Lebanon. Adnan (1094)'s occupation: Manager unknown.
Children of Adnan4 Gorab (1094) and Wedad Shamlati (1112) all born Beirut, Lebanon, are as follows:

82. Mary Nahas4 Gorab (556) (Hafez3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) married Annes Nasser (555).
She resided Santiago, Chile.
Children of Mary Nahas4 Gorab (556) and Annes Nasser (555) are as follows:

83. Widad Nahas4 Gorab (1876) (Hafez3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) married Nicolas Gorab (1877), son of Ragheb Gorab (1537), Santiago, Chile. She died in 1972 Russia; According to Ronald Gorab, his sisters Sonia and Widad , along with his brother in law Nicolas Gorab and his nephew Raul Gorab ( 9 years) all died in 1972 in a plane crush, near Moscow.
Children of Widad Nahas4 Gorab (1876) and Nicolas Gorab (1877) were:

84. Lilian Nahas4 Gorab (1885) (Hafez3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) married Salvador Mahana (1886).
She lived in Santiago, Chile.
Children of Lilian Nahas4 Gorab (1885) and Salvador Mahana (1886) are as follows:

87. Ronald Nahas4 Gorab (1891) (Hafez3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 14 August 1942. He married Gemma Sabat (1892).
He lived in Chile. Ronald smailed the following from his home in Chile:

I felt really happy to view all the Gorab`s since 1791. I am married to Gemma Sabat , and my dughters are Daniela (lawyer )29 years old , Catalina ( journalist ) 27 years old and Nicole ( student ) 15 years old . I`m the last of the Gorab`s in Chile, after my death, there will no more Gorab`s in Chile.
Did you know that there is a pyramid and temple in Egypt named ABU GORAB ?
There is also a cargo ship Gorab (Alexandria)
A General in the armed forces also in Egypt, during 1967.
Below is a copy of his letter published in El Mercurio, the main newspaper in Chile.
Due to the conflict in Iraq I’ve noticed that exists a great lack of knowledge and confusion regarding the Arabs in our country. I think that it has to be considered in the first place, the following:

Not all the Arabs are Moslems (there are more than 12 million Christians);
Not all the Moslems are Arabs (in Turkey and Indonesia, they aren’t);
Not all the Moslems are extremists;
Not all the extremists are Arabs .

The main foundations on witch the Arabs sustained are, the family, religion and hospitality. Besides one of the five "obligations" of the Islam, that says that one must do charity and alms to the needed people (the statistics says that is approx.2.5%).

Lowell Thomas, who traveled with T.E .Lawrence (better known as Lawrence of Arabia), said that the Arabs are completely different from the occidental people because they measure the solids and weight the liquids, they mount the horses from the right side, they read from right to left. Even its language, very rich in words, privileges the style over the substance. Their clothes(the way they dress), the general behavior ,even the way they communicate with God (without a middleperson) are absolutely different to the Occident. Is the reason why this region hasn’t capitulated to the majority of the occidental values.

People just disqualify the Arabs because they considered them to be violent. The Arabs societies are the ones with less criminality in the world. As if the terrorists were born like that and not the product of the aggression and humiliation of other powers.
WE are talking about a millenary culture that originated 3.500 years B.C. (the pyramids in Egypt were built 1.000 years after). The contributions of the Arabs to the occidental culture are many. While Attila destroyed the Balkans, Italy and France; the Arabs tribes gathered in poetry festivals along with scientists and philosophers. Plato, Arquimedes and Pythagoras traveled to Egypt to study their advanced culture. During 700 years the knowledge of Ibn Sina was the basic text for the European students of Medicine.

Damascus, Baghdad, Cairo and Cordova in Spain, were the intellectual centers at that time. The Arabs believed that the earth was round while the Europeans thought that is was plain. They created the sextant, discovered the numbers, including zero, introduced the coffee and chess (the words "jaque mate" means dead king in Arab ).

During the X century, Cordova had 700 mosques, 70.000 houses and 70 libraries, all with a population of 500.000 people , while Paris had less than 10% and London was at that time a village. Cordova also had the first streets lightning in Europe.

As a descendant of Syrian, I visited my ancestors’ house in the city of Homs and realized that it had more than 400 years old. Homs is called the city of the blue stones and is the place were the majority of the Syrians in Chile come from.

I admire the North American people. I have thoughts of friendship, family and of business. I regretted the attack on the twin towers and I considered it a barbarity. Nobody deserves this violence nor the north Americans nor the Arabs .

Ronald Gorab,
Published in "El Mecurio"
December 2007
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Children of Ronald Nahas4 Gorab (1891) and Gemma Sabat (1892) all born Chile are as follows:

88. Hanna4 Gorab (1944) (Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) married Fred Nahass (1945). She married Joseph Haik (1974). She died on 11 May 1991.
She lived in Clifton, NJ.
Children of Hanna4 Gorab (1944) and Fred Nahass (1945) are as follows:
There were no children of Hanna4 Gorab (1944) and Joseph Haik (1974).

89. Joseph Badie4 Gorab (1976) (Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 22 February 1910. He married Gertrude Ellen Grimley (1977). He died on 29 June 1966 at age 56.
Joespeh and Gertrude lived in New Jersey and Rhode Island. Joe was a textile manufacturer with his brother John.
Children of Joseph Badie4 Gorab (1976) and Gertrude Ellen Grimley (1977) are as follows:

90. John Nasib4 Gorab (1980) (Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 13 June 1912. He married Esma Hamway (1981) on 9 October 1938 Paterson, NJ. He died on 1 June 1977 at age 64.
He was a textile manufacturer with his brother Joespeh.
Children of John Nasib4 Gorab (1980) and Esma Hamway (1981) are as follows:

91. Elizabeth4 Gorab (1978) (Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 8 September 1914 Paterson, NJ. She married Habib Azrak (1979). She died on 4 May 2002 at age 87.
Children of Elizabeth4 Gorab (1978) and Habib Azrak (1979) are as follows:

92. Alice T4 Gorab (2155) (Fareeza3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) married Donald Wright (1495).
Children of Alice T4 Gorab (2155) and Donald Wright (1495) are:
Children of Alice T4 Gorab (2155) include:

93. Edward4 Gorab (1493) (Fareeza3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Edward (1493) was born on 13 February 1913. He married Veteri Ida (1910). Edward (1493) died in February 2005.
Children of Edward4 Gorab (1493) and Veteri Ida (1910) are as follows:

95. Richard4 Gorab (1498) (Fareeza3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Richard (1498) was born on 12 July 1920. He married Maria Clark (1914). Richard (1498) died in January 1989 at age 68.
Children of Richard4 Gorab (1498) and Maria Clark (1914) were as follows:

96. Rose4 Gorab (1499) (Fareeza3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Rose (1499) was born on 2 June 1923. She married Leo DeFlora (1500).
Children of Rose4 Gorab (1499) and Leo DeFlora (1500) are:

97. George Ragheb4 Ghorab (1117) (Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). George (1117) was born Homs, Syria, on 6 August 1914. He married Salam Massouh (2122) on 19 March 1939. He died on 28 March 1997 Homs, Syria, at age 82.
He is a personnel supervisor for an Oil Company. He resided Homs, Syria.
Children of George Ragheb4 Ghorab (1117) and Salam Massouh (2122) were as follows:

99. Afeef Ragheb4 Ghorab (1118) (Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Afeef (1118) was born Homs, Syria, in 1917. He married Nilida Kaitloun (2141) on 15 June 1941. Afeef (1118) died on 26 May 1986 Homs, Syria.
He exported and imported silk. Afeef (1118)'s occupation: Import/Export unknown.
Children of Afeef Ragheb4 Ghorab (1118) and Nilida Kaitloun (2141) are as follows:

100. Nicola Ragheb4 Ghorab (1119) (Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Nicola (1119) was born Homs, Syria, in 1926. He married Wedad Gorab (2152). Nicola (1119) died in 1972 Russia.
She was a manufacturer of semi-precious jewelry. Nicola (1119)'s occupation: Pearl Factory.
Children of Nicola Ragheb4 Ghorab (1119) and Wedad Gorab (2152) are as follows:

101. Miriam (Mary) Ragheb4 Gorab (1050) (Ragheb3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Miriam (1050) was born Homs, Syria, on 15 July 1930. She married Victor Gorab (1049) Wood-Ridge, NJ, on 16 September 1951. She died on 23 March 1999 at age 68.
She resided Wood-Ridge, NJ. Miriam (1050)'s occupation: Housewife unknown. Miriam (1050) immigrated, in 1951. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Miriam (Mary) Ragheb4 Gorab (1050) and Victor Gorab (1049) were as follows:

102. William Ragheb4 Ghorab (1121) (Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). William (1121) was born Tripoli on 25 December 1933. He married Norma Ann Neumann (1559) on 16 September 1963. He died on 8 April 2004 San Clemente, CA, at age 70.
He is an electrical engineer. He resided Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. William (1121)'s occupation: Engineer.
Children of William Ragheb4 Ghorab (1121) and Norma Ann Neumann (1559) are as follows:

103. Nicholas4 Gorab (1441) (Sadick3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1929. He married Somaya Fadil (1442) Garfield, NJ, in 1954.
He is an electrical supply salesman. He resided Clifton, NJ.
Children of Nicholas4 Gorab (1441) and Somaya Fadil (1442) are as follows:

104. Robert4 Gorab (1440) (Sadick3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Robert (1440) was born on 30 November 1934. He married Helene Coury (1556).
He was a partner with Hasken & Sellls and then with Deloitte & Touche. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

By Bob Gorab, August 2007

Before I make an attempt on putting something together in the way of an introduction to the Gorab Family History, let me introduce myself. My name is Bob Gorab; I am the son of Sadick (Sam) and Alice Gorab and the brother of Nicholas Gorab. My father is the son of Noula Gorab and was born in Homs Syria and immigrated to the U.S. at an early age. My mother is the only daughter of Yoacub Gorab and was the only child born in the U.S. All of her brothers were born in Homs Syria. So that would make my brother and me one and one-half generation sons of immigrants. My life through college was spent living at home in Clifton N.J. and, in fact, after marriage my wife Helene and I lived in Clifton for five years. My brother Nick still lives in Clifton.

I did not meet or know three of my grandparents. Unfortunately they were deceased long before I was born. The only grandparent I knew and dearly loved was my maternal grandmother Kawkob. She was an absolute angel and had nothing but kind things to say about anyone. I wished I could have spent more time with her.

The only knowledge I have of my paternal grandparents is what I learned from my father and others in the family. So what I write today (August 2007) at the age of 72 is based mostly on those conversations. Only one additional opportunity to know my paternal grandfather came when I was traveling on business in the Middle East with my wife Helene. Before we moved to Beirut, Lebanon in June 1975 (which move was untimely as the war broke out and we subsequently moved to Athens Greece and London) we left Saudi Arabia and visited my cousin Katie Gorab Abbas. While visiting, Katie was kind enough to drive us from Beirut to Homs, Syria. While there we visited the home where my father was born and raised: a truly cherished moment. While the home was no longer owned by the family, the new owners were kind enough to welcome us and to allow us to look throughout the house, a beautiful stone structure that my grandfather built. He was a stonemason. On the roof the house was a very large stone tablet that he had made that contained the names of his family. It was too large for me to lift and too large to think of shipping it home. I now regret that decision. One of the regrets about that trip was that my father, Sadick, had already passed away and I could not share those cherished moments with him. I did however share them with my mother.

Well; that is about as much as I can relate to you about my grandparents. I will now move on to my mother and father.

To describe my parents as being social and giving people would be a vast understatement. As I look back now over the years, I can only think about all the time they gave to entertaining at home, to the time they gave to charitable endeavors, the time they gave to worthwhile causes, the time they gave to the church, and the time my father gave to his favorite pastime—The New York Yankees. This was a passion he shared with John (Naseeb) Gorab, his nephew and good buddy. This passion extended to sharing a box seat at Yankee Stadium for many years. All of this happened while working very hard as basically middle class people to put food on the table, keep a roof over our heads and strongly urging a set of values on my brother and I that included respect, hard work, love of the church and giving to others. Often this effort required my father to work two jobs and long hours. My mother also worked as school crossing guard, where the children she looked after at School #1(my grade school) became her second family.

I don’t want to forget the Sunday afternoons spent under the grape vine arbor around the table eating and visiting and enjoying each other.

A good deal of my father’s charitable activities was centered on the church-St George Syrian Orthodox Church (now Antiochian Orthodox) in Paterson N.J. My father was on the Board of Trustees for years, including presidency a number of times, my mother was a very active member of the Ladies Society. Boy could they cook! My brother and I were baptized there, as well as our children and we were active in youth activities, choir and altar boys.

Another of my father’s activities was as president of the Homsian Charitable Society, a Clifton/Paterson-based charity that by its name was formed and run by people from Homs Syria. This organization ran fund raising functions that raised money for orphanages in Homs. Also this organization, together with the Aleppo-based and Damascus-based organizations in Clifton/Paterson was the New Jersey founding members to the institution we now know as St Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. These three organizations formed the nucleus in New Jersey of what became known then as ALSAC (known then as American Syrian Lebanese Associated Charities and Aiding Leukemia Stricken American Children) a vision of Danny Thomas singer, actor and comedian. A great deal of money was raised when Danny Thomas came to Paterson for a parade and a major fund raising dinner.

I do not want to forget something that existed in Clifton at the time and still exists today for other immigrant families throughout the U.S. Many of the families that were relatives and friends of my family seemed to settle in the Madeline Avenue area in Clifton. The families included the Kashey’s, the Kabbash’s, the Nahass’s, the Eardley’s, the Haik’s, the Azrak’s, the Harraka’s and others I currently can’t remember. They stretched from Main Street all the way up to Hazel Street and to some of the adjoining streets. What a neighborhood. You could visit all of them by foot and it would take you a month or more to visit with all of them. It was the social center of Syria in Clifton N.J.

I have for the moment exhausted my memory, but did want to memorialize this for my sons and grandchildren. He resided Ponte Vedre Beach, FL.
Children of Robert4 Gorab (1440) and Helene Coury (1556) are as follows:

129. Sumayah Lois4 Gorab (1214) (Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Sumayah (1214) was born Tripoli, Syria, on 5 May 1908. She married Charles Romeo (1215) Paterson, NJ. She died on 23 November 2001 Schenectady, NY, at age 93.
He was an aviation machinist [engine tester] for Wright Aeronautical. She resided Schenectady, NY. She was employed; Housewife. Sumayah (1214) immigrated, in 1909. Destination: (an unknown value).
Children of Sumayah Lois4 Gorab (1214) and Charles Romeo (1215) are:

130. Joseph A.4 Gorab (1218) (Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Joseph (1218) was born Paterson, NJ, on 7 September 1910. He married Mary 'Betty' Elizabeth Cueman (1219) Paterson, NJ, on 22 June 1940. He died on 19 July 2006 Little Falls, NJ, at age 95.
He was a school superintendent. He resided Little Falls, NJ. Joseph (1218)'s occupation: Superintendent unknown. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1933.
Children of Joseph A.4 Gorab (1218) and Mary 'Betty' Elizabeth Cueman (1219) are as follows:

131. William4 Gorab (1245) (Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). William (1245) was born Paterson, NJ, on 19 September 1912. He married Jean McKean Allan (1246) Paterson, NJ, on 14 May 1941.
He was in the Navy during World War II. William (1245)'s occupation: Engine Tester unknown. William (1245) immigrated, after 1912. Destination: (an unknown value). He resided Wyckoff, NJ, on 8 September 1982.
Children of William4 Gorab (1245) and Jean McKean Allan (1246) are as follows:

132. Benjamin Abdul4 Gorab (1247) (Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Benjamin (1247) was born Paterson, NJ, on 16 July 1915. He married Edith Ann Hoag (1248). Benjamin (1247) died on 4 July 1971 at age 55.
He was in the United States Navy and was a aviation machinist mate. Benjamin (1247)'s occupation: Insurance Sales unknown.
Children of Benjamin Abdul4 Gorab (1247) and Edith Ann Hoag (1248) were as follows:

133. Ernest4 Gorab (1249) (Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Ernest (1249) was born Haledon, NJ, on 23 July 1917. He married Eleanor Urgo (1291) Paterson, NJ, on 12 September 1953. He died on 6 April 2000 Tucson, AZ, at age 82.
He served during World War 2 in Panama Canal theater. He was a plumber until on Oct 20, 1975. He won the Million Dollar lottery in New Jersey. He receives one thousand dollars a week for life. He then laid down his wrench for life. He resided North Haledon, NJ. Ernest (1249)'s occupation: Plumber.
Children of Ernest4 Gorab (1249) and Eleanor Urgo (1291) were:

134. Edmund Allenby4 Gorab (1251) (Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Edmund (1251) was born Haledon, NJ, on 6 April 1919. He married Lila Shohfi (1252) Paterson, NJ, on 1 March 1947.
He served in the US Navy during World War 2 in the lighter than air Atlantic Shore Patrol. He is a successful and self made businessman. He got most of his education on his own. He was in the aluminum door and window business. He went to Colorado in 1954 with his business. He switched over to real estate and did very well. He resided Colorado Springs, CO. Edmund (1251)'s occupation: Real Estate unknown.
Children of Edmund Allenby4 Gorab (1251) and Lila Shohfi (1252) are as follows:

136. Effie Marie4 Gorab (1255) (Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Effie (1255) was born Paterson, NJ, on 13 June 1926. She married George C. Adams (1473) on 5 October 1946. Effie (1255) was divorced from George C. Adams (1473) on 31 December 1952. She married Claude Alton Jr. Norton (1256) Paterson, NJ, on 19 August 1956.
Effie first married George C. Adams on Oct 5, 1946 and divorced on Dec 31, 1952. Her son George was adopted by her second husband, Claude, when George was 9 years old. She worked for the Defense Department as a Supervisory Accounting Technician. She retired from the DOD and the Naval Supply Center in Norfolk, VA on Nov. 30, 1990. Her husband Claude retired from the the Army on Aug 30, 1967 with 21 years of service. He worked for the Seaside California police department for a llittle over one year. They moved back to the East coast. He worked for the Virginia Beach Police Department until retirement on 12/31/91. She resided Virginia Beach, VA. Effie (1255)'s occupation: Government unknown.
There were no children of Effie Marie4 Gorab (1255) and George C. Adams (1473).
Children of Effie Marie4 Gorab (1255) and Claude Alton Jr. Norton (1256) are as follows:

137. Laurice Gwendolyn4 Gorab (1257) (Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Laurice (1257) was born Paterson, NJ, on 17 November 1927. She married Roger Giacin (1258) Paterson, NJ, on 19 June 1948. She died on 12 May 1996 North Haledon, NJ, at age 68.
She does photograhphic printing for ITT. She resided North Haledon, NJ. Laurice (1257)'s occupation: Printing unknown.
Children of Laurice Gwendolyn4 Gorab (1257) and Roger Giacin (1258) are as follows:

141. Edith4 Gorab (1504) (Ameen3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Edith (1504) was born Paterson, NJ, on 30 August 1924. She married Samuel Khoury (1505) Paterson, NJ, on 16 December 1956.
She resided.
Children of Edith4 Gorab (1504) and Samuel Khoury (1505) both born Paterson, NJ, were as follows:

Generation Five



146. Julietta5 Hannun (1829) (Zike4, Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1920 Damascus, Syria. She married Abelkarim Zahridin (1830). She died on 17 May 2007.
She lived in Damacus, Syria.
Children of Julietta5 Hannun (1829) and Abelkarim Zahridin (1830) both born Beirut, Lebanon, are as follows:

147. Michel5 Hannun (1833) (Zike4, Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1922 Aleppo, Syria. He married Unknown (--?--) (1834).
He lived in Aleppo, Syria.
Children of Michel5 Hannun (1833) and Unknown (--?--) (1834) are:

159. Subhe Nicolau5 Hanna (1801) (Zakie4 Hannun, Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1901. He married Mahacein Gorab (1800), daughter of Rasheed Gorab (683) and Saulat Trabulsi (1542). He died in 1985.
Children of Subhe Nicolau5 Hanna (1801) and Mahacein Gorab (1800) are as follows:

160. Olinda5 Trabulsi (1870) (Karime4 Hannun, Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) married Chafic Maluli (1871) Sao Paulo, Brazil.
She lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Children of Olinda5 Trabulsi (1870) and Chafic Maluli (1871) are:

161. Rames5 Trabulsi (1865) (Karime4 Hannun, Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1925. He married Aida Massuh (1866) Sao Paulo, Brazil. He died in 1988.
He lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Children of Rames5 Trabulsi (1865) and Aida Massuh (1866) are:

162. Victor5 Gorab (1049) (Abdulmasseh4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Victor (1049) was born Union City, NJ, on 8 February 1927. He married Miriam (Mary) Ragheb Gorab (1050) Wood-Ridge, NJ, on 16 September 1951. Victor (1049) died in 1976 Wood-Ridge, NJ.
He is involved in insurance and real estate. He graduated from Pace College. Victor (1049)'s occupation: Real Estate unknown.
Children of Victor5 Gorab (1049) and Miriam (Mary) Ragheb Gorab (1050) were as follows:

165. Albert Jr.5 Gorab (1058) (Abdulmasseh4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Albert (1058) was born Wood-Ridge, NJ, on 31 August 1930. He married Phyllis Ann Chandler (1059) Wood-Ridge, NJ, on 5 June 1954.
He resided Wayne, NJ. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickerson in 1952. He retired from a career as a school superintendent.
Children of Albert Jr.5 Gorab (1058) and Phyllis Ann Chandler (1059) all born Wood-Ridge, NJ, are as follows:

166. Kenneth Gibran5 Gorab (1075) (Abdulmasseh4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Kenneth (1075) was born Wood-Ridge, NJ, on 24 April 1934. He married Jean Sitarz (1076) Wood-Ridge, NJ, on 22 June 1957.
He is a school superintendent. He resided Wayne, NJ. Kenneth (1075)'s occupation: Superintendent unknown.
Children of Kenneth Gibran5 Gorab (1075) and Jean Sitarz (1076) are as follows:

176. Nicolas5 Gorab (1877) (Ragheb4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born Homs, Syria. He married Widad Nahas Gorab (1876), daughter of Hafez Gorab (1264) and Victoria Nahas (1875), Santiago, Chile. He died in 1972 Russia; According to Ronald Gorab, his sisters Sonia and Widad , along with his brother in law Nicolas Gorab and his nephew Raul Gorab ( 9 years) all died in 1972 in a plane crush, near Moscow.
Children of Nicolas5 Gorab (1877) and Widad Nahas Gorab (1876) were:

177. Gloria5 Gorab (1016) (Jamil4, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Gloria (1016) was born North Bergen, NJ, on 17 May 1930. She married Albert David Trabilsy (1019) Union City, NJ, on 2 July 1950.
She resided Plainfield, NJ. Gloria (1016)'s occupation: Housewife unknown. She graduated from Weehawken HS in 1949.
Children of Gloria5 Gorab (1016) and Albert David Trabilsy (1019) all born Plainfield, NJ, are as follows:

180. Raymond Eunice5 Gorab (1029) (Jamil4, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Raymond (1029) was born Union City, NJ, on 3 March 1937. He married Johanna Broders (1030) Union City, NJ, in 1965. He died on 12 November 1997 at age 60.
He resided Bergenfield, NJ. He graduated from New York Law. Raymond (1029)'s occupation: Attorney unknown.
Children of Raymond Eunice5 Gorab (1029) and Johanna Broders (1030) are as follows:

187. Lawrence Ned5 Gorab (1311) (Nadeem4, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Lawrence (1311) was born Christ Hospital, Jersey City, NJ, on 18 November 1938. He married Mary Jane Rilley (1312) in 1965.
He graduated from Hackensack High School, Hackensack, N.J. , Rutgers University, New Brunswick N.J. and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington,D.C. Larry did an internship at Hackensack Hospital, a 1 year residency in General Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital.

Larry and Jane, following discharge from the Army moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where Larry, Sr. completed a residency in Urology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Children of Lawrence Ned5 Gorab (1311) and Mary Jane Rilley (1312) are as follows:

194. Maurice5 Nafash (1319) (Nuzlie4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Maurice (1319) was born in 1936. He married Arlene Berghaefer (1320).
He resided. Maurice (1319)'s occupation: Dairy product sales.
Children of Maurice5 Nafash (1319) and Arlene Berghaefer (1320) are as follows:

199. Harold5 Nafash (1333) (Olga4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Harold (1333) was born in 1948. He married Jean Baker (1334).
He works for Home Depot real estate division. He resided. Harold (1333)'s occupation: Real estate.
Children of Harold5 Nafash (1333) and Jean Baker (1334) are as follows:

201. Marion5 Farhat (1340) (Leila4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Marion (1340) was born in 1947. She married Anthony Monopoly (1341).
She resided.
Children of Marion5 Farhat (1340) and Anthony Monopoly (1341) are as follows:

202. Janice5 Farhat (1345) (Leila4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Janice (1345) was born in 1948. She married Robert Baccola (1351).
She resided. Janice (1345)'s occupation: Hairdresser.
Children of Janice5 Farhat (1345) and Robert Baccola (1351) are as follows:

206. George5 Farhat (1349) (Leila4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). George (1349) was born in 1952. He married Sharon Ratti (1355).
He is an executive with BMW Motors. He resided.
Children of George5 Farhat (1349) and Sharon Ratti (1355) are as follows:

207. Claudette5 Haggar (1360) (Efifie4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Claudette (1360) was born in 1948. She married Billy De Grace (1364).
She resided.
Children of Claudette5 Haggar (1360) and Billy De Grace (1364) are:

208. Floyd5 Haggar (1361) (Efifie4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Floyd (1361) was born in 1950. He married Laurice Shapiro (1366).
He resided. Floyd (1361)'s occupation: Banking.
Children of Floyd5 Haggar (1361) and Laurice Shapiro (1366) are as follows:

209. Allan5 Haggar (1362) (Efifie4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Allan (1362) was born in 1952. He married Barbara Paolino (1369).
He resided. Allan (1362)'s occupation: Computer programmer.
Children of Allan5 Haggar (1362) and Barbara Paolino (1369) are as follows:

211. Ronald5 Haggar (1373) (Souad4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Ronald (1373) was born in 1948. He married Yvette (Tita) Romero (1377). He died on 6 November 1999.
He resided.
Children of Ronald5 Haggar (1373) and Yvette (Tita) Romero (1377) are:

212. Russell5 Haggar (1374) (Souad4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Russell (1374) was born in 1951. He married Kathy Quigley (1379). Russell (1374) died in 1989.
Children of Russell5 Haggar (1374) and Kathy Quigley (1379) are as follows:

213. Renee5 Haggar (1375) (Souad4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Renee (1375) was born in 1955. She married Thomas Drag (1382).
She resided.
Children of Renee5 Haggar (1375) and Thomas Drag (1382) are as follows:

214. Roger5 Haggar (1376) (Souad4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Roger (1376) was born in 1961. He married Pamela West (2094).
Children of Roger5 Haggar (1376) and Pamela West (2094) are:

216. Abraham5 Anauate (1617) (Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1912. He married Anita Avedissian (1618). He died in 1988 Brazil.
Children of Abraham5 Anauate (1617) and Anita Avedissian (1618) were as follows:

217. Felippe5 Anauate (1625) (Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1913. He married Olga Anauate (1626). He died in 1983 Brazil.
Children of Felippe5 Anauate (1625) and Olga Anauate (1626) are as follows:

218. Oswaldo5 Anauate (1645) (Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1914 Brazil. He married Nilidia Hallak (1646). He died in 1981.
Children of Oswaldo5 Anauate (1645) and Nilidia Hallak (1646) are as follows:

220. Raul5 Anauate (1654) (Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1917. He married Odette Hallak (1655). He died in 2000.
Children of Raul5 Anauate (1654) and Odette Hallak (1655) are as follows:

223. Reynaldo5 Anauate (1673) (Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1923. He married Yolanda Yared (1674). He died in 1995.
Children of Reynaldo5 Anauate (1673) and Yolanda Yared (1674) are as follows:

224. Bahij5 Anauate (1687) (Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1925. He married Vilma Daud (1688).
Children of Bahij5 Anauate (1687) and Vilma Daud (1688) were as follows:

225. Uidad5 Anauate (1700) (Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1930. She married Emilio Anauate (1701).
Children of Uidad5 Anauate (1700) and Emilio Anauate (1701) are as follows:

226. Haifa5 Gorab (1706) (Husni4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1934. She married Silvio Pedro Proto Filho (1707). She married Issa Horani (1709). She died in 1977.
Children of Haifa5 Gorab (1706) and Silvio Pedro Proto Filho (1707) are:
There were no children of Haifa5 Gorab (1706) and Issa Horani (1709).

227. Diana5 Gorab (1710) (Husni4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1942. She married Luis Alberto Nunez Fernandez (1711). She died in 2003.
Children of Diana5 Gorab (1710) and Luis Alberto Nunez Fernandez (1711) are as follows:

229. Riad5 Gorab (1718) (Bassim4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1938. He married Neide Lotaif (1719).
Children of Riad5 Gorab (1718) and Neide Lotaif (1719) both born Brazil are as follows:

230. Decio5 Gorab (1724) (Bassim4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1970 Brazil. He married Juliana Bernacchi (1725).
Children of Decio5 Gorab (1724) and Juliana Bernacchi (1725) are:

232. Najat5 Gorab (1729) (Bassim4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1942 Brazil. She married Roberto Trabulsi (1730).
Children of Najat5 Gorab (1729) and Roberto Trabulsi (1730) are as follows:

234. Haydee5 Gorab (1746) (Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1926. She married Farise Moherdaui (1747). She died in 1997.
Children of Haydee5 Gorab (1746) and Farise Moherdaui (1747) are as follows:

235. Samir5 Gorab (1759) (Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1928. He married Lidia Zellauy (1760).
Children of Samir5 Gorab (1759) and Lidia Zellauy (1760) are as follows:

236. Vilma5 Gorab (1767) (Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1929. She married Antonio Salomao (1768).
Children of Vilma5 Gorab (1767) and Antonio Salomao (1768) are as follows:

237. Omar5 Gorab (1785) (Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1932. He married Emily Cury (1786).
Children of Omar5 Gorab (1785) and Emily Cury (1786) are as follows:

238. Nassim5 Gorab (1794) (Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1936. He married Hedi Fregolente (1795).
Children of Nassim5 Gorab (1794) and Hedi Fregolente (1795) are as follows:

243. Fuad5 Hanna (1806) (Mahacein4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1937. He married Marcia Anauate (1807).
Children of Fuad5 Hanna (1806) and Marcia Anauate (1807) are as follows:

244. Ricardo5 Hanna (1811) (Mahacein4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1943. He married Ruth Pineda Botelho (1812).
Children of Ricardo5 Hanna (1811) and Ruth Pineda Botelho (1812) are as follows:

245. Eduardo5 Gorab (1818) (Madhat4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1956. He married Sabine Eggers (1819).
Children of Eduardo5 Gorab (1818) and Sabine Eggers (1819) are as follows:

246. Denise Abdulmassih5 Gorab (1822) (Madhat4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1958. She married Pedro Luis Squilacci Leme (1823).
Children of Denise Abdulmassih5 Gorab (1822) and Pedro Luis Squilacci Leme (1823) are:

247. Gloria Mary5 Katen (2) (Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Gloria (2) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 28 December 1923. She married George Nicholas Alwon (1) Bethany Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, NY, on 27 March 1943. Initially, Mom and Pop got married here on the day they eloped. Later, they married in Our Lady of Lebanon Roman Catholic Church. She married George Thomas Lewis (17) Lake Tahoe, NE, on 26 June 1988.
Gloria was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Her mother, Angelle, was born in Egypt with Syrian roots. Her father, Badie, came to the US from Syria at age 16. He started out selling fruit, working in the restaurant business and then starting a linen and lace factory in China. He had to travel by train & boat for 23 days to get to China, where he lived for a few years.

After returning from China, Gloria’s father married her mother. Gloria was the oldest followed by 3 brothers. They had a good life in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn.

Shortly after graduation from high school, Gloria married a friend of her brother. She met George while being her brother’s “date” at a dance. She was 18 years and George was 19 when they married.

Gloria's marriage to George was not well taken by her family. Her dad, Badie thought that George was a Muslim and poor. Badie didn't want them to marry.

After the marriage, they eloped to Worcester and stayed with Jeannette and George Solomon. They escorted them to White City and held a party for the newly weds at their home.

Jeannette recalls that Mom called her mother Angelle. Angelle was happy with the marriage. We guess that Angelle made things smooth at home because shortly afterwards, George and Gloria moved in with her parents and that is where I was born.

Along with her 6 children she also helped her brother Floyd raise his children after his wife died. She took in 2 of her other brother Joe's kids during the summer!

All of Gloria’s children went to college. Her children now live in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Massachusetts, Texas and Colorado. Her daughter, Anita, died of lung cancer several years ago. Gloria has 6 grand children.

She had a stroke after having both hips replaced in the early 90’s. Gloria moved into Emerald Pond in 2001. She spends most of her days in her apartment with friends.

Gloria loved her husband, her children and her grandchildren a lot. They came before all else. As a tribute to her, the grandchildren often write wonderful letters and poems to her. Here is one by her granddaughter, Katie. The arrangement comes from ee cummings.

Gi Gi by Kate Alwon

a story book
new tales every year
that's the best part

she sits there all day ready to
gossip
no one remembering she's
75
all enjoying ourselves

time to say good-bye
comes
so soon
tears gather in everyone's eyes

people hold them in
not GiGi
she is open to her emotions:
c
ry
ing
makes you. . .
happy
to know you're loved so much. She resided Brooklyn, NY. She was ill with cancer; Colon cancer: a polyp was removed from her colon. Family members need to be tested regularly. Gloria (2)'s occupation: Housewife Brooklyn, NY. She was ill with arthritis; She has arthritis. She was ill with migraine headaches; Classic migraines. After her stroke, they changed and were not as long lasting. She graduated from Bay Ridge HS in January 1942.
Children of Gloria Mary5 Katen (2) and George Nicholas Alwon (1) were as follows:
There were no children of Gloria Mary5 Katen (2) and George Thomas Lewis (17).

248. Joseph Badie5 Katen (24) (Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Joseph (24) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 28 February 1925. He married Gladys Ann Forzly (25) Las Vegas, NV, on 29 March 1944.
He resided Asheville, NC. He graduated from La Salle Academy in 1942. Joseph (24)'s occupation: Jewelry Sales Asheville, NC, in 1995.
Children of Joseph Badie5 Katen (24) and Gladys Ann Forzly (25) are as follows:

249. Floyd Shakir5 Katen (43) (Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Floyd (43) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 8 May 1928. He married Florence Marie Halvorsen (44) Brooklyn, NY, on 11 June 1950. He married Gladys Emily Helal (52) Brooklyn, NY, on 30 November 1979. He died on 10 November 2005 Florida at age 77; Floyd passed away after a struggle with cancer of the lungs, liver and chest.
Floyd was born to Badie and Angelle Katen. Floyd was named after Floyd Bennett Field, a Navy air field near Far Rockaway. His siblings are Joe, Gloria, and Butch.
He graduated from Fort Hamilton High School where he was known for his baseball batting skills. He was captain of his baseball team and played on the football team. His favorite sports were baseball, football, bowling, golf, and of course, swimming. He never had the energy for work around the house but when his tee off time came around or going to the beach or pool he was always ready.
One of the biggest moments of his life was trying out for the Brooklyn Dodgers back in 1945. When his children asked what happened he would say he was able to hit the ball but could not run fast enough. He had the special ability to watch the game on TV, and at the same time, listen to several other games on the radio, and still be able to tell you what was happening in each game.
He was accepted to Georgetown College but decided to work for the family business with his dad and brothers. He met and married Florence Halvorsen on June 11, 1950 and raised 5 children. His oldest son was Bruce, then daughters, Barbara, Gail, Irene, and Nancy. Floyd has 8 grandchildren with a future grandson due this January. After becoming widowed in 1977 he met and married Gladys Helal Shelala on November 3, 1979 and gained 4 stepchildren and 7 more grandchildren. His family was very important to him and he loved them all dearly.
He was very active in the Masonic Order becoming a member of Damascus Lodge. He achieved Master Mason status and then became secretary for many years to follow. He also was active with the order of Eastern Star and Triangle girls.
Floyd worked hard all his life. He worked with his father, Badie, in quilting manufacturing. He finally retired and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to enjoy the sun. There he spent many a day chitchatting with his fellow neighbors, playing cards with the guys, and floating on his noodle in the heated pool. His family and friends described him as a mild mannered man with great honesty and integrity. His children always realized how important he was in their lives but over the past few days, we have come to see how he touched the lives of others as well. He resided Brooklyn, NY. Floyd (43)'s occupation: Maintenance Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Fort Hamilton High School in 1946.
Children of Floyd Shakir5 Katen (43) and Florence Marie Halvorsen (44) all born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:
There were no children of Floyd Shakir5 Katen (43) and Gladys Emily Helal (52).

250. Franklin Alphonse5 Katen (77) (Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Franklin (77) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 14 June 1933. He married Margaret Jane 'Peggy' Kane (78) Brooklyn, NY, on 14 April 1956.
Franklin was named after Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt. During FDR's presidency, Badie took a disliking to FDR's policies and began to call his son "Butch". Butch went to PS 102 Grammar School on Ridge Blvd and 71st St. in Brooklyn. After high school, he joined the Army and served at Fort Meade from 1954 to 1956.

He worked with his father, Badie at Better Quilting for many years. After they closed Better Quilting, he worked for Oriental Quilting from 1997 to 1980, then Quality Wool from 1980 to 1982. He worked at Guild Mills from 1982 till 1984. Finally, he retired in 1995 from Goldman Sacks after working there from 1984.

Butch enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and family. He resided Roxbury, NY. Franklin (77)'s occupation: Quilter New York, NY. He graduated from Ft Hamilton HS in 1951. Franklin (77) retired Roxbury, NY, in 1995.
Children of Franklin Alphonse5 Katen (77) and Margaret Jane 'Peggy' Kane (78) all born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:

251. Jacqueline Phyliss5 Katen (100) (Bahig4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Jacqueline (100) was born on 17 June 1930. She married Randall Walker (101). She died on 18 February 2009 at age 78.
She resided CA.
Children of Jacqueline Phyliss5 Katen (100) and Randall Walker (101) are as follows:

252. Audrey Hope5 Katen (102) (Bahig4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Audrey (102) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 4 March 1935. She married George Khan (103) Brooklyn, NY, on 6 January 1957. Audrey (102) died on 11 April 1994 Louisville, CO, at age 59.
Audrey's history is recorded on an audio tape made one month before she died. We hope to transcribe it and make it part of this document.
Audrey died after a struggle with liver cancer. She had a strong will to fight. She was winning the battle with the help of her family and church. A blood infection erupted from surgey she had months before in her bile duct. She passed on quickly and quietly. Audrey (102)'s occupation: Homemaker Louisville, CO. She was ill with cancer; Liver.
Children of Audrey Hope5 Katen (102) and George Khan (103) all born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:

253. Raymond Michael5 Takla (108) (Bahija4 Katen, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Raymond (108) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 16 March 1937. He married Annette Losasso (109) Brooklyn, NY, on 26 November 1972.
He resided Emerson, NJ. He graduated from Cooper Union. Raymond (108)'s occupation: Civil Engineer unknown.
Children of Raymond Michael5 Takla (108) and Annette Losasso (109) are as follows:

254. Edmund Michael5 Takla (110) (Bahija4 Katen, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Edmund (110) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 18 March 1938. He married Antoinette Shagoury (111) Brooklyn, NY, on 2 October 1966. Edmund (110) died on 14 November 1997 Emerson, NJ, at age 59.
He resided Emerson, NJ. Edmund (110)'s occupation: Civil Engineer Emerson, NJ.
Children of Edmund Michael5 Takla (110) and Antoinette Shagoury (111) all born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:

255. Claudette5 Takla (112) (Bahija4 Katen, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Claudette (112) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 2 April 1940. She married Habib 'Herb' Michael Kassab (113) Brooklyn, NY, on 14 June 1964.
She resided Emerson, NJ. She graduated from Ft Hamilton HS. Claudette (112)'s occupation: Housewife Emerson, NJ.
Children of Claudette5 Takla (112) and Habib 'Herb' Michael Kassab (113) are as follows:

256. Lucille Virginia5 Katen (118) (Nazir4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Lucille (118) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 19 December 1936. She married John Clifford Berry Jr. (119) Los Angeles, CA, in 1958. Lucille (118) was divorced from John Clifford Berry Jr. (119) in 1985.
She resided Fountain Valley, CA. Lucille (118)'s occupation: Judical Clerk San Diego, CA.
Children of Lucille Virginia5 Katen (118) and John Clifford Berry Jr. (119) are as follows:

257. Lorraine Rose5 Katen (120) (Nazir4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Lorraine (120) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 9 June 1941. She married Brad Mills (121) Los Angeles, CA, in 1963. Lorraine (120) was divorced from Brad Mills (121) in 1977.
She resided San Diego, CA. Lorraine (120)'s occupation: Marketing San Diego, CA.
Children of Lorraine Rose5 Katen (120) and Brad Mills (121) are as follows:

258. Gilbert5 Katen (122) (Nazir4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Gilbert (122) was born Los Angeles, CA, on 26 October 1944. He married Candace Binczak (123) Pacific Palisades, CA, on 1 July 1967.
Candy and Gil did the L.A. Marathon in 1992. Gil started running in Feb., 1989, after being "carjacked" at gunpoint in Dec., 1988.
He resided Culver City, CA. Gilbert (122)'s occupation: Judge Los Angeles, CA.
Children of Gilbert5 Katen (122) and Candace Binczak (123) are as follows:

259. Robert Michael5 Katen (128) (Niazi4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Robert (128) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 25 July 1943. He married Toni Katen (129).
He resided Raleigh, NC. Robert (128)'s occupation: Manufacturer Oxford, NC. He graduated from Fordham Law in 1969.
Children of Robert Michael5 Katen (128) and Toni Katen (129) are as follows:

262. Kathleen 'Kathy'5 Katen (145) (Emil4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Kathleen (145) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 20 December 1946. She married Ronald 'Ronnie' A. Takla (146) Brooklyn, NY, on 28 April 1968.
She resided Closter, NJ. She graduated from Ft Hamilton HS. Kathleen (145)'s occupation: Homemaker Closter, NJ.
Children of Kathleen 'Kathy'5 Katen (145) and Ronald 'Ronnie' A. Takla (146) are:

263. Gerald 'Jerry' Emil5 Katen (147) (Emil4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Gerald (147) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 28 December 1948. He married Elaine Baloutine (148) Brooklyn, NY, on 17 December 1973.
He is an electrical engineer. He resided Washington Tnshp, NJ. He graduated from Fordham. Gerald (147)'s occupation: Engineer NJ.
Children of Gerald 'Jerry' Emil5 Katen (147) and Elaine Baloutine (148) all born Ridgewood, NJ, are as follows:

265. Roger Ned5 Katen (137) (Philip4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Roger (137) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 28 August 1946. He married Catherine Sue Daley (138) New Rochelle, NY, on 10 May 1969. He and an unknown person were divorced in 1998; Roger Ned Katen divorced Catherine Sue Katen in 1998 after 29 years of marriage. He married Faye Restaino (1929) on 10 April 2003.
He resided Stamford, CT. Roger (137)'s occupation: Banker CT. He graduated from U of Connecticut in 1974.
Children of Roger Ned5 Katen (137) and Catherine Sue Daley (138) all born Stamford, CT, are as follows:
There were no children of Roger Ned5 Katen (137) and the unknown spouse mentioned above.
There were no children of Roger Ned5 Katen (137) and Faye Restaino (1929).

266. Elaine Nabiha5 Katen Perna (139) (Philip4 Katen, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Elaine (139) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 8 June 1950. She married Thomas Joseph Perna (140) Brooklyn, NY, in 1974.
She resided Berkeley Heights, NJ. Elaine (139)'s occupation: Teacher Berkeley Heights, NJ. She graduated from Oneonta State in 1971.
Children of Elaine Nabiha5 Katen Perna (139) and Thomas Joseph Perna (140) both born Summit, NJ, are as follows:

267. Claudia5 Katen (141) (Philip4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Claudia (141) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 12 July 1952. She married Philip Bernard Desmond (142) Brooklyn, NY, on 9 April 1983.
She resided New Providence, NJ. Claudia (141)'s occupation: Teacher New Providence, NJ. She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1974.
Children of Claudia5 Katen (141) and Philip Bernard Desmond (142) are as follows:

268. Zeina5 Gorab (1098) (Ramez4, Abdo3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Zeina (1098) was born Latakia, Syria, in 1962. She married George Haddad (1099) Latakia, Syria, in 1984.
She resided Latakia, Syria. Zeina (1098)'s occupation: Medical Doctor unknown.
Children of Zeina5 Gorab (1098) and George Haddad (1099) are:

271. Mireille5 Ghattas (1102) (Katy4 Gorab, Abdo3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Mireille (1102) was born Cairo, Egypt, on 19 June 1947. She married Donald Stanbro (1103) San Francisco, CA, on 6 March 1971. Mireille (1102) was divorced from Donald Stanbro (1103) in April 1974.
She resided Boston, MA. Mireille (1102)'s occupation: Bridal Retail Brookline, MA. Her daughter wrote in 2008: "My mother Mireille Stanbro (child of Katy Gorab and Alfred Ghattas) is the owner of LA Bridal in 20 High St # 1Waltham, MA 02453 (781) 899-0348 www.lareinebride.com
For over 29 years, she is a most amazing women raising me on her own with NO help or financial support from my father. She openned and runs a successful business. She followed in her father's foot steps and overcame immense obstacles not only as a single mom but a 5 foot tall Arab woman. She is gynamite with a strong and generous soul. Her story is one that the whole family can be proud of. She is the American dream.". She graduated from Northeastern U in 1988.
Children of Mireille5 Ghattas (1102) and Donald Stanbro (1103) are:

295. Alva Ruth5 Nahass (1973) (Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) married Joseph Haik (1974).
Children of Alva Ruth5 Nahass (1973) and Joseph Haik (1974) are as follows:

296. Joyce Shirley5 Nahass (1946) (Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 26 June 1927. She married Joseph Cassatly (1947). She married an unknown person on 26 October 1947.
Children of Joyce Shirley5 Nahass (1946) and Joseph Cassatly (1947) were as follows:
There were no children of Joyce Shirley5 Nahass (1946) and the unknown spouse mentioned above.

297. George Fred5 Nahass (1982) (Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 21 September 1932. He married Margaret Hannah Kattine (1983) on 2 May 1956.
Children of George Fred5 Nahass (1982) and Margaret Hannah Kattine (1983) are as follows:

299. Katherine5 Gorab (2029) (Joseph4, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 9 April 1939. She married Arthur "Tim" Leo Conaty (2114) in September 1965.
Children of Katherine5 Gorab (2029) and Arthur "Tim" Leo Conaty (2114) are as follows:

300. Gail5 Gorab (2028) (Joseph4, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 6 December 1941. She married Christopher Scott Tully (2031). She married Charles Thomas Clegg (2032) on 10 November 1986.
There were no children of Gail5 Gorab (2028) and Christopher Scott Tully (2031).
Children of Gail5 Gorab (2028) and Charles Thomas Clegg (2032) are:

301. Noelle Ruth5 Gorab (2027) (Joseph4, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 24 December 1946. She married Alan Francis Ryan (2034) on 19 June 1971. She and Alan Francis Ryan (2034) were divorced in 1978. She married Geoffrey Judd Vit (2037) on 23 June 1979.
Children of Noelle Ruth5 Gorab (2027) and Alan Francis Ryan (2034) are:
Children of Noelle Ruth5 Gorab (2027) and Geoffrey Judd Vit (2037) are as follows:

302. Jacqueline Mary5 Gorab (2052) (John4, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 9 December 1942 Santiago, Chile. She married George Matook (2053). She and George Matook (2053) were divorced.
She lived in Cumberland, RI.
Children of Jacqueline Mary5 Gorab (2052) and George Matook (2053) are as follows:

303. Marlene5 Gorab (2063) (John4, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 9 January 1946 NJ. She married Joseph Samra (2065) on 13 October 1968.
She graduated from Bryant College. She and Joseph Samra (2065) lived in Cumberland, RI.
Children of Marlene5 Gorab (2063) and Joseph Samra (2065) are as follows:

304. Patricia Ann5 Gorab (2070) (John4, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 13 December 1952. She married Steven Wayne Kilsey (2071) on 10 December 1975.
She graduated from Rhode Island College. She is a teacher.
Children of Patricia Ann5 Gorab (2070) and Steven Wayne Kilsey (2071) are as follows:

306. Raymond George5 Azrak (2042) (Elizabeth4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 10 August 1942. He married Susanne Pelland (2043) on 22 June 1966.
He and Susanne Pelland (2043) live in; Holly Springs, NC.
Children of Raymond George5 Azrak (2042) and Susanne Pelland (2043) are as follows:

307. Carol Jean5 Wright (1532) (Alice4 Gorab, Fareeza3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Carol (1532) was born on 26 April 1943. She married Robert Adrian (1533).
Children of Carol Jean5 Wright (1532) and Robert Adrian (1533) are as follows:

312. Gregory Thomas5 Gorab (1916) (Richard4, Fareeza3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) married Colleen Moore (1930) in 1973.
Children of Gregory Thomas5 Gorab (1916) and Colleen Moore (1930) are as follows:

315. Ragheb George5 Ghorab (2123) (George4, Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 30 March 1940 Tripoli, Lebanon. He married Lena Moughrabi (2124) on 25 July 1976.
Children of Ragheb George5 Ghorab (2123) and Lena Moughrabi (2124) are as follows:

316. Rejaa George5 Ghorab (2129) (George4, Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 11 September 1943. She married Amal Hanna Haddad (2130) in October 1972.
Children of Rejaa George5 Ghorab (2129) and Amal Hanna Haddad (2130) are as follows:

317. Rima George5 Ghorab (2135) (George4, Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 8 August 1948. She married Edmund Cabbabe (2136) on 22 April 1973.
Children of Rima George5 Ghorab (2135) and Edmund Cabbabe (2136) are as follows:

318. Nabil George5 Ghorab (2204) (George4, Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 26 November 1953. He married Alexendra Aleko Touma (2205) on 27 December 1984. He died on 24 August 2003 at age 49.
Children of Nabil George5 Ghorab (2204) and Alexendra Aleko Touma (2205) are as follows:

319. Akram Afeef5 Ghorab (2142) (Afeef4, Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 15 December 1942. He married Rejaa Mougrabi (2143) on 22 February 1975.
Children of Akram Afeef5 Ghorab (2142) and Rejaa Mougrabi (2143) are as follows:

320. Afaf Afeef5 Ghorab (2146) (Afeef4, Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 30 July 1945. She married Michael Karami (2147) on 26 August 1976.
Children of Afaf Afeef5 Ghorab (2146) and Michael Karami (2147) are as follows:

321. Issam Afeef5 Ghorab (2151) (Afeef4, Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 1 May 1950. He married Maha Munir Jarjour (2202) on 2 April 1993.
Children of Issam Afeef5 Ghorab (2151) and Maha Munir Jarjour (2202) are:

329. Jumana William5 Ghorab (2089) (William4, Ragheb3 Gorab, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 26 February 1973. She married Abel John Chagoya (2088) on 8 June 2002.
Children of Jumana William5 Ghorab (2089) and Abel John Chagoya (2088) are as follows:

331. Glenn Nicholas5 Gorab (1443) (Nicholas4, Sadick3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Glenn (1443) was born Hacensack, NJ, on 24 April 1955. He married Betty Sue Keller (1444) Little Falls, NJ, on 19 August 1989.
He resided Franklin Lakes, NJ. He is an Oral Surgeon in Clifton NJ. He and Betty Sue Keller (1444) lived in Franklin Lakes, NJ. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1978. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickenson Dental School in 1981.
Children of Glenn Nicholas5 Gorab (1443) and Betty Sue Keller (1444) are as follows:

332. Gordon Samuel5 Gorab (1446) (Nicholas4, Sadick3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Gordon (1446) was born Hackensack, NJ, on 20 February 1956. He married Kathleen Burke (2098) in 1995.
Gordon is a Senior Vice President of Pittsburgh National Bank. He has a Masters Degree in Economics. He graduated from Washington College in 1978. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1981. He resided Wayne, NJ, in 2007.
Children of Gordon Samuel5 Gorab (1446) and Kathleen Burke (2098) both born Passaic, NJ, are as follows:

333. Lisa Ann5 Gorab (1448) (Nicholas4, Sadick3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Lisa (1448) was born Hackensack, NJ, on 29 May 1961. She married Thomas J. Butler (2101) in 1999.
She graduated from Lehigh University in 1984. She graduated from Seton Hall Law School in 1989. She is an attorney and managing partner in a law firm. She resided Westfield, NJ, in 2007.
Children of Lisa Ann5 Gorab (1448) and Thomas J. Butler (2101) both born China are as follows:

334. Robert S II5 Gorab (1557) (Robert4, Sadick3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Robert (1557) was born on 11 September 1961. He married Lisa Condon (1568).
He is an orthopedic surgeon.
Children of Robert S II5 Gorab (1557) and Lisa Condon (1568) are as follows:

335. Eugene Albert5 Gorab (1558) (Robert4, Sadick3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1). Eugene (1558) was born in 1963. He married Susanne Hino (1571).
He is the owner and CEO of Greenfield Partners, a real estate investment firm in CT, CA and Chicago IL.
Children of Eugene Albert5 Gorab (1558) and Susanne Hino (1571) are as follows:

337. Elizabeth Ann5 Gorab (1220) (Joseph4, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Elizabeth (1220) was born Hackensack, NJ, on 29 December 1942. She married Charles Greenfield Carter (1230) Little Falls, NJ, on 9 April 1966.
She resided Riverdale, NJ. She graduated from William Paterson College. She also has a Masters from William Paterson. Elizabeth (1220)'s occupation: Teacher unknown.
Children of Elizabeth Ann5 Gorab (1220) and Charles Greenfield Carter (1230) are as follows:

338. Diane Ellen5 Gorab (1221) (Joseph4, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Diane (1221) was born Hackensack, NJ, on 22 July 1947. She married Alan Cornelius Chandler (1227) Little Falls, NJ, on 20 November 1970.
She resided Warwick, NY. She graduated from William Paterson, College. Diane (1221)'s occupation: Teacher unknown.
Children of Diane Ellen5 Gorab (1221) and Alan Cornelius Chandler (1227) are as follows:

339. Wendy Claire5 Gorab (1222) (Joseph4, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Wendy (1222) was born Mountclaire, NJ, on 21 September 1954. She married Roger McNeill (1223) Little Falls, NJ, on 25 June 1976.
She is a learning disabilities teacher and consultant. She resided Little Falls, NJ. She graduated from William Paterson, College. She has a Masters from William Paterson. Wendy (1222)'s occupation: Consultant unknown.
Children of Wendy Claire5 Gorab (1222) and Roger McNeill (1223) all born Pequannock, NJ, are as follows:

343. Norva5 Gorab (1284) (Benjamin4, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1) married Thomas Gormley (1285) Clifton, NJ.
She resided Clifton, NJ. Norva (1284)'s occupation: Nurse unknown.
Children of Norva5 Gorab (1284) and Thomas Gormley (1285) are as follows:

347. Catherine Linda5 Gorab (1293) (Edmund4, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Catherine (1293) was born Hackensack, NJ, on 30 December 1951. She married Dale Brocklehurst (1302).
She works as a church secretary. She resided Colorado Springs, CO. Catherine (1293)'s occupation: Secretary unknown.
Children of Catherine Linda5 Gorab (1293) and Dale Brocklehurst (1302) are as follows:

348. Thomas Edmund5 Gorab (1294) (Edmund4, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Thomas (1294) was born Hackensack, NJ, on 22 March 1953. He married Robin Beers (1303).
He is the owner of the real estate company that his parents owned. It is Schellenburger Real Estate. The company is over 170 years old. He resided Colorado Springs, CO. He graduated from Covenant College. Thomas (1294)'s occupation: Real Estate unknown.
Children of Thomas Edmund5 Gorab (1294) and Robin Beers (1303) are as follows:

349. Nora Gorab5 Ellen (1295) (Edmund4 Gorab, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Nora (1295) was born Colorado Springs, CO, on 30 March 1954. She married Danile J. Mesnard (2211) in 1978. She and an unknown person were divorced in 1985.
She resided Colorado Springs, CO. She changed her name to Nora Gorab Ellen. She is a realtor, working mostly commercial and
some luxury homes.
Children of Nora Gorab5 Ellen (1295) and Danile J. Mesnard (2211) are as follows:
There were no children of Nora Gorab5 Ellen (1295) and the unknown spouse mentioned above.

350. Susan Ruth5 Gorab (1296) (Edmund4, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Susan (1296) was born Colorado Springs, CO, on 18 May 1955. She married Robert Allardice (1297).
She resided.
Children of Susan Ruth5 Gorab (1296) and Robert Allardice (1297) are as follows:

352. Claude Alton III5 Norton (1475) (Effie4 Gorab, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). Claude (1475) was born Norfolk, VA, on 24 June 1957. He married Linda Marie Entwistle (1476) Virginia Beach, VA, on 19 September 1980.
He resided Virginia Beach, VA.
Children of Claude Alton III5 Norton (1475) and Linda Marie Entwistle (1476) both born Virginia Beach, VA, are as follows:

353. Richard5 Giacin (1919) (Laurice4 Gorab, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1) married (--?--) Unknown (1921).
Children of Richard5 Giacin (1919) and (--?--) Unknown (1921) are as follows:

354. Roger5 Giacin (1920) (Laurice4 Gorab, Abdo3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1) married (--?--) Unknown (1924).
Children of Roger5 Giacin (1920) and (--?--) Unknown (1924) are as follows:

356. David Samuel5 Khoury (1526) (Edith4 Gorab, Ameen3, Yousef2, Abd-Allah1). David (1526) was born Paterson, NJ, on 16 July 1962. He married Toni Lynn Caserta (1527) Chester, PA, on 31 August 1985.
Children of David Samuel5 Khoury (1526) and Toni Lynn Caserta (1527) both born Paterson, NJ, are as follows:

Generation Six



366. Sueli6 Maluli (1872) (Olinda5 Trabulsi, Karime4 Hannun, Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) married Fancisco M. Martins (1873) Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Children of Sueli6 Maluli (1872) and Fancisco M. Martins (1873) are:

367. Cesar6 Trabulsi (1867) (Rames5, Karime4 Hannun, Hasseebey3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) married Maria Das Neves (1868).
He lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Children of Cesar6 Trabulsi (1867) and Maria Das Neves (1868) are:

372. Judith Ann6 Gorab (1060) (Albert5, Abdulmasseh4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Judith (1060) was born Wood-Ridge, NJ, on 13 July 1955. She married Gregory Pepe (1064) Wayne, NJ, on 8 August 1976.
She resided Wood-Ridge, NJ. Judith (1060)'s occupation: Teacher unknown. She graduated from William Paterson in 1976.
Children of Judith Ann6 Gorab (1060) and Gregory Pepe (1064) all born Pequannock, NJ, are as follows:

373. Jeffery Albert6 Gorab (1061) (Albert5, Abdulmasseh4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Jeffery (1061) was born Wood-Ridge, NJ, on 25 January 1957. He married Debra McCoy (1068) Totowa, NJ, on 14 May 1984.
He is a computer consultant. He resided Montville, NJ. Jeffery (1061)'s occupation: Computer consultant unknown. He graduated from William Paterson in 1978.
Children of Jeffery Albert6 Gorab (1061) and Debra McCoy (1068) both born Korea are as follows:

374. Steven William6 Gorab (1062) (Albert5, Abdulmasseh4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Steven (1062) was born Wood-Ridge, NJ, on 23 September 1958. He married Barbara Jane Adams (1071) Maplewood, NJ, on 13 November 1988.
He is a computer programmer. He resided Saddlebrook, NJ. He graduated from Rutgers. Steven (1062)'s occupation: Programmer unknown.
Children of Steven William6 Gorab (1062) and Barbara Jane Adams (1071) are as follows:

375. Ronald Edward6 Gorab (1063) (Albert5, Abdulmasseh4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Ronald (1063) was born Wood-Ridge, NJ, on 10 September 1960. He married Elizabeth Ann Keller (1072) Ridgewood, NJ, on 12 May 1985.
He is a computer programmer. He resided Maywood, NJ. He graduated from William Paterson. Ronald (1063)'s occupation: Programmer unknown. He is a Vice President with Scholastic Corp in NY.
Children of Ronald Edward6 Gorab (1063) and Elizabeth Ann Keller (1072) both born Korea are as follows:

376. Susan Elaine6 Gorab (1077) (Kenneth5, Abdulmasseh4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Susan (1077) was born Wallington, NJ, on 8 July 1958. She married Thomas Gerding (1082) Wayne, PA, on 28 June 1979.
She resided Newton, NJ. Susan (1077)'s occupation: Teacher Wayne, PA.
Children of Susan Elaine6 Gorab (1077) and Thomas Gerding (1082) are as follows:

377. Richard Kenneth6 Gorab (1078) (Kenneth5, Abdulmasseh4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Richard (1078) was born Wayne, NJ, on 3 March 1960. He married Doreen Patterson (1085).
He is the President of the South Orange-Maplewood NJ YMCA. He resided Jefferson, NJ. Richard (1078)'s occupation: Recreation unknown.
Children of Richard Kenneth6 Gorab (1078) and Doreen Patterson (1085) are as follows:

378. Nancy Ellen6 Gorab (1079) (Kenneth5, Abdulmasseh4, Yacoub3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Nancy (1079) was born Wayne, NJ, on 21 August 1961. She married Robert Mundhenk (1086) in 1985.
She resided Haskell, NJ. Nancy (1079)'s occupation: Housewife unknown.
Children of Nancy Ellen6 Gorab (1079) and Robert Mundhenk (1086) are as follows:

382. Albert David , Jr.6 Trabilsy (1020) (Gloria5 Gorab, Jamil4, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Albert (1020) was born Plainfield, NJ, on 9 June 1951. He married Mary Fougere (1021) Plainfield, NJ, in April 1980. He and Mary Fougere (1021) were divorced in December 2006.
He resided Belle Mead, NJ. Albert (1020)'s occupation: Attorney unknown. He graduated from Villanova in 1977.
Children of Albert David , Jr.6 Trabilsy (1020) and Mary Fougere (1021) are as follows:

383. Carol Ann6 Trabilsy (1024) (Gloria5 Gorab, Jamil4, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Carol (1024) was born Plainfield, NJ, on 18 June 1954. She married R. Scott Eichhorn (1025) Plainfield, NJ, in August 1979.
She resided Martinsville, NJ. Carol (1024)'s occupation: Teacher unknown. She graduated from Trenton State Co in 1972.
Children of Carol Ann6 Trabilsy (1024) and R. Scott Eichhorn (1025) both born Chicago, IL, are as follows:

385. James6 Gorab (1031) (Raymond5, Jamil4, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). James (1031) was born Weehawken, NJ, in 1966. He married Jayne gorab (1575).
He resided Bergenfield, NJ. He graduated from Rutgers Univ. James (1031)'s occupation: Advertising unknown.
Children of James6 Gorab (1031) and Jayne gorab (1575) are:

386. Jennifer6 Gorab (1032) (Raymond5, Jamil4, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Jennifer (1032) was born Weehawken, NJ, in 1968. She married Earl Lehr (2080) in October 1994.
She resided Bergenfield, NJ. She graduated from Bergenfield HS. Jennifer (1032)'s occupation: Secretary unknown.
Children of Jennifer6 Gorab (1032) and Earl Lehr (2080) are as follows:

387. Daniel6 Gorab (1033) (Raymond5, Jamil4, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Daniel (1033) was born Weehawken, NJ, in 1970. He married Cheryl Houklka (2083) in 2001.
He resided Bergenfield, NJ.
Children of Daniel6 Gorab (1033) and Cheryl Houklka (2083) are:

391. Lawrence Ned Jr.6 Gorab (1313) (Lawrence5, Nadeem4, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1966 Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.
He graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School. Colorado Springs. Co. and from the University of Arizona. Tucson, Az. He works as a financial consultant for UBS in Colorado Springs.
Children of Lawrence Ned Jr.6 Gorab (1313) include:

394. Cheryl Ann6 Nafash (1321) (Maurice5, Nuzlie4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Cheryl (1321) was born in 1961. She married Robert Mc Laughlin (1322).
She resided. Cheryl (1321)'s occupation: Computer instructor.
Children of Cheryl Ann6 Nafash (1321) and Robert Mc Laughlin (1322) are:

396. Mark John6 Nafash (1326) (Maurice5, Nuzlie4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Mark (1326) was born in 1968. He married Michelle DeMarco (2085). He and Michelle DeMarco (2085) were divorced.
He resided. Mark (1326)'s occupation: Plumber.
Children of Mark John6 Nafash (1326) and Michelle DeMarco (2085) are:

397. Lisa Marie6 Nafash (1335) (Harold5, Olga4 Gorab, Younis3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Lisa (1335) was born in 1977. She married Robert Lynn (2092) in May 2004.
Children of Lisa Marie6 Nafash (1335) and Robert Lynn (2092) are:

419. Moises6 Anauate (1619) (Abraham5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1939. He married Nilza Marcia Montagna (1620). He died in 2002.
Children of Moises6 Anauate (1619) and Nilza Marcia Montagna (1620) are as follows:

421. Claudio Felippe6 Anauate (1627) (Felippe5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1945. He married Marcia Chaccur (1628).
Children of Claudio Felippe6 Anauate (1627) and Marcia Chaccur (1628) all born Brazil are as follows:

422. Marcia6 Anauate (1632) (Felippe5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1948 Brazil. She married Fuad Hanna (1633).
Children of Marcia6 Anauate (1632) and Fuad Hanna (1633) all born Brazil are as follows:

423. Celso Felippe6 Anauate (1637) (Felippe5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1949 Brazil. He married Telma Aparecida Abelama (1638).
Children of Celso Felippe6 Anauate (1637) and Telma Aparecida Abelama (1638) are as follows:

424. Cesar Felippe6 Anauate (1641) (Felippe5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1954 Brazil. He married Maria Luiza Ricupero (1642).
Children of Cesar Felippe6 Anauate (1641) and Maria Luiza Ricupero (1642) are as follows:

426. Denise6 Anauate (1649) (Oswaldo5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1964. She married Paulo Augusto Ferrari (1650).
Children of Denise6 Anauate (1649) and Paulo Augusto Ferrari (1650) are as follows:

427. Sergio6 Anauate (1656) (Raul5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1952. He married Ana Elodia Violante (1657).
Children of Sergio6 Anauate (1656) and Ana Elodia Violante (1657) are as follows:

428. Flavio6 Anauate (1660) (Raul5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1955. He married Cristiodane Salmoria Machado (1661).
Children of Flavio6 Anauate (1660) and Cristiodane Salmoria Machado (1661) are as follows:

429. Milton6 Anauate (1664) (Raul5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1959. He married Sonia Maria Picollo (1665).
Children of Milton6 Anauate (1664) and Sonia Maria Picollo (1665) are:

430. Renato6 Anauate (1667) (Raul5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1964. He married Marcia Caramico De Carvalho (1668).
Children of Renato6 Anauate (1667) and Marcia Caramico De Carvalho (1668) are as follows:

431. Gilberto6 Anauate (1675) (Reynaldo5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1957. He married Maria Cecilia Cattai (1676).
Children of Gilberto6 Anauate (1675) and Maria Cecilia Cattai (1676) are as follows:

432. Ricardo6 Anauate (1679) (Reynaldo5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1958. He married Silvia Risso Vieira (1680).
Children of Ricardo6 Anauate (1679) and Silvia Risso Vieira (1680) are as follows:

433. Lilian6 Anauate (1683) (Reynaldo5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1959. She married Renato Sergio Geoffroy (1684).
Children of Lilian6 Anauate (1683) and Renato Sergio Geoffroy (1684) are as follows:

434. Arnaldo6 Anauate (1689) (Bahij5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1957. He married Elizabeth Pruchinski (1690).
Children of Arnaldo6 Anauate (1689) and Elizabeth Pruchinski (1690) are as follows:

436. Vivian6 Anauate (1696) (Bahij5, Soraya4 Gorab, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1962. She married Rafael Fleury Ferraz De Sampo Neto (1697).
Children of Vivian6 Anauate (1696) and Rafael Fleury Ferraz De Sampo Neto (1697) are as follows:

442. Renato6 Gorab (1720) (Riad5, Bassim4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1967 Brazil. He married Ines Aparacida De Macedo (1721).
Renato provided information on the Brazilian section of the Gorab family. His greatgrandfather is Rachid Gorab. Rachid is the brother of my greatgrandmother Nabia Gorab.
Children of Renato6 Gorab (1720) and Ines Aparacida De Macedo (1721) are:

445. Jose Roberto6 Trabulsi (1731) (Najat5 Gorab, Bassim4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1964. He married Lillian Flavia Fogaca Bandoni (1732).
Children of Jose Roberto6 Trabulsi (1731) and Lillian Flavia Fogaca Bandoni (1732) both born Brazil are as follows:

449. Wilson6 Moherdaui (1748) (Haydee5 Gorab, Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1950. He married Perla Rossi (1749).
Children of Wilson6 Moherdaui (1748) and Perla Rossi (1749) are as follows:

450. Fabio6 Moherdaui (1752) (Haydee5 Gorab, Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1955. He married Rosa Maria Meloni Horita (1753).
Children of Fabio6 Moherdaui (1752) and Rosa Maria Meloni Horita (1753) are as follows:

451. Vera Lucia6 Moherdaui (1756) (Haydee5 Gorab, Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1957. She married Jose Roberto Cardinali (1757).
Children of Vera Lucia6 Moherdaui (1756) and Jose Roberto Cardinali (1757) are:

452. Heraldo6 Gorab (1761) (Samir5, Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1960. He married Maralice Chaibub (1762).
Children of Heraldo6 Gorab (1761) and Maralice Chaibub (1762) are as follows:

454. Eliana6 Salomao (1769) (Vilma5 Gorab, Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1954. She married Gilberto Canton (1770).
Children of Eliana6 Salomao (1769) and Gilberto Canton (1770) are as follows:

455. Monica6 Salomao (1774) (Vilma5 Gorab, Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1956. She married Renato D'Avila (1775).
Children of Monica6 Salomao (1774) and Renato D'Avila (1775) are as follows:

456. Debora6 Salomao (1778) (Vilma5 Gorab, Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1957. She married Sergio Foz (1779).
Children of Debora6 Salomao (1778) and Sergio Foz (1779) are as follows:

458. Marcelo6 Gorab (1787) (Omar5, Badre4, Rasheed3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1964. He married Carla Luciana Costa (1788).
Children of Marcelo6 Gorab (1787) and Carla Luciana Costa (1788) are as follows:

473. Floyd Joseph6 Alwon (5) (Gloria5 Katen, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Floyd (5) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 24 July 1947. He married Patricia Ann Cobun (6) Gloucester, MA, on 22 August 1971.
He resided Needham, MA. Floyd used to caddy in Sacandaga Lake in upstate NY. His favorite golfer was an elderly lady named Ms. Wienstein.

During his summer vacations, he hung out with Robert Reich who became the Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration. He and Bob vied for the same Wolfgirl...Judy Wolf. He graduated from St. Ephrem's Grammer School in June 1960. He graduated from St. Augustine's High School in June 1964. He graduated from Marist College. He also earned a certificate in French Language from the Sorbonne during his junior year at Marist in BA, French, Poughkeepsie, NY, on in May 1969. He graduated from Boston University. on in 1972. .>. He graduated from Boston University. on in 1985. .>. Floyd (5)'s occupation: Training Needham, MA.
Children of Floyd Joseph6 Alwon (5) and Patricia Ann Cobun (6) are as follows:

474. Kenneth James6 Alwon (9) (Gloria5 Katen, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Kenneth (9) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 19 February 1949. He married Margaret Katherine Rooney (10) Brooklyn, NY, on 17 July 1971.
When Kenny was born, Dad and Aunt Lady were at the movies, Jido and Taita were visiting the Jebailey's.

We were living on 10th Street at the time, but Mom wanted to be near the hospital. So, she and the family stayed at the Katen's on 79th Street.

In the early evening, Uncle Butch comes home. Remember, that he is a teenager at this time. He notices that Gloria is going to the bathroom a lot. He tells Gloria that maybe they should go to the hospital. But neither he nor she can drive.

So, Gloria calls for her parents at the Jebailey's. Ms. Jebailey had a few drinks and brushed Gloria off, telling her not to worry. Taita later asked Ms. Jebailey who called and again she said not to worry. Taita did! She got Jido and Mr. Jebailey to go straight home and drive Gloria to the hospital.

And so, Kenny was born with no fuss and no pain. Jido was concerned that no one even yelled 'Ya-Allah!" Little did he know that they'd have plenty of time to do so later. He resided Houston, TX. He graduated from Adelphi Univ in 1978. Kenneth (9)'s occupation: Computers Houston, TX, in 1995.
Children of Kenneth James6 Alwon (9) and Margaret Katherine Rooney (10) both born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:

475. Dennis Charles6 Alwon (13) (Gloria5 Katen, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Dennis (13) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 10 February 1951. He married Marianne Mount (14) Chapel Hill, NC, on 4 July 1974.
He is an electrical contractor.

Here is a story from Dennis emailed on Oct 6, 2005 that I believe describes my brother:

"I just have to relate this story to you all. Today on my way home I noticed a particularly long line of cars, in both directions, at the stop light ahead. Three police cars with lights going-- uh oh an accident for sure. The police blocked off one side of the road so cars had to be directed around, this is what caused the delay. But I didn't see any accident. As I got closer I noticed a wire was down halfway across the road. Ah, a power line so they were calling the power company to move the wire. But.....I thought it didn't look like a power line. As I got closer here comes a fire truck. Three firemen jump out and get the cones to cordon off the area. Finally it was my turn to drive by. I looked at the police officer and said you do know that's only a telephone line???? He said "is that what it is"? I said yes-- would you like me to move it for you. He said that would be good cause he didn't touch wires. I jumped out grabbed the wire and threw it off the road. Everyone cheered and honked.... Three firemen, three cops and all it took was a little old electrician to save the day. I could not believe they were that incompetent.
Love & Lillies
Dennis Alwon. He resided Chapel Hill, NC. He graduated from Marist in 1972. Dennis (13)'s occupation: Electrician Chapel Hill, NC, in 1995.
Children of Dennis Charles6 Alwon (13) and Marianne Mount (14) both born Chapel Hill, NC, are as follows:

478. Paul Nicholas6 Katen (26) (Joseph5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Paul (26) was born Hot Springs, AK, on 20 December 1949. He married Vickie Cornn (383) Delray Beach, FL, in 1971. Paul (26) was divorced from Vickie Cornn (383) unknown in 1975. He married Christine Elaina Stubbs (151) Hypoluxo, FL, on 11 February 1979. Paul (26) was divorced from Christine Elaina Stubbs (151) Orlando, Fl, circa 1993. He married Elizabeth Arlene Alphonse (1436) Lake Wales, FL, on 28 May 1995.
He resided Paris, France. Paul (26)'s occupation: Architect Paris, France. He graduated from Florida A&M University in 1980.
There were no children of Paul Nicholas6 Katen (26) and Vickie Cornn (383).
Children of Paul Nicholas6 Katen (26) and Christine Elaina Stubbs (151) are as follows:
Children of Paul Nicholas6 Katen (26) and Elizabeth Arlene Alphonse (1436) are:

481. Bruce Allen6 Katen (45) (Floyd5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Bruce (45) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 6 August 1953. He married Marie Ferry (46) Brooklyn, NY. He married Sam Marie Sessions (1207) Savanna, GA, on 16 May 1992.
He is an construction electrician. He moved from Brooklyn to Chapel Hill, NC. From there he went to Georgia, Louisiana, and then to Ohio. He resided Atlanta, GA. Bruce (45)'s occupation: Electrician Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Fort Hamilton High School in 1972.
Children of Bruce Allen6 Katen (45) and Marie Ferry (46) are:
Children of Bruce Allen6 Katen (45) and Sam Marie Sessions (1207) are as follows:

482. Barbara Ann6 Katen (48) (Floyd5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Barbara (48) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 8 January 1955. She married Frank Fortunato (49) Brooklyn, NY, on 8 October 1978.
She resided Middletown, NJ. Barbara (48)'s occupation: Housewife Middletown, NJ. She graduated from Fort Hamilton High School in 1972. She graduated from (an unknown value) . on in 1976. .>.
Children of Barbara Ann6 Katen (48) and Frank Fortunato (49) both born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:

483. Gail Marie6 Katen (53) (Floyd5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Gail (53) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 12 June 1958. She married James Joseph Ullrich (54) Brooklyn, NY, on 15 April 1978.
She is a respiratory therapist. She resided Norwalk, CT. Gail (53)'s occupation: Therapist Norwalk, CT. She graduated from Fort Hamilton High School in 1976. She graduated from BMCC. on in 1984. .>.
Children of Gail Marie6 Katen (53) and James Joseph Ullrich (54) are:

484. Irene Louise6 Katen (56) (Floyd5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Irene (56) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 19 September 1960. She married Joaquin Antonio Dominguez (57) Brooklyn, NY, on 11 July 1981. Irene (56) was divorced from Joaquin Antonio Dominguez (57) Staten Island, NY, in September 1992. She married Richard Murphy (1466) Staten Island, NY, on 18 February 1995.
She resided Marietta, GA. Irene (56)'s occupation: She owns a Foot Solutions franchise in Atlanta GA Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Economics and Sociology in 1980 and from Pace University with an MBA in marketing in 1985. After spending 22 years in marketing and new product development for major financial services companies, she opened a orthopedic shoe store in Kennesaw, GA. She graduated from New Utrecht High Schoo in 1977. She graduated from Pace University. on in 1985. .>.
Children of Irene Louise6 Katen (56) and Joaquin Antonio Dominguez (57) are:
There were no children of Irene Louise6 Katen (56) and Richard Murphy (1466).

485. Nancy Jane6 Katen (59) (Floyd5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Nancy (59) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 4 March 1965. She married Thomas Davis (1612) on 21 April 2002.
Nancy is an occupational therapy assistant. She graduated from LaGuardia Community College in Dec 1993 with an AAS degree. She resided Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from PS 127. She graduated from St. Saviour in 1982. She graduated from CUNY. on in 1985. .>. Nancy (59)'s occupation: Secretary unknown in 1995.
Children of Nancy Jane6 Katen (59) and Thomas Davis (1612) are as follows:

486. Franklin Joseph6 Katen (79) (Franklin5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Franklin (79) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 10 July 1957. He married Susan Jean Clifford (90) Brooklyn, NY, on 12 May 1984.
He resided Washingtonville, NY. Franklin (79)'s occupation: Detective New York, NY. He graduated from Xaverian HS in 1975.
Children of Franklin Joseph6 Katen (79) and Susan Jean Clifford (90) are as follows:

487. James Robert6 Katen (80) (Franklin5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). James (80) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 15 June 1958. He married Peggy Ann Ward (88) Brooklyn, NY, on 12 June 1982.
He is a lieutenant for the NYC Fire Department. He resided Rockaway, NY. James (80)'s occupation: Firefighter Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from (an unknown value) in 1980.
Children of James Robert6 Katen (80) and Peggy Ann Ward (88) both born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:

488. Patricia Margaret6 Katen (81) (Franklin5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Patricia (81) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 6 November 1959. She married Thomas Bernard Michell (85) Brooklyn, NY, on 25 January 1986.
She resided Chapel Hill, NC. Patricia (81)'s occupation: Patty is a urology nurse at UNC Chapel Hill Durham, NC. She graduated from College of Staten Island. on. .>. She graduated from St. Saviour.
Children of Patricia Margaret6 Katen (81) and Thomas Bernard Michell (85) both born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:

489. Diane Marie6 Katen (82) (Franklin5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Diane (82) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 22 August 1961. She married Walter Francis Ward (83) Brooklyn, NY, on 11 August 1984.
She resided Brooklyn, NY. Diane (82)'s occupation: Teacher Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from St. Saviour. She graduated from (an unknown value) . on in 1983. .>.
Children of Diane Marie6 Katen (82) and Walter Francis Ward (83) both born Brooklyn, NY, are as follows:

494. Alexis Marie6 Khan (177) (Audrey5 Katen, Bahig4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Alexis (177) was born Brooklyn, NY, on 26 December 1961. She married David Everett Bristol (178) Boulder, CO, on 29 September 1985.
She resided Louisville, CO.
Children of Alexis Marie6 Khan (177) and David Everett Bristol (178) both born Boulder, CO, are as follows:

505. Caren6 Berry (180) (Lucille5 Katen, Nazir4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Caren (180) was born Los Angeles, CA, on 8 March 1961. She married Oris 'Guy' Munson (1517) Las Vegas, NV.
She resided Henderson, NV. Caren (180)'s occupation: Homemaker Henderson, NV.
Children of Caren6 Berry (180) and Oris 'Guy' Munson (1517) both born Las Vegas, NV, are as follows:

506. John6 Berry (181) (Lucille5 Katen, Nazir4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). John (181) was born Newport Beach, CA, on 12 October 1964. He married Jessica Rae England (1600) on 3 August 1991.
He resided Aliso Viejo, CA. John (181)'s occupation: Programmer Analyst Irving, CA.
Children of John6 Berry (181) and Jessica Rae England (1600) both born Mission Viejo, CA, are as follows:

509. Thomas Nazir6 Katen (184) (Gilbert5, Nazir4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Thomas (184) was born Santa Monica, CA, on 15 March 1970. He married Paula Evans (1610) in April 2000.
He resided Falls Church, VA. From 2000-2002, he and his wife were Peace Corps volunteers in Kazakhstan, a country of 13 million people in Central Asia that was once part of the Soviet Union.
Children of Thomas Nazir6 Katen (184) and Paula Evans (1610) are as follows:

510. Kathleen Marie6 Katen (185) (Gilbert5, Nazir4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Kathleen (185) was born Los Angeles, CA, on 8 May 1973. She married Phil Arechiga (1611) in August 2000.
Her married name was Phil (185). She resided Los Angeles, CA. She was employed Los Angeles, CA; Student.
Children of Kathleen Marie6 Katen (185) and Phil Arechiga (1611) are as follows:

518. Kelly Faith6 Katen (479) (Roger5, Philip4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Kelly (479) was born Stamford, CT, on 4 July 1972. She married Edward ('Ted') Seperack (1904) on 10 June 2000.
She finished her undergraduate degree in CT.

She graduated from Fairfield University with her Masters degree in Education in 1999. She is now an elementery ed. teacher. She lived in Huntington, CT.
Children of Kelly Faith6 Katen (479) and Edward ('Ted') Seperack (1904) are:

526. Katherine Jeanne6 Stanbro (1104) (Mireille5 Ghattas, Katy4 Gorab, Abdo3, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Katherine (1104) was born Gulf Port, MS, on 4 April 1972. She married Mark Zona (2212). She married Forrest T McLean (2214).
She is a bridal shop owner (McLean Bridal) and Realtor In Clarksville TN. She resided in 2008; She grew up in Boston MA but lives in Clarksville, TN.
Children of Katherine Jeanne6 Stanbro (1104) and Mark Zona (2212) are:
Children of Katherine Jeanne6 Stanbro (1104) and Forrest T McLean (2214) are:

527. Bruce6 Haik (2015) (Alva5 Nahass, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1954. He married Kate Haik (2016).
Children of Bruce6 Haik (2015) and Kate Haik (2016) are as follows:

529. Daryl6 Nahass (2021) (Alva5, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born in 1960. She married Karl Derleth (2022).
Children of Daryl6 Nahass (2021) and Karl Derleth (2022) are as follows:

530. Joyce Hanna6 Cassatly (1948) (Joyce5 Nahass, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 8 April 1948. She married George Serventi (1949). She died in 1985.
Children of Joyce Hanna6 Cassatly (1948) and George Serventi (1949) are as follows:

531. Karen Louise6 Cassatly (1961) (Joyce5 Nahass, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 28 March 1950. She married Frederick Allen Braccini (1962) on 21 April 1974.
Children of Karen Louise6 Cassatly (1961) and Frederick Allen Braccini (1962) are as follows:

532. Michael George6 Cassatly (1968) (Joyce5 Nahass, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 4 November 1954. He married Stephanie Marta Merban (1969) on 28 May 1988.
He is an oral and maxi facial surgeon.
Children of Michael George6 Cassatly (1968) and Stephanie Marta Merban (1969) are as follows:

533. Ronald George6 Nahass (1984) (George5, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 3 February 1957. He married Rosanne Vita (1985) on 15 August 1982.
Children of Ronald George6 Nahass (1984) and Rosanne Vita (1985) are as follows:

534. George Thomas6 Nahass (1989) (George5, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 3 October 1958. He married Margaret Rittenhouse (1990) on 20 April 1996.
Children of George Thomas6 Nahass (1989) and Margaret Rittenhouse (1990) are as follows:

535. Diane Lynn6 Nahass (1994) (George5, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 10 September 1959. She married Gabriel Bushara Sabbagh (1995) on 5 June 1990.
Children of Diane Lynn6 Nahass (1994) and Gabriel Bushara Sabbagh (1995) are as follows:

536. Ellen Marie6 Nahass (2000) (George5, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 23 June 1961. She married Mark Haid (2001) on 19 September 1992.
Children of Ellen Marie6 Nahass (2000) and Mark Haid (2001) are as follows:

537. Lisa Ann6 Nahass (2006) (George5, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 10 February 1963. She married Michael Arthur Nafash (2007) on 5 November 1986.
Children of Lisa Ann6 Nahass (2006) and Michael Arthur Nafash (2007) are as follows:

538. David George6 Nahass (2011) (George5, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 7 June 1968. He married Sonja Ramirez (2012).
Children of David George6 Nahass (2011) and Sonja Ramirez (2012) are as follows:

540. Noelle Ruth6 Conaty (2117) (Katherine5 Gorab, Joseph4, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 1 December 1969.
Children of Noelle Ruth6 Conaty (2117) include:

545. Marlene Mary6 Matook (2054) (Jacqueline5 Gorab, John4, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 18 August 1965. She married (--?--) Bettencourt (2055).
Children of Marlene Mary6 Matook (2054) and (--?--) Bettencourt (2055) are as follows:

546. Sheryl Ann6 Matook (2058) (Jacqueline5 Gorab, John4, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 15 November 1967. She married Kevin Peacock (2059) on 16 September 1990.
Children of Sheryl Ann6 Matook (2058) and Kevin Peacock (2059) are as follows:

553. Gregory Stephen6 Azrak (2044) (Raymond5, Elizabeth4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 6 November 1969. He married Naomi Suziki (2045) on 19 July 1997.
He graduated from University of Virginia. He and Naomi Suziki (2045) lives in; Larchmont, NY.
Children of Gregory Stephen6 Azrak (2044) and Naomi Suziki (2045) are as follows:

554. Michael James6 Azrak (2048) (Raymond5, Elizabeth4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 14 October 1971. He married Stacy Tannenbaum (2049) on 9 September 1997.
He graduated from Wake Forest University. He is an emergency physician at Rex Hospital. He and Stacy Tannenbaum (2049) lived in; Cary, NC.
Children of Michael James6 Azrak (2048) and Stacy Tannenbaum (2049) are as follows:

Generation Seven



711. Grant Nicholas7 Katen (153) (Paul6, Joseph5, Badie4, Nabiaha3 Gorab, Georgis2, Abd-Allah1). Grant (153) was born West Palm Beach, FL, on 27 October 1981. He married Gina Lynn Malatia (2233) on 23 January 2010 Orlando, FL.
He resided Orlando, FL.
Children of Grant Nicholas7 Katen (153) and Gina Lynn Malatia (2233) are:

750. George Anthony III7 Serventi (1950) (Joyce6 Cassatly, Joyce5 Nahass, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 13 October 1970. He married Jacqueline Gail Vanderwende (1951) on 26 August 1995.
Children of George Anthony III7 Serventi (1950) and Jacqueline Gail Vanderwende (1951) are as follows:

751. Alicia Joy7 Serventi (1955) (Joyce6 Cassatly, Joyce5 Nahass, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 24 November 1972. She married Albert Michael Disteso (1956).
Children of Alicia Joy7 Serventi (1955) and Albert Michael Disteso (1956) are as follows:

753. Cheryl Christine7 Braccini (1963) (Karen6 Cassatly, Joyce5 Nahass, Hanna4 Gorab, Aref3, Noula2, Abd-Allah1) was born on 23 November 1976. She married Brian Nieberline (1964) on 18 August 2002.
Children of Cheryl Christine7 Braccini (1963) and Brian Nieberline (1964) are:



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