Madlene Raif Zakhem
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Madlene Raif Zakhem
  • March 7, 1949 - March 10, 2017
  • Falls Church, Virginia

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Madlene R. Zakhem was born on March 7, 1949 in Damascus, Syria to Marie Haddad Zakhem and Raif Yousef Zakhem. She departed this life on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Falls Church, Virginia.

Madlene moved from Damascus to Alexandria, Virginia in July 1976.

She worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation as a Program Management Coordinator for 28 years.

Madlene led a dynamic life, full of adventure, love and spontaneity. She was known to always be honest to those close to her, and yet also share it with strangers she met along the way.

She is survived by her son, Raif, her sister Hilda and brother George, nieces, a nephew and countless beloved family members. She is preceded in death by her brother Elie.

The following are the arrangements:
Viewings:?Monday and Tuesday ?March 13th and 14th 6-8pm ?Murphy Funeral Home Falls Church ?1102 W Broad street ?Falls Church, Va 22046

Memorial service:
Wednesday March 15th, 10am
Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church
8501 Lewinsville Rd
McLean, Va 22102


Interment immediately following memorial at National Memorial Park: 7482 Lee Hwy Falls Church, VA 22042

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Madlene's honor to the American Cancer Society. http://crowdrise.com/celebrate-madlene The family wishes to thank everyone for their continued support and prayers.