POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Sayel Raji Zeidan, of Poughkeepsie, died Tuesday, Nov. 15. He was 65.
A resident since 1965, he was born Dec. 23, 1950, in Salt, Jordan, the son of Raji and Najla Nesheiwat.
He received his associate's degree from Dutchess Community College, his bachelor's degree from Marist College and his master's degree from SUNY New Paltz.
Zeidan worked as the director of rehab services for the Mental Health Association, retiring in 2014. He was a true leader, not only in his family, but anyone who came in to contact with him. He taught pride and dignity. He was a member of St. James Church. He loved to travel, teach and read.
He is survived by his wife, Khitam Nesheiwat; children, Karen and Aaron Zobel, Raji and Arwa Zeidan, Brian and Areen Zeidan; grandchildren, Sara, Julianna and Aaron David Zobel, Katherine Zeidan and Sayel Zeidan; siblings, Hayel, Ghazi and Tony Nesheiwat, Haifa, Elaine and Evonne Nesheiwat.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Wayel Nesheiwat.
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