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John H. Sufan
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Obituary for John H. Sufan

John H. Sufan, 88 , Beech Grove, IN, passed away October 24, 2017.

Mr. Sufan was born February 13, 1929, in Ain-Arik, Palestine to the late Jamil and Hannah Sufan.

Mr. Sufan worked as a pipefitter at Penn Central and its successor Amtrak Railroad until his retirement in 1995. A longtime member of Holy Name Catholic Church, he was deeply devoted to his family and his Catholic faith. A hard worker and a man of many talents, Mr. Sufan enjoyed tending to his yard, working on home projects, and helping others.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Martha, and his two brothers Mousa and Elias.

Survivors include his brother Nasser Sufan; six children, Widad (the late Butros) Farah, Jim (Aima) Sufan, Kamal (Ferial) Sufan, Diana (Nazhat) Akel, Sonya (Ron) Kunkel, and Amira (Michael) Kehoe; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Tuffaha Saba and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017 3 to 7 p.m., in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, where morning prayers will be said at 10:15 a.m. Friday, October 27, 2017. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, in Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home

6107 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
Holy Name Catholic Church

89 N. 17th Avenue
Beech Grove, Indiana 46107

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery

435 W. Troy Ave. Indianapolis, In 46225


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