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Via email from Raja Shehadi - 11-10-03
     The name of Shakir Jerwan's mother is "Farida Salibi". She married "Reverend Saliba Jerwan" and had four boys: Amin, Samuel, Shakir and Fuad. They had three daughters: Sarah, Alice and Edna. Alice is my grandmother. All these brothers have their father's name as their middle name, as is the custom in the Middle East.
      Shakir and Fuad were involved in Aviation, I am not aware if any of the other brothers were also involved with aviation.
     Samuel was a pharmacist and a chiropractor. Do you know whether Amin ever worked in Aviation? Please let me Know.
     Saliba Jerwan was the first native-born evangelical protestant pastor to be ordained in the Middle East by the American Presbyterian Mission. He is credited with starting several evangelical churches in Lebanon and Syria.
     Farida, his wife, was a well-known Ophthalmologist at that time and worked mainly in the mountains of Lebanon. Most of their lives, and during the upbringing of their children, they lived in the village of "Btalloun" that lies in the Shouf mountains east of Beirut. This is currently about forty minutes by car east of Beirut.

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