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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.

Friday, January 25, 2008

R.I.P. Cousin Joe - You will be missed

Born in Lebanon on Aug. 8, 1929 - Departed on Jan. 24, 2008 and resided in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 & Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008
Funeral Mass:
Monday, Jan. 28, 2008
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions.
Joseph died January 24, 2008, after an accident while vacationing in Cancun. He was a resident of Bloomfield Hills since 1975, formerly of Southfield since 1962. He was the President of Packaging Products, Inc., wholesalers of foam and value added products. Prior to that he started the Romain Management Insurance Business, Inc. which staffed emergency rooms and then he acquired Midwest Emergency Services, Inc. He was the vice president and on the board of directors of Emergency Medicine Specialists "EMS". Joseph was the quintessential business man and knew everything about accounting, insurance and business. His word was his bond. He loved golf, tennis and scotch & soda, and was the former president of the Down River Tennis & Racquet Club. He was fluent in Arabic, French and English. He also loved to travel around the world including Paris, Rome and Cancun and anywhere else he desired. All who knew Joe, knew his love for family, friends, business and his "joi de vivre". His family is grateful that he enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest until the very end. Beloved husband of Eva for 46 years. Dear father of Tia Flory (Larry) and Robert Romain (Loretta). Grandfather of Brittany, Matthew, Joe, Marcus, Kayla and Niklas. Brother of Marie, Najla, Henri and the late Odette and Claude. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile) Saturday 4-8pm and Sunday 1-6pm. Scripture service Sunday 5pm. Funeral Mass Monday 10am at St. Regis Church, 3695 Lincoln at Lahser Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation begins at church 9:30am. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to The Capuchins or St. Vincent de Paul.

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