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ANTHONY JREH NABWE

Sunset: April 8, 1931 | Sunset: May 22, 2016

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”  Psalm 18:2

The Almighty God summoned Anthony Jreh Nabwe, a devoted Catholic, to his eternal rest in the early morning of Sunday, May 22, 2016 in the City of Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Anthony Jreh Nabwe was born on April 8, 1931 in Jekwikpo Town, Sasstown, Grand Kru County, Republic of Liberia unto the union of Joseph Kofa Nabwe  (Wesseh Nabwe Kofa) and Margaret Welleh Woto ( Tregbe Woto Welleh).

He completed his early education at St. Paul’s Catholic School in Sasstown Territory; graduated from Our Lady of Fatima High School (first class -1955) in Cape Palmas (Harper City), Maryland County; and, studied Social Science at the University of Liberia.

Anthony Jreh Nabwe served the Liberian Government and People for over 30 years as an Administrative Assistant at the National Public Health Service (now Ministry of Health and Social Welfare); Administrative Officer of the Yaws / Leprosy Project sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Senior Accountant at the Roberts International Airport (RIA), then under the management of Pan American Airways ; Registrar at G. W. Gibson School ( Monrovia Consolidated Schools System-MCSS ); and, Supervisor of the Grand Kru Unit of the Liberia Repatriation and Resettlement Commission.

He was committed to the well-being of individuals, families and communities, as expressly demonstrated through his leadership and membership in the following community-based organizations: Traditional Chief and President of the Sasstown Community Development Association in Monrovia; and member of the Jiao Progressive Club, Ma’o Nyanobo Association, Fenwan Association, Na Nieje Club, and the Chugbor Family Club in Liberia, as well as the Sasstown Community in the United States.

Anthony Jreh Nabwe was a devoted servant of the Holy Roman Catholic Church in Liberia (native homeland) and the United States of America (adopted nation). During his 85 years on earth, he worshipped at the St. Paul’s Church in Sasstown; St. Teresa’s Cathedral in Cape Palmas; the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Monrovia; and, St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception in Newark, NJ. He was Worthy President of the Sacred Heart Commandery #366 of the Ancient and Noble Order of the Knights of St. John’s in Liberia; and, a member of the Parish Council and Chair of the Evangelization Committee at St. Mary’s Parish in the USA. He volunteered and supported Catholic institutions and related activities in Liberia, such as St. Joseph’s Warriors Football Club, St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital, and Cathedral High School, amongst others.

Left to mourn his home-going  are  his children: Faustina G. Nabwe, Cecelia D. Nabwe-Railey (Ronnie), Bliloh Nabwe-Glay (Elmos),  Jeremiah Jrakon Nabwe,  Batie Nabwe-Davis (Aaron), Sebwe Nabwe, Anthony Nabwe Jr., Mark Carlton Carr (Mardea), Robert Smallwood (Gamai), Josephine Sonpon, and Josephine Toe (Siemo). He is survived by his siblings - John Kofa, Toe Kofa, Siehtonni Kofa, and Nimleydee Kofa; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren , nieces, nephews and cousins; his former wife, Laura Harris;  and very close friends and relatives. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Beatrice Kofa, and his loving parents.

VIGIL OF THE DECEASED (VIEWING & WAKE):

Friday, June 24, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Parish
528 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102
(The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, United States of America)

FUNERAL MASS:

Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
89 Ridge Street, Newark, NJ 07104
(Seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, United States of America)

INTERMENT:

Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road, North Arlington, NJ 07031
(The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark, United States of America)

TRANSPORTATION | ACCOMMODATIONS (PERSONAL BOOKING)

  • Airport-Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Train | Bus Station: Newark Penn Station
  • Robert Treat Hotel | Best Western , 973-622-1000
  • Hilton Newark Penn Station, 973-622-5000
  • Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown, 973-848-0070
  • Comfort Suites Newark, 973-481-5200
  • Hotel Indigo, 973-242,0065

TRIBUTE

If you wish to send a very brief tribute (2-3 paragraphs at most), please email it to algbitoe@yahoo.com  for POSSIBLE inclusion in the souvenir funeral program.

FLOWERS

The Family will now receive floral designs (WREATHS) delivered at Perry’s Funeral Home, 34 Mercer Street, Newark, NJ 07103. The Funeral Home will accept wreaths delivered only on Friday, June 24, 2016 between 9AM-5PM. The Catholic Houses of Vigil and Mass will not receive any floral designs at all.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CALLS, TEXT AND EMAIL MESSAGES, PERSONAL VISITS, AND OTHER FORMS OF CARE, LOVE AND SUPPORT DURING OUR PERIOD OF BEREAVEMENT. GOD BLESS! 

FAMILY CONTACTS:

  • Cecelia D. Nabwe-Railey, 916-212-9465
  • Bliloh Nabwe-Glay, 704-287-3128
  • Jeremiah Jrakon Nabwe , 510-931-9068
  • Batie Nabwe-Davis , 302-561-1294
  • Sebwe Nabwe , 011-231-886-654-6615
  • Mark Carlton Carr , 732-801-6649
  • Al Gbi Toe, Sr. , 862-755-1672