Fahed Essa Hanna, Sr.
July 9, 1937 - August 30, 2018
Fahed Hanna, Jr., known to his family and friends as "Fred" or "Jr", passed away in Houston, Texas on August 30, 2018 at the age of 81 years.
Fahed was born to Fahed Essa Hanna, Sr. and Sarah Ezar Hanna on July 9, 1937 in Corpus Christi, Texas and lived most of his life there. He graduated from Roy Miller High School in 1956 and went to Del Mar Junior College and the University of North Texas on full scholarships. He graduated from UNT with Bachelors Degrees in Music and Education in 1960 and with a Masters Degree in Music in 1962.He taught orchestra, band, choir, and English for the Corpus Christi Independent School District as well as with the United States Air Force in Japan. He sang in and directed numerous choirs and chorale groups for which he also received numerous awards. He was a member of the choir of the Church of the Good Shepherd for many years.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Donald Essa Hanna and Norma; his sister, Lucy Rose Lee; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and God-children. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Robert Louis Hanna.
Fahed's funeral will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Corpus Christi on September 15 at 2:00 pm. The funeral service will be followed by his committal service at the Church Columbarium and a reception to honor his life and memory.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Choir of the Church of the Good Shepherd.