Colette C. Assad 77, died November 11th, 2010. Colette was born in Allentown, PA and was an active, vibrant woman until her sudden illness and death. She attended nursing school in Philadelphia until she met her love, Abraham and realized her true calling was as a homemaker and wife. Together they spent 48 years raising a family and leaving fond memories for everyone they touched. Colette continued to be a wonderful mother, grandmother (situ) and great-grandmother after the passing of her husband in 2002. In addition to her husband, Colette was preceded in death by her father and mother, Russell and Florence Yates. She was a devout Orthodox Christian and on Sunday was in her regular spot at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. After church she would hurry home to watch football or golf one of the pleasures she shared with her late husband. Colette was a giving woman, supporting many charities and spent much of her adult life as a hospital volunteer. Until her death she spent 36 years working with John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital volunteer services. She enjoyed her social time with the Red Hatters at Sunrise and visiting neighbors during her regular walks with her dog. Colette was precious to her family and was a great example of caring. She is survived by two sons, Abraham III and Michael, Brother Gary Yates, five grandchildren, Abe IV, Leah, Jessica, Sean and Kira and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, Nov. 18th, 2010 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 4530 E. Gold Dust Avenue, Phoenix. Funeral Service will be 10:30 AM Friday, Nov. 19th, 2010 at St. George with Interment following at 12:30 PM at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the El-Zaribah Shrine Temple, Hospital Fund, 552 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ 85008 or the AZ Humane Society, 1521 W. Dobbins Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85014 www.azhumane.org. For contributions please note “in memory of Colette Assad”.
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