Shambel Fikreyesus Seyoum passed away

Shambel (Captain) Fikreyesus Seyoum, a distinguished Ethiopian elder in Atlanta and a great friend of Ethiopian Review, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

A graduate of Harar Military Academy, Shambel Fikreyesus served Ethiopian armed forces in several capacities until 1979. After retiring from the army, he completed his BA from Addis Ababa University and served in several government agencies in Ethiopia until he moved to Atlanta in 1993.

For the past seventeen years, he had been residing in Atlanta where he was instrumental in establishing Mahdre Andnet Ethiopian Association, and Tegbar civic group. He also served as a board member of St. Mary’s Ethiopian Church.

Shambel Fikreyesus’ passing away is a big loss to the Ethiopian community in Atlanta. He is survived by his wife, five children and one grandchild.

His funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at St. Mary’s Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral in Stone Mountain GA at 12:00 Noon.

Messages of condolences can be sent to his family at [email protected]