Mr. Fayze M. Jabara of Kalamazoo, MI, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer and went home to be with the Lord 08/20/2023. Fayze, often referred to as "Fayzer", was born to Mary and Mohammed Jabara of Mancelona, Michigan on September 11, 1939. He previously lived in Lansing, MI.
He attended MSU and earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry. He served in the United States Army from 1963 – 1965. Fayze retired from the State of Michigan, Department of Education in 1997.
Fayze loved his family deeply, was a devoted caregiver and a faithful friend. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed crossword puzzles, mowing the lawn, and smoking his pipe. Fayze was also a loyal Detroit Tigers baseball fan. He always had the radio tuned to a baseball game or classical music. He golfed as often as he could, went fly-fishing, and daily "putzed" in the garage.
Fayze was a loving husband and father, a devout Christian, and lived his life as an example of Jesus Christ. Fayze is survived by his wife Marlene (Lyke) Jabara, his three children, Melanie (David) Seal, Michael Jabara, and Melissa (David) Haddad, stepchildren Scott Lyke and Michelle (Craig) Williams, twelve grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brother Yousef (Yogi) Jabara. Fayze was preceded in death by his parents, Mohammed and Mary Jabara, brothers Omar and Rodger Jabara, and sisters Fatyma (Jabara) Horrocks and June (Jabara) Basom, and his first wife, Marilyn (Trescott) Jabara.
Fayze's family will host a memorial service on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 10:00 am with visitation from 9:00 am -10:00 am. The family invites you to stay after the service for a continued time of gathering until 12:00 pm. The service will be at Southridge Church 6726 Texas Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49009.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Fayze's memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
https://secure.pancan.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2681&mfc_pref=T&2681.donation=form1 or the Detroit Tigers Foundation https://www.mlb.com/tigers/community/foundation.