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Abdulmuniem Abdallah was born near Bierzet, Ramallah, Palestine, West Bank on Nov. 29, 1929. He was the son of Hussein and Amnah Omar Abdallah.. Abdul graduated from The American University, Cairo, Egypt. He then taught sciences at a Womens College in Benghazi, Lybia. He came to the United States and to the University of Kentucky to earn a bachelor of science degree in Pharmacy. In 1967 he earned a PhD in Pharmacology from The Ohio State University.. Abdul worked for 28 years in pharmaceutical research for Dow Chemical Company. Carolyn Virtue and Abdul Abdallah were married in 1965 in Columbus, Ohio. Abdul’s loves in life were his family with two daughters, his years in research work, and caring for his orchard of more than 250 fruit trees he had planted near Zionsville.. Dr. Abdallah was a member of the Zionsville Rotary Club and the Society for Neuroscience.. He is survived by his wife Carolyn; daughters Anna (Wayne) Ellis of Franklin Township and Amy (Kilby) Williamson of Chicago; grandchildren Michael Ellis, Aliya Ellis, Scarlett Williamson, and Darby Williamson; brothers Zaki Abdullah, of Florence, Ky.; and Samieh Abdallah, of Amman, Jordan; nieces Stephanie Abdullah, Diane Erlandson and other nieces and nephews in Palestine, Brazil, South America and Florida.. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Naomi, and his brothers, Abdallah and Mahmoud, of Palestine and Hilmi and Joseph, of Brazil, South America.. Visitation was on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center, Zionsville. A service was Monday, Aug. 22, at the funeral center. Rev. Scott Tyring officiated. Burial followed the service at Zionsville Cemetery.. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of Boone County, PO BOX 92, Zionsville, IN 46077.. Online condolences to Mr. Abdallah’s family may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Published on  August 24, 2011
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