George Waheibi



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Went home to the Lord, July 4, 2009 at age 60 after his battle with brain cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Youssef & Salma Waheibi of Lebanon. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marcy (Wilcox) Waheibi; children, Melissa, Amanda & Matthew; sisters, Jamily Frances & Laila (Tony) Frances; brothers, Riad (Karen), Charbel, Gus (Josephine), Mile (Laila) & Sal (Lena); several nieces and nephews; many dear friends. George was born in Baalbeck, Lebanon, August 10, 1948 and immigrated to the U.S.A. on August 22, 1970. He worked at Hickey Freeman and moved onto Eastman Kodak, where he retired after 30 years of service. George was a brilliant, driven and devoted man who loved the Lord and his family. We will miss his big smile and his even bigger heart. His Celebration of Life Service will be held, Sunday July 12th, 2 P.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane. (A reception will follow the service) Entombment held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church in his memory.


  1. Jim and Karen Douglas on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Amanda — We were so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family have our deepest sympathies.

  2. Katrina Arndt on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family, and you are in my prayers. Katrina

  3. Charlene and Louis Patane on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Amanda, we are so sorry for the lose of your father. We know how close you were with him and how empty you must feel without him now. We both send out love to you and to your whole family and may God Bless you all. Love, Aunt Charlene and Uncle Louis

  4. Mitch & Diane Hadfield on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Marci, Melissa, Amanda and Matt, We’ll all miss George very much. He was so proud of his Family and had so many good friends, We were proud to be two of them. He was a role model for many of us. We had so many great times together, all the games and cookouts, memories we’ll all have forever. George was a fighter, he never gave up, God gave us all a miracle six years ago when he gave George back to all of us, from an illness most would never have servived. We’ll see George again one day, and we can look forward to seeing his smile and having some of his famous grilled chicken. Diane and I love you all, God Bless you.

  5. Kathy Mazza on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Marcy and Family, I’m so sad to hear of George’s passing. My deepest condolences to all of you. Keep George’s memory close to your heart and he will always be with you.

  6. Michele Strauchen on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Marcy, Melissa, Amanda, and Matt, Everyone who had the honor of knowing George feels pride by the legacy he left. George’s spirit will continue to shine, lighting the way for others, leaving all of us an example to follow and a remarkable life to remember with grateful hearts. With our sincere and deepest condolences to you, Michele, Randy, Ashley, and Eric

  7. ROGER LONGO on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Good-bye my dear friend. You will be in my heart forever.

  8. Herb Parker on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I met George when we both worked in the Dental Department at Kodak in the mid-1970’s. George was always friendly and helpful to me as I tried to ‘learn the ropes.’ I remember also him telling me once that ‘a good suit ought to fit like a glove’ – from his days as a tailor. 🙂 While our paths parted in later years, our paths crossed once or twice since – I still recall our days as co-workers at Kodak fondly. I know this good man will be missed. God bless.

  9. Tom Schulmerich on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I worked along side and for Geoge for several years at Kodaks Dental products. He was a great cowoker and forman. He was always rushing to get on to the next job but he always took time to talk with the people and have a laugh. I remember that while he thought about work a lot it was his family that was most important to him. I wish you all well at this time. Each time a gentle breeze touches your face it will be george letting you know you are not alone and he is well in the house of the Lord.

  10. Susan and Albert Yapjoco on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Marci and family, We are sadden by the loss of George. Al and I will always remember George’s smile and warmth, he always made you feel so welcomed. We will also remember him at the cook outs over Diane and Mitch’s house on Chimney Hill. George is in a good place now without pain or suffering with our Father. He will always live on in the memories and stories people tell about him and also through your kids, George will live on for generations to come! God Bless You All, Love, Sue and Al Yapjoco

  11. Penny Gunter on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Marci, I was so saddened to read about George. God Bless you and your girls and give you comfort in the days ahead. I hope we can meet sometime for coffee. I will keep you in my prayers. Penny

  12. Antoine & Ghada Emanuel on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Marci, We were surprise when we heard the news about George. we just couldn’t stop thinking about him and the beautiful time we had together at the party in Rochester , Buffalo and in Lebanon even when I went to see him in the hospital. George was like a father to the young Lebanese people he always cared about them because he had a beautiful heart. Marci, We are so sorry about your lost and may God be with you and your family. George you will always be remembered.

  13. Patty Forman-Zambito on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Marcy & family: I am so sorry at the loss of George. I just loved his smile and his laugh. He was a devoted husband and father, and I know that all of you are going to miss him deeply. Please accept my sympathy for you and your family, and I am here to call on if you need someone to talk to. Tom & George are together. The memories of our earlier years getting togheter will always be in my heart. Thank you for sharing your husband witht he rest of us. He will be greatly missed. Patty

  14. karen ely on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Marcy and family – George will missed, what a wonderful and kind man. Our family reunions will be forever changed by his absence. Sending you a hug and holding you in our prayers, Karen Ely

  15. Roseann and Gene Baconcini & Family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Marcy and Family, May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, we will dearly miss George, but he will forever be remembered fondly in our hearts.

  16. Lorilyn Bailey on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Marcy, I just heard the news, and I’m crying my eyes out. George was such a brilliant shining light. I’ll forever remember his smile, his joy, the endearing way he said your name, and his unabashed love for you. You all made him a very happy man.

  17. Jamie, Matt and Peyton Suhre on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Melissa and family We are so sorry for your loss. You are an amazing family. Your father/husband is smiling down with pride of his beautiful family. You can tell what a great man he was by his life/family. We feel blessed to have met him and to know you all. Our thoughts, prayers and hearts go out to you all. Melissa if you need ANYTHING please let us know. love and hugs are sent your way today and always

  18. Sara Defendorf on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mr. Waheibi, You were such a wonderful man and a great Father. You always had many stories to tell and I loved listening to them all. You are in a better place free of pain and suffering watching down on the rest of us.

  19. Shirley Wirth on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My dear friend, George now rests, finally. My heart is heavy for you and the children, however. May you all take the time to heal and know that he is in a far better place. His love will keep you going, as will God’s. I love you, Marce… God’s peace to you. Shirley

  20. BARBARA LAMPERT on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    One only needed to meet George once or twice to discover what a beautiful light in this world that he was. The existance of his wonderful family is testimony to this.

  21. Robert and Jennifer Ferrau on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Peace be with you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Most respectfully, Bob and Jennifer

  22. Scott Roberts on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the late George Waheibi (and family), Though I never had the opportunity to meet you in person, I met you essence through your daughter. Melissa is an inspiration to many and she has a vivacious sense of humor and care for others. These are gifts only bestowed by the tutoring of incredible parents who have charm, love and character. My best to you on your journey as I have confidence are safe with Christ. My prayers to your family as they respond to this loss. May your family become stronger; both individually and as a whole… as those of us remaining here on earth try to fill the void that is caused by your departure. Men of your character are in short supply. May you smile at us all as you gaze down upon us from on high and may you see an increase in the character and strength of others. Waheibi Family, Only Melissa knows my wife (Tina) and I, but we send long distance condolences and prayers to you during this time of mourning and sorrow. If we can be of any help to ease your pain, please call upon us and we shall do whatever we can. Our best to you Scott & Tina Roberts

  23. Andrew Anderson on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Waheibi family – I was saddened to hear of the passing of George. we worked many years together at Kodak. He will be missed by all.

  24. Chris and Vicky Wilcox on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We love you!! Our thoughts are with you!

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