Charles Joseph Haddad entered eternal life unexpectedly on February 5th, 2021. Charlie was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Lebanese immigrants, Joseph and Hanna Haddad on November 27th, 1929. With the exception of his loyal service to his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Army, Charlie spent his 91 years in the greater Cleveland area including receiving his education from Fenn College, now known as Cleveland State University. On June 23rd, 1957, Charlie married the love of his life, Joan Koury Haddad, who survives, and for the next 63 years, the happy couple settled in the Parma Heights area, until recently, when they moved closer to their loving son, Dr. Charles J. Haddad, Jr. and his partner, Dr. Louis Giannetti. Also surviving is their beloved daughter, Claudia Haddad Tanoos and her husband, Dr. Daniel Tanoos. Perhaps the most precious survivors are Charlie’s only grandson, Daniel Tanoos, Jr. and his wife, Ashlee Tanoos. Charlie had great joy upon the arrival of his great-grandchildren, Preston Tanoos & Mila Tanoos. Despite that his daughter and her extended family all live in Terre Haute, Indiana, Charlie and Joan spent the past 36 plus years visiting them often and becoming an integral part of their lives as well as the Tanoos family visiting Jidoo & Sitoo (Grandfather & Grandmother) in Parma Heights quite regularly. While there might have been miles between their homes, there was never distance between their hearts. Additional survivors include Charlie’s brother-in-law, Leo Koury and his wife, Lila, and Charlie’s sister-in-law Maxine Koury. In typical Lebanese style, the Haddad and Tanoos families truly became one on the day their children married and Charlie is also survived by Claudia’s mother-in-law, Mary Ann Tanoos. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, Fred and Mary Koury, his brother and sister-in-law, Edward Haddad & Evelyn Haddad, his brother-in-law, Michael Koury, and Claudia’s father-in-law, Thomas Tanoos.
Charlie spent his professional career in the banking industry and after 40 years, retired as Director of Human Resources from Sun America, a subsidiary of Chemical Bank/Chase of New York. In addition to being a proud Korean War Veteran, Charlie took pride in his 50 plus years as a member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He was president of the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management. He was proud that he brought the Cleveland Orchestra to perform at the Parma Senior High School when he was president of the Parma Symphony Orchestra. Charlie had such a congenial personality and to know him was to love him. He and Joan had numerous friends and together, often times with their friends and family, they traveled the world creating memories that lasted a lifetime.
Charlie wasn’t afraid to show his deep love for his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, and friends. He mastered Facetime and thoroughly enjoyed using this communication tool to stay in touch with his great-grandchildren, Preston & Mila. Second only to his love for his family was his love for his church. A lifelong member of St. George Orthodox Christian Church in Cleveland, most important to Charlie was serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He did just that in multiple roles at St. George including being a faithful member of the Church Choir as well as previously serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He will be deeply missed by his St. George family as well.
Serving as Pallbearers are Joe Haddad, Dr. Robert Haddad, Jr., Fred Koury, Daniel Tanoos, Jr., Gregory Ziton, and Ted Ziton. Honorary Pallbearers include Bill Ameen, Ray Ferris, Edward Haddad, Jr., and Dr. Robert Haddad, Sr.
Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, private services will be held on Monday, February 8th, 2021 at St. George Orthodox Church, Cleveland, Ohio, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Father John Ojami presiding. Burial will take place at the Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. Mallchok Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, in the Eternal Memory of Charlie, the family thanks you for donating to St. George Orthodox Church, 2587 W. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL!
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