|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1945, Iraq|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 2008|
St. Clair County
Salim A. "Sam" Nammo, 63, of Marysville, is standing on the shores of heaven today after going home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 following a long battle with prostate cancer.
Sam leaves behind family and friends who will miss him greatly until the day of their heavenly reunion.
Sam was born in Telkeaf, Iraq, on January 7, 1945 to Aboode and Habooba Nammo (Mio).
In 1968, Sam traveled as a young man from Iraq to Marysville, Michigan where he worked in the stockroom of Marysville Market (recently Camm's Meat Market).
He met Anita Ferris and they married on February 7, 1969 in St. Edwards on the Lake Catholic Church.
He was a long time Marysville resident, where he lived on River Road for the past 38 years and built three homes. The last home was Anita's and his lifelong dream home on the water where he enjoyed entertaining his grandchildren, who loved Grandpa's boat and playing on the beach during the summer.
Sam was a trained journeyman electrician and worked for Mueller Brass from 1970-1971.
Afterwards, he worked at the Ford Motor plant on VanDyke.
He eventually transferred to the Ford Tractor Plant in Romeo, Michigan, which became the Ford Engine Plant. He worked as an electrician for 31 years at Ford and was part of the team that birthed the 4.6 engine. He retired in 2002. Sam was a member of UAW Local 400, where he also was a union representative in the early 1980s. While working for Ford, Sam traveled and headed a group of skilled tradesmen that discovered the cutting-edge, patented technology to crack a car rod in assembly.
Sam was an avid fisherman and golfer and a member of the Marysville Golf Club, regularly shooting in the upper 30s, and even had a hole-in-one. Sam also held first place championships in his flight at the Port Huron Golf Club Men's Invitational in 2003 and 2006, along with his partner and friend, Dr. Krishna Valjee.
He was a past president of the Cedar Club – a Christian/Arabic group that raised money for philanthropic endeavors.
In his younger years, there was rarely a summer day that he wasn't water skiing with his family or spending the day at Stag Island.
Sam also inherited his father's love of farming. Although limited by the amount of land, he grew the largest garden on River Road, much to the joy of his many family and neighbors who were invited to come and pick the best tomatoes, squash and peppers, with plenty left over. When Sam retired, he and Anita lived in Marysville during the summer months and in North Fort Myers, Florida during the winter months. Sam and Anita were also members of Marysville Assembly of God Church for over 30 years, where Sam led several construction teams on mission trips to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica where they built churches. Sam will be remembered by his family and friends as a strong, kind-hearted individual.
There was very little that Sam could not fix.
He was a jack-of-all-trades and never declined the request to help neighbors, friends and family. If you needed assistance in any manner, Sam would be there for you.
Sam loved being a husband and father; however, he especially discovered great joy in being a grandfather over the past ten years.
He will be greatly missed but will continue to live in the hearts and memories of the loved ones he left behind: his beloved wife of nearly 40 years, Anita Ferris Nammo; two sons, David (Laura) Nammo of Arlington, Virginia and Joseph Nammo of San Diego, California; six grandchildren, Brenna, Joshua, Olivia, Ciara, Sean and Evangeline Nammo of Arlington, Virginia; three sisters, Mary Oram, Shamama Azzo and Hyatte Dabish; his mother-in-law, Florence Ferris; plus a host of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jamil Nammo (Mio).
Visitation will be 7-9 pm Saturday and 2-5 & 7-9 pm Sunday in the Marysville Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 3, 2008 in the Marysville Assembly of God Church. Pastor Jim Turner will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. Pallbearers will be Najib Monsour, Nathan Mio, Danny Dabish, Mark Hudson, John Ferris and Dan Champion.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. John's Hospice.
St. Clair County
Created by: Kim Koper♥Davis ...
Record added: Oct 30, 2008
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