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Dr. Arthur T. G. Siaway (June 3, 1949 - November 15, 2009)

It is with deep sadness that the Siaway, Gontaye and Diah families announce the home-going of our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Friend and Professor, Dr. Arthur Tiah Gleekiah Siaway. This sad event occurred on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. Dr. Siaway was born on June 3, 1949 unto Gweh Siaway and Mernaun Siaway in Quepea, Gblor Clan in Tappita District, Nimba County, Liberia. His father and mother predeceased him.

He completed training at Zorzor Teacher Training Institute (ZTI) in 1969 and, in 1974, graduated with honors from the University of Liberia with a B. S. in Mathematics Education. He earned the Master's degree in Statistics & Economics and Ph.D. in Agriculture and Resource Economics, respectively, in 1978 and 1987 from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

Dr. Siaway was a compassionate intellectual who lived a very humble life. He dedicated his life to serving humanity and finding ways to improve the living standards of economically disadvantaged people everywhere, particularly in Africa. As a result, he spent most of his adult life working on agricultural and economic development programs. His long and enviable list of employment and consulting history includes the government of the Republic of Liberia (as Agriculture Attaché to UNFAO - United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, working out of the Liberian Embassy in Rome, Italy); USAID - the United States Agency for International Development; the United Nations; and Tuskegee University where he was Associate Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Associate Director of International Programs, and Project Director for the USAID sponsored Tuskegee University-Sokoine University of Agriculture Linkage Project in Tanzania, to name a few.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his unconditional love and benevolence his beloved wife, Mrs. Victoria G. Siaway; their children: Yeeleau, Liamon, Ernestine, Tiah-Tay, Tarmen, Yanpue, Dovie, and Tiiwon; Eight grandchildren; his brothers and sisters: Dennis Siaway, Gartaye Wrato Mahn and Betty Gontaye; his uncles: Joseph Nuahn, Moses Diah and Samuel Diah; More than 20 nephews including Daniel B. Mahn, Sherlock Mahn, Tarkpor Kahnplay and Tommy Kahnplay; and additional scores of nieces, cousins, in-laws and hosts of other relatives, professional associates and friends in Liberia, the United States and other countries.

Funeral Arrangements - Friday, December 4, 2009
Removal of Body from Funeral Home 334-262-3889 5:00 PM
Ross-Clayton Funeral Home
1412 Adams Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36102

Wake-Keeping Service - Friday, December 4, 2009
First Baptist Church 334-834-6310 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
305 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

FUNERAL WORSHIP SERVICE - Saturday, December 5, 2009
First Baptist Church 334-834-6310 9:00 PM - 12:00 Noon
305 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Internment
Alabama Heritage 334-215-0180 1:30 PM
10505 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36117

Repast
Quality Inn and Suites - Governors House Convention Center
2705 E. South Blvd.; Montgomery, AL 36116; Phone: (334) 288-2800

U.S.A. Contacts
Mrs. Victoria Siaway (AL) Cell 334-538-8594
Mr. & Mrs. Jones Quewon (AL) Cell 334-312-2064
Ms. Yealeau Siaway Cell 334-268-1160
Ms. Liamon Siaway Cell 334-399-5410
Mr. Daniel B. Mahn (MD/DC) Cell 240-354-6844
Mr. Sherlock Mahn (OR) Cell 541-7405464/541-760-5380
Mr. Tom Grupee (MA) Cell 857-544-2991
Mr. & Mrs. Innis Yormie (PA) Cell 267-2965942/484-557-4784
Ms. Joanne Toweh (GA) Cell 856-343-9195
Mr. Samuel Gonsahn (GA) Cell 404-552-0407

Liberia Contacts
Tommy Kahnplay Cell 011-231-644-3061
George Langar Cell 011-231-649-6156

Hotel Accommodations in Montgomery, AL
Hotel Phone Number Rate Reservation Code
Quality Inn & Suites 334-288-2800 $50.00 "The Siaway Repast"
Country Inn & Suites 334-270-3223 79.00 Adrienne
Courtyard Marriott 334-272-5533 79.00 Reservations
LaQuinta Inns & Suites 334-277-6000 55.00 T. J.
America's Best Inn 334-270-9199 55.00 Tasha
Rodeway Inn 334-277-1919 54.99 Ms. Little
Budget Inn & Suites 334-323-7424 45.95 Rita
Motel 6 334-277-6748 34.29 Ms. Bobbie Williams

Contribution: Arthur Siaway/Victoria Gontaye Siaway
Max Federal Credit Union (Saving)
Route: 262-275-958 Account No. 701-991-969-042

 

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