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Youssef Yowakim

 Youssef Yowakim, 78, of Allentown, died Saturday at St. Luke's Hospice, Saucon Valley. He was the husband of Haloun (Dayoub) Yowakim.   He was born in Amar, Syria, and grew up in his home village working as a carpenter in the construction of homes in his younger years.  He enjoyed a long life of hard work and watching his children grow up, and later his children's children. 

Survivors:  wife Haloun; eight children and 22 grandchildren.
Services:  viewing on Wednesday Jan. 15 starting at 9:00 a.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, 1011 Catasauqua Ave., Allentown.  Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with interment following.  The Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, Allentown, is assisting the family. www.eliasfuneralhome.com  
Contributions: To the church building fund.