Donald A. Fakhoury
Donald A. Fakhoury
  • November 17, 1932 - July 16, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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Donald Adly Fakhoury MD, 84, passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2017. Donald was born on November 17, 1932 in Cairo, Egypt to Nazim and Ethel Fakhoury. He met the love of his life, Ina May Brewster of Lawrence, KS, in 1952 when she lived in Egypt for several months with her parents. That beginning led to a blessed 61 year marriage. He came to live in Kansas City with his new bride in 1958 and was very proud to become a US citizen.

Don received an Oxford and Cambridge school certificate in 1950 from Victoria College, Alexandria, Egypt; Doctor of Medicine degree in 1958, Alexandria University, Egypt; and completed internship and residency programs at St. Joseph Hospital and Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City from 1958-1961. He was a Charter Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1973. From 1961-1999 he provided compassionate medical care to thousands of people at Briarcliff Medical Associates, which he founded with Dr. James McCormick. After retiring he was a volunteer physician at Kansas City Free Health Clinic for several years. He served a variety of roles on North Kansas City Hospital medical staff, Missouri State Medical Association, Metropolitan Medical Society of greater Kansas City, Southern Medical Society, American Baptist Churches, Rotary club of NKC, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Don was very proud of his 3 sons & daughters-in-law: Stephen & Janice (Hill), Mark & Elizabeth (Hodel) and John & Mako (Ueno); 5 grandchildren: Joshua and wife Jessica, Drew, Stuart, Miriam and James; and 1 great grandchild: Jenna.

Don was a man of deep love, integrity and conviction. He loved life and shared his gifts generously with others. His deep Christian faith led him to active involvement in his home congregation, Grace Baptist Church as well as participation in American Baptist and ecumenical ministries locally and around the globe. Foreign missions and welcoming newcomers to the US always had a special place in his heart. He graciously helped them adjust to American life. He became the beloved "Grandpa" to dozens of Karen refugees from Burma.

Visitation will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 3101 NE Vivion Rd., Kansas City, MO on Friday, July 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Memorial service also at Grace Baptist on Saturday, July 22 at 10 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Grace Baptist Church or Clay County Clothes Closet.