JANINE HATOUM (nee El Meouchi) age 65, beloved wife for 35 years of Bechara, M.D.; loving mother of Maha, Carla and Joe; cherished daughter of the late Judge Badri and Evelyn (nee Azar) El Meouchi; dearest sister of Marie-Claude Saradar (husband Joe, deceased), Salim El Meouchi (wife Nawal) and Rafic El Meouchi, M.D.; treasured sister-in-law of Marcelle Nahra (husband Norman, deceased), Laudy Wehbe, Doris Kawkabani, Nawal and Inaam Hatoum and the late Madeleine Najem; dear aunt, great-aunt and cousin of many.
Janine was born on January 6, 1954 in Beirut, Lebanon and passed away on January 23, 2019. She was a resident of Lyndhurst since 1984, formerly of Lebanon. Janine received the most enjoyment in life when spending time with family and friends. Her recipes delighted guests who gathered around her table to enjoy her many traditional Lebanese specialties. Her sense of fashion reflected her sparkling, colorful personality. Equally as colorful was her passport book, stamped on every page. Her love of travel took her to many places, both near and far. She was always ready with a laugh upon the telling of a sarcastic joke. She will be dearly missed.
Contributions may be made in memory of Janine to Hospice of the Western Reserve; ALS Association, Northern Ohio Chapter; Aitaneet Foundation; or St. Elias Catholic Church.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 28, 2019 at 11 AM at St. Elias Catholic Church 8023 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn, OH 44144. Burial following at Knollwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Janine at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) SUNDAY 3-7 PM. Trisagion Service at 6 PM.
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