Albert Charles Azar, April 8, 1925 to July 19, 2020
Our hearts are saddened at the passing of our father, Al Azar. He passed away at age 95, surrounded by his family.
He was an honest man, a good husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was born to Charles and Affifi Azar and was the second of four children.
Al served in World War II, and enjoyed a 33-year career in the Army Corps of Engineers. There he met our mother, Lou Anne Hickman, and they were married April 21, 1951.
Dad was an avid bowler, golfer, and fisherman. In his golf career, which spanned 71 years, he won 41 tournaments. He will be greatly missed!
He was preceded in death by his half-sister, Victoria Obeid; and his sisters, Alice Gilmore and Rachael Siri. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lou Anne; his son, Richard Azar (Lona); his daughter, Kay Freeman (Doug); his grandson, Cody Freeman (Liesl); his granddaughter, Baylie Freeman-Nelson (Zak); two great-granddaughters, Lyra and Etta Rose Freeman; and sister, Jean Miller.
He will be laid to rest in Willamette National Cemetery in private services due to COVID-19. Those of you who wish to contribute in his name may do so for the “Youth Golf Program” at Heron Lakes Golf Club, 3500 N. Victory Blvd., Portland, OR 97217.
[Editor: read more about Al’s World War II European combat tour in our story about Veterans of Garden Home.]