Thursday, September 4, 2014

Memorial Service Today For Hassan Al-Shwally

We apologize for the late notice in getting this information out to the community. Many Uptowners will recognize Mr. Al-Shwally by sight. We are saddened to hear of his passing, and his friends and family are in our thoughts.

"It is with deep sadness that I share with you the passing of our friend and neighbor, Hassan Al-Shwally. Hassan was a tremendous part of the Uptown community and will be remembered at Mercy as a generous neighbor who had a kind word and a blessing for everyone from elected officials to people living on the street. He was a dedicated volunteer who freely gave his time wherever needed, whether to water the Mercy Housing/Ezra garden, register voters, set up tents at the farmers market, or just to help out a friend in need. He loved to make people happy and asked so little in return. We are better people for having known him, and he will be sorely missed.

There will be a memorial service for Hassan at Mercy Housing’s Delmar Apartments (5042 N. Winthrop) on Thursday, September 4th at 2:00 pm. Please join us, and please help us spread the word to Hassan’s many, many friends throughout the community."

1 comment:

  1. He was a treasure. So sad to hear of his passing. Prayers ascending for those who knew and loved him.