Dr. Akramah Mohammad Kamel Odeh

Akramah Mohammad Kamel Odeh

November 30, 1944 – May 5, 2024

Akramah Mohammad Kamel Odeh, born on November 30th, 1944, in Haifa, Palestine, peacefully passed away on May 5th 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was a devoted husband, a beloved father, a cherished grandfather, and a respected member of the community.

Growing up in Palestine, Akramah was raised by his parents, Kamel and Zaineb, alongside his nine siblings. His early years were marked by a deep sense of family unity and a strong work ethic. It was evident from the start that Akramah had a passion for helping others, which led him to pursue a career in medicine.

After completing his education, Akramah became a family physician, dedicating his life to caring for the well-being of others. His compassion and commitment to his patients was unwavering, earning him the respect and admiration of all who knew him.

On October 15th, 1982, Akramah married the love of his life, Hadia, and together they embarked on a journey filled with love, laughter, and countless cherished memories. Their bond was unbreakable, and Hadia remained the center of Akramah’s world until his last breath.

Akramah and Hadia were blessed with four children: Hisham (Jessica), DeAnna (Kamel), Lana (Jerimy), and Sara. Their children brought them immeasurable joy and pride, and Akramah devoted himself wholeheartedly to their happiness and success.

Throughout his life, Akramah was deeply involved in his community, always striving to make a positive impact on those around him. He also found joy in teaching Arabic to the youth at the local mosque, sharing his knowledge and wisdom with future generations.

In his leisure time, Akramah pursued his passions with enthusiasm. He was an avid gardener, a skilled cook, and a master of the BBQ grill. He took great pleasure in nurturing his plants, preparing delicious meals for his loved ones, and spending quality time with his family.

Travel was another passion of Akramah’s, and he cherished the opportunities to explore new destinations with his loved ones by his side. From Mexico to Romania, each trip was filled with laughter, adventure, and unforgettable memories that will be treasured by his family forever.

Above all else, Akramah was a devoted family man who loved nothing more than being surrounded by his loved ones. He took great pride in his role as a grandfather, affectionately known as Jeddo, and he cherished every moment spent with his grandchildren. There is nothing that they could ask for that he wouldn’t have done for them.

Akramah’s legacy of love, kindness, and compassion will forever live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. He leaves behind a legacy of love that will continue to inspire and uplift others for generations to come.

Akramah is survived by his loving wife, Hadia, his children, Hisham, DeAnna, Lana, and Sara, his grandchildren Amira, Ava, Alivia, Osama, Sophia, Addison & Madelyn, and a host of other family members and friends around the world who will miss him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Muslim Institute in honor of Akramah’s memory.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Akramah will be held on Tuesday May 7th 2024 at 12:00 PM at West Center Chapel.

All are welcome to attend and pay their respects to a remarkable man who touched the lives of so many.



  • Victor Beanum Posted May 7, 2024 10:41 am

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss. of your father.

  • Michelle Quinn Posted May 8, 2024 3:52 pm

    So very sorry for your families loss. Aunt Patty just told me. Prayers for all of you at this difficult time.

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