Louis (Louie) Michael Nahra of Falls Church, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the age of 77. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. There will be a memorial service held at his hometown church in Cleveland, Ohio. Arrangements have been made with Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home.
Louis Nahra was the husband to Deborah Cooper, the son of the late Evelyn and Toufic Nahra, the stepfather to Caroline and Emma, and a grandfather to Clyde and Claire. He was the uncle to Arlette Nahra (Toufic) Youseff and Thomas Nahra, Cristina and Norman (Susan) Nahra, Karen, Sharon, Dianne (Johnny Hall), and Michael (Amy) Nahra. Louis was also the great uncle to Marin and Leo Nash, Lily and Isla Gene Nahra, Johnny G. Hall, Alexa, Brenna, and Cayla Youseff.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother Eugene, brother Norman (Marcelle), sister Sumaya, brother Robert (Odette) and sister Afaf Nahra Orgell (William).
Louis was born in Aitaneet, Lebanon and came to the United States in 1952 with his mother and siblings, eventually settling in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Cleveland Heights High School and studied at Cleveland State University. For more than a decade he was the bartender at his family’s restaurant, The Brick Cottage, on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. It was there that he met Deborah Cooper who, many years later, he would marry. He also owned a heating and air conditioning business before moving to Virginia where he was employed for 15 years at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Louie loved motorcycles, photography, jazz and classical music, and over the years he acquired a large collection of vinyl albums. Outside of his family, Louis’s greatest loves were the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.
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