Louis G. Fakhoury
September 22, 1930 - July 13, 2021 (age 90)
Born in Brooklyn, New York, at the beginning America’s Great Depression, Lou died peacefully in his sleep on July 13, 2021 surrounded by family and nursing staff at the Red Cedar Glen senior care center in Hendersonville, TN.
Lou was the second of five children born into a household whose parents legally immigrated to America from the middle east region seeking hope and opportunity. During the 1950’s he, along with his entire family, moved to the Southern California area. It was there he met Vivian Carouba, his wife of nearly 60 years.
He is survived by his son Roger and wife Toni, his daughter-in-law, Barbara and his grandchildren Christian, Kyle and Reagen, as well as his brother Lee Cory and sister Lorraine and husband Ludwig Kiramidjian. His wife Vivian, second son, Gary, and granddaughter Hannah predeceased him.
Lou was born and raised into the Syrian Orthodox community in California but in 1965 he became a member of the Church of God in Pasadena, CA and remained so for more than 50 years. He became a long-standing elder, eventually offering biblical teachings to the congregations for decades. In 2014 he and his wife to the Nashville, TN area.
His life was a testament to the cornerstones of his devotions to God, family, friends and country. Lou served honorably in the U.S. Army in an administrative function as an enlisted Corporal and was stationed at the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany after WW 2 ended.
Lou was the first person in his extended family to attend a four-year college university, graduating from California State University, Los Angeles with a BA in Public Administration. Later he received a Masters degree in the same field.
He spent the next 30 years serving the citizens of Los Angeles County admirably and without blemish. He rose to the rank of Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County Probation Department. At the time of his retirement he had a staff of 5,000 county employees.
Despite his advanced age Lou was a beacon of positive energy for his retirement community—giving hope to many seniors struggling with life challenges. He was the perfect example of diligence and perseverance in life having survived almost a century through wars, economic upheaval and personal tragedies.
A life celebration will be held at 11am, Monday, July 19th in the chapel of Crestview Funeral Home with burial at Crestview Memory Gardens.
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