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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, January 03, 2011

In Memoriam: Akouri Mourns Loss of Executive Pastry Chef Michel Daher, Founder & CEO of Sweet Dreams

BIRMINGHAM, MI/USA - The following statement was issued today from the executive office of John Akouri, following the news of the sudden and untimely death of his longtime friend Michel Daher: "I am shocked and saddened by the great loss of such a talented and respected member of our community. Michel was very proud of his heritage, his family and his profession. He led and created new heights in his industry by which others follow still today. His death creates a large vacuum amongst us and his legacy will live on forever. Michel was a brilliant chef, and my thoughts go out to his family, friends and staff. May his memory be eternal unto ages of ages."
[Death Notice] Michel Daher. Age 51. Owner and Founder of Sweet Dreams Pastry Shop. Survived by his wife, Tracey Daher, children Michael Chris and Angela Kassab Daher, mother Josephine Daher, brother Samir (Joyce) Daher, sisters Rula Said and Rita Abyad of Beirut, Lebanon, aunt Salam (Hikmat) Ashkar, uncles, Mike (Venise) Chalhoub, Fr. George (Nouhad) Shalhoub and Fouad Shalhoub of Syria. Michel will lie-in-state at the Basilica of St. Mary, 18100 Merriman Rd. on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Trisagion Prayer service begins at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday he will lie-in-state from 10-11 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Glen Eden Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Mary’s Building Fund.

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