Samuel Elias Haddad

samuel haddad

September 23, 1933 ~ June 6, 2016

Born in: Jamaica
Resided in: Buford, GA

Samuel E Haddad of Buford Georgia beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend died Monday June 6, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center Duluth GA after a brief illness. Born Mandeville, Jamaica as the second of six children to Elias L. Haddad and Evelyn K Azan. The family later moved to Linstead, St. Catherine where he attended Linstead Government School, followed by Beckford & Smith ( Now St. Jago ) before attending Jamaica College in Kingston. He later attended Mercy College in New York to polish up his accounting skills when he relocated to New York in 1980. In 1956 he married Rene Davidica Williams at the University of the West Indies Chapel at Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. The couple continued to live in Linstead where they raised their four sons. Sam was employed by United Parcel Service ( accounting department ) in Atlanta GA. until his retirement in 2002. He was previously employed by Revlon in New York. Before Sam emigrated to the U.S. in 1980 he was a businessman with a number of Stores in Linstead St. Catherine. He attended the local Anglican Church and was a member of the St. Catherine Chapter of the Lion’s Club. He was a well-known and beloved member of the community, supporting numerous public and sporting Events. Sam was a fierce competitor in his native Jamaica, affectionately dubbed “ Champi “ by rivals and friends alike, Sam was a Champion Billiards Player and an awesome Racing Car Driver in the 50‘s and 60’s at Vernamfield in Clarendon. In addition Sam was a sporting bird shooter, Table Tennis fanatic and a racehorse owner, Top Notch, Best of All and Whitsun Folly being the best. Though a fierce competitor and sportsman, he is best remembered for his kind heart, wisdom, candidness and fairness to all as he helped many in the Linstead community regardless of their background. He is survived by his beloved wife Rene, as well as his four sons: Tazio and wife Regina, Luigi and wife Mary, Hans and wife Gail, and Robin, as well as his six very loved grandchildren Yara, Julian, Samuel, Philip, Blaithin and Samantha. He also leaves behind sisters Hesin and Odette, and brothers Abe and Joe and his wife Laura. In addition he is survived by several nieces and nephews including Lorraine and Joe Sirgany, Rory and Wayne Haddad, Sue-Ann Chang, Yurgen and Natalie Luwald, Keith Brice, Yasmin Treacy and extended family members in Jamaica, Canada and England and Lebanon. A wake and viewing will be held for Samuel E. Haddad at 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenville, GA. The Funeral service will be held Thursday June 16, at the St Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville at 11.00 a.m. – Monsignor Al Jowdy will officiate the Mass. Flowers will be provided by family members only – Memorial gifts in Samuel’s memory can be made to the – Munro College Old Boys Association. Munro College Old Boys Assoc. C/O Haddad, 3344 Mill River Cove, Buford, GA. 30519. Arrangements are being handled by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, GA.

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  1. He will be fondly remembered . Uncle Sam and Aunt Rene would come and take Tazio and Luigi and myself on an outing Sunday from Munro to Treasure beach or Bluefileds beach for a day out from school, and a sumptious picnic lunch.
    Always a very jovial and kindhearted person. RIP Uncle Sam,

  2. He will be fondly remembered. Uncle Sam and Aunt Rene would come and take Tazio and Luigi and myself from Munro on an outing Sunday and take us to Treasure Beach or Bluefields for a sumptious picnic lunch. Always a jovial person, and very kindhearted. RIP Uncle Sam.

  3. Sam will be so lovingly remembered by all of us here in Ireland by his hand of welcome and kindness shown to us when we visited on vacation to New York and Atlanta.
    To Rene, Tazio, Luigi, Hans, Robin and the Haddad Family, we extend our deepest sympathy to you all.
    “Ar dheis De go Raibh a anam”

    Always remembered by the Griffin Family, Ireland

  4. Uncle Sam will be fondly remembered by myself and my brother, Keith. The last time I spoke with Uncle Sam was in January 2016 when I called to let both him and Auntie Rene know of mommy’s passing. He spent time on the phone with me. Consoling me on my loss and offered words of encouragement and strength to go forward with the planning of mommy’s funeral and the most dreaded trip to Jamaica. Uncle Sam for this I thank you. To you Auntie Rene, Tasio, Luigi, Ludwig and Robin on behalf of both Keith and myself, we extend our deepest sympathy to you all. You all will be in our prayers. Keep strong. Uncle Sam is up there with mommy and Granny. Love you all, Yasmin.

  5. Sam was my dear friend and neighbour for over 30 years. We lived across the road from each other on King Street, Linstead. We attended the Linstead Government School together with Abe. During those years we got into a lot of trouble together to the consternation of our parents and the headmaster, Joe King. We played soccer at Bybrook Club along with Happy S. and Erns, and also went birds shooting together. In recent years we kept in touch via e-mail and telephone. Sam will be missed by us all. Cousin Cecelia (nee Haddad) remembers in her very early years visiting Uncle Elias, Aunt Evelyn and the 6 children in Linstead. Our Love to you all.

  6. I’ll never forget the day I met my now husband Erns (the man of steel) Sam named him, as I also met you Sam, on that very day. Where ever a dance would be held, be it May Pen, Mandeville, Kingston, especially Copa Cobana with the only ballroom, you, Erns and I would always be there and would take ownership of the dance floor. Erns and myself got married in Feb, you and Rene followed in April. We ended up blessed with 4 sons, you followed suit with 4 sons. It seemed that whatever life had in store for Erns, it would be for you as well. And so, for the past 60 odd years our lives seemed to have been intertwined, never to lose touch with each other. Erns is now left without the only friend he could spend hours with, reminiscing about the yesteryears, and me with not hearing you ask for ‘the orientee’. Our 4 sons and their families join in bidding adieu and saying thanks to a friend who did keep their dad encouraged through their dad’s ordeal over the past 4 years. Sam, may you RIP and may your family continue to enjoy the blessings you leave behind.

  7. May the grace of God comfort all at this time of sudden loss. Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you as you embrace the changes of the future. Uncle Sam was indeed as we say TOP NOTCH …all the time.
    God Bless
    Sophia &Phillip Mahfood

  8. On behalf of my father Khaleel Elias Azan, and my family, we are truly sorry for your great loss. To be absent in body is to be present with God. May your entire family find the strength and peace knowing that Uncle Sam is at rest in the beautiful presence of his Lord and Saviour. Much blessings and love. Violet Younis.

  9. On behalf of our family, we would like to express our deepest sympathy for the passing of Mr Haddad. Having met him only so briefly, he caused such a great impression. Over the years, we had the opportunity to hear about his racing days and what a nice guy he was. His son Luigi reflects what a great dad he must have been. May God rest his soul.
    The Cabrera Family.

  10. Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle Sam. We know this must be a very difficult time for you, as it is for us.

    I (Natalie) remember Uncle Sam always asking me “do you want to eat, or do you want to fool around?”

    And I (Jurgen) have such fond memories of Uncle Sam, especially his humor & wisdom, along with how he called me “Achtung”, and how he taught me how to play billiards — i always think of him every time i play, especially if i make a good shot, because i learned it all from him.

    Please know you’re in our thoughts & prayers, especially at this time.

    All our love,
    Hesin, Hans, Natalie, & Jurgen

  11. I Kayon Keith’s wife met uncle Sam and aunt Rene when we spent the weekend with them in 2004, I also met Tazsio,Robin, Han and now i have the pleasure to meet his grandson Sam. All are lovable people and down to earth and generous.Uncle Sam and aunt Rene accommodated us i felt at home right away you woul have thought i met them before how comfortable i felt.Uncle Sam took us to the store and strolled us around showing us some celebrites homes.It was a fun evening i will never forget.Uncle Sam may your soul rest in peace no more pain i know you are happy there. Aunt Rene may God guide you and protect you and wrapped his arms around you in your time of sorrow. Kayon Brice,

  12. Odette and Hesin ….. just saw obituary of your brother …Please accept my deepest sympathy and I extend same to his whole family.
    May God give you all His Peace which surpasses all understanding. Sonia

  13. To all Sam Haddads family and extended family’s we give our condolences on your loss. He was not a man to forget easily as his warmth and life philosophy left an immediate impression of a straight talking sincere man… His sons today are a testament to the mam he was… It’s a great thing to go leaving a great difference to his family as he did.. Margaret and Gerard O Brien Tipperary Ireland

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