Dr. Nessim Fahmy Youssef, 80, of Greenville, South Carolina, departed to the Lord on Monday, October 11, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Alexandria, Egypt on April 22, 1941, to the late Fahmy Youssef Awad and Fayrouza Mehowad.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Youssef was preceded in death by his older siblings. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Sonia Assad Youssef, whom he married on January 12, 1978; his daughter, Dr. Nancy Youssef and her husband, Wilmer Massanet; his daughter, Dr. Julie Youssef and her husband, Dr. Amin Atrash; his daughter, Dr. Christie Youssef and her husband, Jason Hodge; his daughter, Dr. Cindy Riyad and her husband, Peter; his son, Dr. Michael Youssef and his wife, Elaria; and his daughter, Dr. Melissa Beshay and her husband, Michael; as well as his grandchildren, Victoria, Catherine, Benjamin, Matthew, Olivia, Charlotte, and Gabriel.
Dr. Youssef held a doctorate degree in pharmacy from Egypt and the University of South Carolina. In his lifelong career as a pharmacist, he owned two pharmacies in Egypt and spent 31 years as a clinical pharmacist with Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was passionate about instilling a strong educational foundation for his family. Anytime someone would ask about his children, Dr. Youssef’s eyes would light up as he proudly described each of his precious children and their chosen career paths in the medical profession.
A member of St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Dr. Youssef dedicated his life in service to others. He served many families in the Church with their Arabic interpretation needs and medical support. He assisted families who had newly arrived in the Upstate of South Carolina, and he regularly advised and provided the resources they needed to settle and establish their lives. Dr. Youssef’s greatest joy was sharing in the happiness of everyone he helped and in seeing the success of his friends, colleagues, and church family. He loved to laugh and congratulate everyone for their accomplishments.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday October 14, 2021 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 15th at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church followed by burial in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 26195, Greenville, S.C. 29616-1195.