Edward H. "Eddie" Deeb, Sr., 83, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013. A rosary will be said on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry St., Macon GA . A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Dawid Kwaitkoski. Interment will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Georgia CARES, 520 Professional Drive, Suite 2, Macon GA 31201 or Pine Pointe Hospice, 6261 Peake Road, Macon GA 31210.
Mr. Deeb was born in Whitehall, New York to the late John and Alice Lucas Deeb and moved to Macon with his family in 1936. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Deeb and sister, Mary Deeb. He graduated from Lanier High School in Class of 1948 where he was a Staff Sergeant in the ROTC's Best Crack Squad. He served in the Army and was awarded many letters of commendation while serving during the Korean War.
Mr. Deeb retired from Georgia Pacific, formerly Macon Paper Company and Unijax, after 37 years of service. He was a member of the Sales Award Excellence Masters Club and held that honor for many years.
He enjoyed running and was one of the original members of Macon Tracks Running Club. He was also an avid golfer and a member of the former Riverside Golf and Country Club. He was Past President of the Lebanese Cedars Club as well as Past President and co-founder of Central Georgia Parkinson's Disease Support Group.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church since childhood. He served on the Parish Council Board and was a past member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Marshall Deeb of Macon; children, Debbie Deeb, Patti (Richard) Jones, Eddie Deeb all of Macon, and Tony (Mary Ellen) Deeb of Williamson, GA; grandchildren, Christopher Deeb, Trey Deeb, Megan Deeb, Gabriel Deeb, Stephenie Haldane, Richie Jones, Chris Jones, and Josh Bornstein; great-grandchildren, Grayson and Brayden Haldane and Aiden Jones; three brothers, Johnny Deeb, Mike (Pat) Deeb, and Gary (JoAnn) Deeb; and sister, Isabelle Gregory; and several nieces and nephews.
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Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry St. has charge of the arrangements.