Maged Alphonse Ghali, of Apopka, Florida, departed this world on January 10, 2024.
Maged was born on a winter day January 24, 1946 in Cairo, Egypt. Maged emerged as the eldest child of Alphonse and Matilda Ghali. His formative years unfolded as a youth growing up in Cairo where he spent his time with his closest cousins and siblings. The boundless outdoors became the canvas for his youthful endeavors shared with his siblings, Nagy, Sawsan, Salwaa and Safaa. Maged served in the Egyptian Air Force from 1972 - 1978. Embarking on the academics journey, Maged, went to the University of Cairo where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, it is where he met his future wife and life partner. Their union began on July 12, 1975. After coming to America, Maged proceeded with his education and got his Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of California. Commencing a distinguished 30 year career in engineering, Maged joined several companies including JBL and Harman, Dell computers and Klipsch, where his career was very successful. He cherished every moment of his career. Maged is survived by his wife, Odette Fahmy Ghali, and his 2 daughters Samar Ghali and Angie Ghali-Crider, son-in-law Chrstopher Crider and his 5 grandchildren, Jenna, Maya, Allana, Caden and Nora. Yet, Maged’s greatest joy emanated from his wife, children and grandchildren who he lived for. His role as a husband, father and grandfather was not just a duty, but a cherished privilege, and his time with his family was filled with laughter and love. Beyond his family bonds, Maged, harbored a profound passion for travel, music, reading and education. The Ghali Family embarked on countless road trips across California and Las Vegas, leaving footprints everywhere he took them. Maged leaves behind a legacy cherished by his family and friends, who will fondly remember him. Although his absence leaves a void, gratitude fills our hearts for the countless years of shared memories. A special acknowledgement to Fr. Daoud Tawadrous and St. Anthony’s Coptic Orthodox Church, whose compassion was a true blessing. We also express gratitude to the medical team during his last moments of life. We also express gratitude to the extended family, friends, and co-workers who provided solace, shared meals, and brought joy into our home during this challenging time. Maged is a man who lived his life with integrity. He loved his family unconditionally. Living by example, he showed what a real husband, father and grandfather is. He is deeply loved and will be missed beyond measure.
Funeral Services will be held at: St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church 1185 N. Wymore Rd. Maitland, FL. 32751 Monday January 15, 2024 At 12:00 pm Burial will follow funeral services at: Orlando Memorial Gardens 5264 Ingram Rd. Apopka, FL 32703 Repass will be held at St. Anthony's Coptic Orthodox Church when burial concludes