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Visiting hours will be held Monday evening from 4-8 PM at the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home 22 Oak Street Hyde Park. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church 61 Rockwood Street Jamaica Plain, relatives and friends invited. Interment will be private at families request.
David G. Abichaker, a remarkable soul known for his infectious positivity and brilliant mind, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2024, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 26, 1959, in Beirut, Lebanon - David's journey led him from his mountainous hometown of Ajaltoun to the city of Boston, where he touched countless lives with his generosity and wisdom.
Graduating from Ajaltoun Technical High School in 1975, David's intellectual pursuits did not cease. His passion for learning took him across the world, leading to his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University, followed by a Master's degree from Western New England College, and a certificate of graduate study from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With his exceptional educational background, David built a laudable career spanning over four decades as a Biomedical Engineer. He was instrumental in the research and development sector, creating numerous medical devices that have undoubtedly improved many lives.
David was also deeply involved in community service. As a dedicated leader within the American Lebanese Engineering Society and the World Lebanese Cultural Union Boston Chapter, he served as President, contributing significantly to the society's various initiatives. David was also a stalwart figure at "Our Lady of the Cedars Church" in Jamaica Plain, where his commitment to community and faith was evident in his participation in many church functions.
Beyond his professional and communal contributions, David's interests were vast and deeply rooted in the beauty of nature. He was a familiar face at The Arnold Arboretum, often found serenely walking the Conifer Trail. His love for the outdoors extended to the shores of Cape Cod, where he cherished moments with his beloved wife Linda, as well as to his hobbies of gardening, hiking, and kayaking. David's hands were rarely still, continually engaged in construction projects, building not just structures, but memories and legacies. His inherent ability to fix anything earned him the reputation of a true engineer and the rock of his family.
David's life was a testament to his values, particularly his profound love for his family. He was the cherished husband of Linda (Zagami) Abichaker for 38 years, having shared vows of love and commitment in 1986. A devoted father, he nurtured and inspired his children, Peter Abichaker and his husband Tuan Do of Fullerton, CA, and Christine Walsh and her husband Matthew of Bedford, NH. His role as a loving "Jedo" to Oliver and Nathan Walsh filled him with unbridled joy. David's familial warmth extended to his siblings Toufic Abichaker and his wife Marianne of Switzerland, Checrallah Abichaker and his late wife Deborah of West Roxbury, Fadi Abichaker and his late wife Hoda of Roslindale, Walid Abichaker and his wife Hoda of Lebanon, and Nayla Raffol and her husband Kenneth of Needham, along with many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.
Those who knew David would describe him as incredibly handy, brimming with creativity, and exuding intelligence. His life was one of meaningful creation and unwavering support, a true embodiment of an optimistic spirit and a happy heart. David's enduring legacy is one of love, leadership, and the pursuit of excellence, leaving an indelible mark on the lives he touched.
As friends and family mourn the loss of such an extraordinary individual, they also celebrate the joyous life that David G. Abichaker led. His story is a beacon of hope and inspiration, a reminder to embrace each day with the same happy disposition and boundless love that David shared so freely. The world is a richer place for having known him, and though he will be deeply missed, his spirit will continue to guide and uplift all who had the privilege of being part of his journey.