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Dr. Samuel M. Massoud
January 18, 2024
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With full assurance in The Resurrection, Dr. Samuel M. Massoud departed unexpectedly, yet peacefully, in his home in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on January 18, 2024.
Dr. Massoud lived a tremendous life. He was born on August 5th,1955 to Maurice Massoud and Laila Gobrail in Cairo, Egypt. He grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, where he also completed his training in internal medicine at the Alexandria Faculty of Medicine in 1979, in addition to a fellowship in Ear, Nose, and Throat. As an ENT Doctor at El Mowasah Hospital in Alexandria, Dr. Massoud performed surgeries on poor patients and allowed them to pay when they could afford it. Even after he left that hospital, patients would knock on his mother’s door with payment and thanks for his generosity.
In 1988, Dr. Massoud married his wife Theresa Ateya. In 1990 they emigrated to the United States and welcomed their daughter Ann into the world in Fairfax, VA. Shortly after the birth of his daughter, Dr. Massoud found his new home in Johnstown, PA in 1993 as he began his Internal Medicine residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, in affiliation with Temple University. He continued as a physician at Conemaugh until his recent retirement in September 2023. Dr. Massoud further planted his roots in Western Pennsylvania with the birth of his son, Andrew, in 1998.
Dr. Massoud was beloved by his Johnstown community, which he served faithfully for over three decades. He helped establish the area’s first Coptic church, St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Altoona, and served there faithfully as a deacon. He rose to become one of the most sought after physicians in the area. Despite his success as an internist in Johnstown, his interactions with patients, family, and friends always demonstrated his humility. Those in his circle will remember him for conversations ranging from gas prices to the Pittsburgh Steelers, in addition to his frequent shopping trips at Walmart. Dr. Massoud demonstrated to all around him how to be hard-working and selfless. His greatest joy in life was his family and serving others. In his final week of life, Dr. Massoud attended his son Andrew’s wedding where everyone noted his jubilation, as well as his distinctive laugh. His joyful presence will be deeply missed.
Dr. Massoud is survived by his wife, Theresa Ateya, his daughter Ann Wiseman, his son Andrew Massoud, his son-in-law Walt Wiseman, his daughter-in-law Emily Massoud, his granddaughters Abigail and Sophia Wiseman, and his sisters Shadia Massoud and Janette Assaad.
The funeral service will be held in Fairfax, Virginia at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church (11911 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030) at 11am on Thursday, January 25, followed by the burial at 1pm at Fairfax Memorial Park (4401 Burke Station Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032), and then followed by a light reception at St. Timothy and St. Athanasius Church (2640 Shirlington Rd, Arlington, VA 22206).
A tribute to his life will be held at a later date in Johnstown.
Funeral Services entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905.