Ziad Abu Dalu

11 August 1939 - 4 September 2018

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Ziad Abu Dalu

Ziad Abu Dalu, M.D. died peacefully on September 4, 2018 at his beloved farm near Farmington, MO. He was born in Jerusalem, Palestine on August 11, 1939 to Sulieman and Nuzmiah (Bamia) Dalu. He received his medical degree in 1965 at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt and later worked at ARAMCO hospital in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia where he met his first wife, Virginia Ginny (Kulp), of Wauseon, Ohio, a nurse, who preceded him in death in 1999.

Shortly after his sons were born, he relocated to St. Louis, Missouri in 1972, where for over 45 years he distinguished himself in the medical community for his dedication to his patients, his contributions to medical research and educating students and residents.

He taught his sons the value of hard work, dedication and love for family. He had a zest for life, travel and cooking that spread to all those around him. He loved working on his farm in southern Missouri and instilled in his sons a deep love for the out of doors. He was a proud American citizen that cherished the ideals of this country.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Goula (Prokopieva) of Novosibirsk, Russia; sons David (Olivia), and Joseph (Jennifer); 6 grandchildren and his closest friend, Dr. Bakr Salem.

Services: A private ceremony and burial will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Contributions in his name can be made to St Louis University School of Medicine.

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