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Alfred "Fred" Mokhiber

December 23, 1917 June 9, 2018
Alfred "Fred" Mokhiber
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Obituary for Alfred "Fred" Mokhiber

Alfred “Fred” Mokhiber, age 100, long-time resident of Naperville, IL, died peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

A son of Lebanese immigrants, Solomon and Nina Mokhiber, he was born in Niagara Falls, NY on December 23, 1917 into a tight-knit community of many cousins and extended family. Years later, after he moved his own family to Illinois, trips back to ‘The Falls’ were a regular and welcome excursion. A proud World War II veteran, Fred’s combat service from 1943-1945 under General Patton, included North Africa, Sicily, Naples, Corsica, Sardinia, and Southern France. It was during his time in Marseilles that Fred acquired a passion for golf that lasted for the rest of his life. He and his wife, Jean were childhood friends long before they connected at an Armistice Day Dance. They were married on August 10, 1947. Their early years were spent in Tonawanda, NY where Fred worked at Durez Plastics. A promotion to join the Durez sales force took the family to Illinois in 1962 where they built a home in Naperville’s Moser Highlands. The next 40-plus years were spent in typical suburbanite fashion: raising children, attending church and for Fred, perfecting his golf game. And perfection found him on April 18, 2000 at Naperbrook Golf Course where he shot his first hole-in-one at the age of 82! Finding an Orthodox Christian Church in the southwest suburbs was impossible in the 1960’s so Fred and his family traveled to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cicero, IL until St. Joseph’s Orthodox Church was established in Wheaton. As a founding member of St. Joseph’s, Fred was dedicated to its development. Seeing it grow into a loving church community was an incredible source of pride. Many church members still refer to him as “Uncle Fred,” and regularly kept in touch with cards and letters. In 2015, Fred moved to The Village at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, IL where he received exceptional care. His last days were the best possible because of the Victory Lakes staff.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, his sister, Violet Ross and his parents as well as many other cousins and close friends. Fred is survived by his son, Peter (Connie), daughters, Pamela (Phillip) McKelvey, Paula (James) Flynn, and Nina Jean; eight grandchildren, Aaron, Christopher, Meredith, Sarah, Kevin, Nora, Jack and Sally, four great-grandchildren, Kayla, Jordan, Benjamin and Asa and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM with a memorial service at 7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Orthodox Church, 412 Crescent St., Wheaton, IL 60187, (708) 519-0663, oca.org/parishes/oca-mw-aursjc on Friday, June 15 at 10:00 AM. There will be an hour long visitation at the church prior to the funeral. Interment: Wheaton Cemetery, Wheaton, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred’s memory may be made to either St. Joseph’s Church or The Village at Victory Lakes, 1065 E. Victory Drive, Lindenhurst IL 60046, (847) 356-5900, www.franciscanministries.org/victory-lakes

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

14

Jun

4:00 PM 6/14/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/14/2018 7:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Thursday

14

Jun

7:00 PM 6/14/2018 7:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

15

Jun

9:00 AM 6/15/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6/15/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Orthodox Church

412 Crescent St.
Wheaton, IL 60187

St. Joseph Orthodox Church
412 Crescent St. Wheaton 60187 IL
United States

Service

Friday

15

Jun

10:00 AM 6/15/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Orthodox Church

412 Crescent St.
Wheaton, IL 60187

St. Joseph Orthodox Church
412 Crescent St. Wheaton 60187 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Wheaton Cemetery Final Resting Place

1209 S. Warrenville Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60189

1209 S. Warrenville Road Wheaton 60189 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph Orthodox Church

412 Crescent St.
Wheaton, IL 60187

The Village at Victory Lakes

1065 E. Victory Drive
Lindenhurst , IL 60046
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