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Nagui Sassine
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Nagui Sassine died peacefully Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 1 PM, Sunday, September 3rd at the University Club on Melrose Avenue. A reception follow the service. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Sassine Family Scholarship Fund at The University of Iowa Foundation or to the charity of your choice.

Nagui was born in Heliopolis, Egypt in 1935. He graduated from LaSalle French Brother School in 1954 and the Leondardo Da Vinci Italian School for Design in 1956. He worked for Heliopolis Electric Railways Company in various positions from 1956 to 1961, until his marriage to Olga Khal Sassine. Nagui and Olga migrated to Beirut, Lebanon in 1961. While in Beirut, Lebanon, Nagui worked in Architectural and Structural Drafting for the Lebanese and Middle East Architectural and Structural Engineering Co. Nagui also worked for Consolidated Engineering Company in Beirut, Lebanon until 1967.

In 1967, Nagui and Olga migrated to the United States and have lived in Iowa City since then. He worked for Powers Willis and Associates Engineering Company and became involved in creating the art of printing for the firm. When Powers Willis was dissolved, Nagui bought all the printing machines and started the first printing company in downtown Iowa City, Lind’s Printing Service in 1979. Nagui received a Certificate of Achievement Award for 20 years of Continued Growth and Customer Satisfaction in 1999. In 1999, due to Nagui’s heart failure, Lind’s Printing closed and Nagui retired.

Nagui is survived by his wife of 56 years, Olga; son Andy Sassine and wife Victoria Sassine; and granddaughters, Eliana Laurene and Anna Marine Sassine. He is also survived by his sister, Nadiane Sassine; and her sons, Mike and Alain Sassine and wife Stacey Sassine.

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