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George A. Nowaya
A funeral service was held Saturday at Saint Mary Church in Hughson for George A. Nowaya, 74, of Ceres. He died Dec. 30, 2011.

Lakewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements,

Born April 15, 1937 in Syria, George came to the United States in 1977. He was known as a giving man who embraced his new country and language and cared for his family.

He leaves behind his wife, Sarah Nowaya of Ceres; his six children, all who live in the Ceres and Modesto area; his sisters Shameron of Ceres, Virginia of Canada; his mother in Syria; his brother, Janno Nowaya of Syria; his sister, Sosen of Syria; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by father Azaria, and sister Khatoon.

-Ceres Courier/ January 11, 2012