It is with a deep sorrow that the community of 
St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
´╗┐announces the passing of
CHAWKAT (MOURAD) SAID 
age 77, who passed away on December 29, 2020.
On this sad occasion, the Pastor, Board of Trustees, and all the auxiliary bodies of St. Sarkis Church, extend their heartfelt sympathy to Chawkat's family members.

Mourad was a devoted and loyal Son, Brother, Husband, and Father. Fueled by his determination to make something of himself, he left his home in Syria at the age of 14 searching for a better future for his family. First, settling in Lebanon, he began working different jobs to make ends meet, as he continued to search for a better opportunity, eventually, landing a successful position as a commercial representative for an American company. Throughout his worldly travels, he became exposed and infatuated with the world of Gemstones, which started as a hobby and then became his passion, lifelong career and business. He specialized in precious and semi-precious stones and became a mentor for countless enthusiasts in the business. Little did he know, his greatest treasure would be waiting for him back in Lebanon, where he met his beautiful and beloved wife Milade Kahwaji. They moved to the states in 1988, escaping the Lebanese civil war, sacrificing their lives for his son and unborn daughter at that time. His life was his family, wife and children. Born with a pure heart of gold, he often sacrificed more for others than himself, his memory lives on through his wife and 3 children.

FAMILY MEMBERS
Son of the late Bedros Mouradian and late Maryam Keryakos. Loving husband of Milade Said. Devoted father of Peter Said, Sandra Said and Christine (Samer) Madi. Cherished brother of Garabed (d.) (Serpoun) Mouradian , Manix Mouradian (d.), Noubar Mouradian, Shamiram (Ibrahim) Al-Araj, Hermine Mouradian, Anahid (George) Bermeo , and Sonia Mouradian.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 10:30am until time of funeral service at 11:00am in St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, 19300 Ford Road, Dearborn, MI 48128.
A committal service will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

May his soul rest in peace.

MEMORIAL DONATIONS
Chawkat's family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory be made to St Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, for online donations please click here.

CONDOLENCES
To send a loving message and view Chawkat's obituary, please go to  www.southfieldfuneralhome.com
[313-336-6200]  [office@saintsarkis.org]