Ayoub Fares Rahall
Date of Birth: June 25, 1932
Date of Death: January 20, 2019
January 22, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Holy Spirit Orthodox
January 23, 2019 - 11:00 am - Holy Spirit Orthodox
Ayoub Fares Rahall, 85, of Huntington passed away peacefully on January 20th, 2019 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington.
Ayoub was the son of the late Fares and Zahia Rahall of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Elaine Bassett Rahall of Huntington, his sister, Niamee Rahall Fakoury and brother, George Rahall of Lebanon.
Ayoub immigrated to Huntington from Lebanon in 1961. He worked for his then in-laws at Bassett Food Market. After Bassett Food Market was sold in 1977, he worked as an independent plumber and electrician until he took a job with Dr. Joseph Touma, Sr. as his maintenance supervisor until 2017.
Ayoub was a member of the Huntington Lodge #53 AF & AM and his dearly loved Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in Huntington, WV.
Ayoub is survived by his loving wife, Mary Emily Rahall of Huntington; his brother, Joseph Rahall of Lebanon; his sister, Mary Rahall Ishac of Lebanon; his daughters, Rebecca Rahall Anderson (Troy) and Susan Kimberly Rahall both of Raleigh, NC; his step-children Lisa Ann (Mark) Caldwell of Huntington, Brian Keith (Carrie) Combs of San Antonio TX, Teresa Dawn Combs of Huntington and Mark and Mike Caldwell of Huntington; his grandchildren, Brent and Tristan Anderson, Tyler, Christopher, Mark and Mike Caldwell, Trent Cornwell, Alaina Hoyt and Kylie and Callen Combs; his step-great-grandchildren, Maycie Caldwell and Payton Caldwell and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends, including his cousins Julian (Jihad) Saad and their special children and grandchildren, and Mary Ann (Jack) Dolen.
Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Holy Spirit Orthodox Church by The Very Reverend John Dixon. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Huntington. Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the church where the Trisagion will be said at 6:30 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Holy Spirit Orthodox Church. Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
From: Mark Caldwell Jan 21 2019 4:46AM Prayers to all the family members. The Caldwell family loves you and will miss you. From: Connie Spurlock Jan 21 2019 1:21PM Sending love and prayers to Mary and family. I worked with Mr. Rahall for many years, one of the kindest and sweetest persons I have had the honor to know. I will truly miss my friend. From: Julie Sexton Jan 21 2019 3:26PM I worked with Mr. Rahall many years ago when I was working for Dr. Joseph Touma. Mr. Rahall was a very kind gentleman who could always put a smile on my face. He was wonderful to work with. My prayers to the family. Rest easy Mr. Rahall. You will be missed. From: Claire Batts Jan 22 2019 10:08AM You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Jeff, Claire, Caroline and Tyson Batts
From: Penny Blake Jan 22 2019 10:21PM Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Richard Blake II
Mr. And Mrs. Richard Blake
From: marc subik Feb 3 2019 6:08PM I would see Ayoub on occasion , the last few years at the Ymca. at other times it would be at some gathering of the Huntington Lebanese community members. quiet, solid, reliable is how I would describe him. likely ready to do anything you asked him if he could. the world would benefit from a whole lot more people like Ayoub. RIP From: Jane Graham Feb 13 2019 1:59PM Becky and Susie, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jane Graham