POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Osama Khoury, of Poughkeepsie, died on Wednesday, Feb. 24. He was 47.
Born in Palestine, Khoury received a bachelor of science from Long Island University and was a pharmacist at CVS, in Pleasant Valley. Previously, he worked at Rite Aid pharmacy. He had opened his own pharmacy -- Gibsonia Pharmacy and Health Center -- in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.
Khoury lived in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years. He loved the outdoors, camping and serving the community. He was an active member of Saint James Orthodox Church, in Hyde Park.
He is survived by his wife, Rula El Kawaneh Khoury; sons Michael and Gabriel; daughter Amal; mother Khourieh Amal; brother Ibrahim Khoury of Pittsburgh; and sisters Hannan Khoury of Ramallah, Palestine, and Iman Muaddi.
Khoury was predeceased by his father, the V. Rev. Fr. Michael Khoury.
Viewing hours will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, and from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Saint James Orthodox Church, 441 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie. The funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the church. His Grace Bishop Demetri Khoury, Khoury's uncle, will preside at the funeral service, assisted by Hisham Nimri, pastor and local Orthodox clergy. Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Interment will be at noon on Tuesday, March 1, at the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, 321 Monastery Lane, in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. Visiting hours will be held beforehand, at 10-11:30 a.m., at Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, 309 Spring Ave., in Ellwood City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Saint James Orthodox Church or the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration.
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