of Little Rock, AR
November 18, 1959 - November 6, 2022
Sammy Saber Sadaka, 62, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on November 6th, 2022. Sammy was born on November 18, 1959, to Saber Sadaka Sharoubim and Sarah Sultan in Alexandria, Egypt. Sammy received a Bachelor's, Master's and PhD in Agricultural Engineering from Alexandria University and Dalhousie University. In 1995 he went on to marry Heba Soliman. They went on to have two children, Monica and Kyrilos.Sammy was predeceased by his brother, Nabil; his father, Saber and his mother, Sarah. He is survived by his wife, Heba; his daughter, Monica; son, Kyrilos; his sisters, Itedale, Nadia, Izeis and his brother, George.Sammy was very grounded in his faith and would spend his free time building the St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Little Rock. Sammy spent his time learning new crafts to build new and better things for his church. After his graduation and receiving his degrees, Sammy worked as an Associate Professor at Alexandria University. Sammy and Heba moved to the United States and started a family together. Sammy started his career in the United States in Ames, Iowa working at Iowa State University where he was a Scientist and an adjunct professor. Sammy and his family then moved to Little Rock, accepting a position at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Services as an Assistant Professor. Later on, Sammy became an Associate Professor at the University. He was also an Associate Editor and Reviewer for the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Journal. Sammy was well known in his field, being invited to many national conferences where he received awards and recognition for his publications, services and work in his community.Sammy was a loving and caring father and husband. He was a friend to many, and a spiritual example to all. He was a God-fearing man who served his Lord faithfully his whole life. Sammy's visitation will be held on November 11, 2022 from 5-7 pm at Roller Chenal Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to join Sammy's funeral on November 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, 19440 Lawson Rd, Little Rock, Arkansas with fellowship after the funeral services at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
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Dear Sadaka family,I got to know Sammy through a few interactions with him at ASABE meetings and the like. I didn't know him well, but I liked him and am shocked to learn of his passing. I am praying for your family at this difficult time and am thankful to know of his faith, his dedication to your home church while he was in this life, and your ability to be confident in his eternal rest and happiness.Sincerely,Alex Thomasson
Dr. Samy Is a brother to me, we used to sit together biweekly for almost 14 years. Every time I felt comfortable at the end of our meeting. Dr. Samy was the most forgivable person. His heart was connected to God and always deliver God comfortable messages to people around him. Dr. Samy preferred sentence “God is simple and like us as is”. The heaven took him from us because he deserved the heavenly. His prayers will stay with us forever. Amen.
دكتور سامي الأستاذ العزيز خبر وفاتك صدمة كبيرة لن نعوض أمثالك أبدا أسأل الله العظيم أن يغفر لك ويرحمك..
I had the privilege of working for Sammy, at the Cooperative Extension, in Little Rock. Sammy was a dedicated, hard working man. He was always so kind.I am so sorry, to see that he has passed away. I was blessed, to have known Sammy. I pray for comfort and peace, for the family.Deepest sympathies,Deborah
Dear Sadaka family,May Almighty give you strength through this difficult time. Dr. Sadaka has always helped me and wanted my success just as he wants each of his students to be successful. He was a kind hearted man and will be missed by everyone whose life is touched by him. May his soul rest in peace.
Heba, Monica, and Kyrilos, We were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Sammy. We wish we could have attended his funeral. It is evident that he was a wonderful husband and father, friend, co-worker and man of God with a servant heart. We are praying that each of you will feel God's caring, comforting presence through the Holy Spirit. May the sweet memories you have of him bring you comfort and healing as well. Your family holds a special place in our hearts and we will continue to pray for you as you go through this difficult time.
Sorry to hear that Sammy is not with us physically.However as a colleague and friend I will miss his advice.My prayers are for the family and his soul.
Heba, We are so sorry for your loss. He was great man of warm heart l. His love to the Lord was evidently radiating to all around him. May his memory be eternal
Our sincere condolences to you Heba , Monica and Kyrolos 🙏 may the Lord repose his soul in the paradise of joy and comfort all the family and his loved ones 🙏🙏🙏
Dearest Heba, Monica and Kyrelos,I am very sorry to hear that our beloved the honest Servant Dr. Sammy passed away. I pray for you all to the Lord to give you condolences of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord repose the soul of our beloved Dr. Sammy in the paradise of joy.
Dear Heba, Monika, and Kyrilos,May the God of all comfort and mercy grant sufficient strength and comfort to you all at this very difficult time. I will miss a personal friend and a strong supporter and collaborator of our University of Arkansas Rice Processing Program. Sammy's footprint for the season he was with us will always be cherished in my heart and we are so grateful to the family for sacrifices made to allow Sammy to be a gift to many.May your hearts be comforted in the hope of eternal life for lovely souls like Sammy. You are cherished and prayed for deeply at this time. Griffiths AtunguluDirector University of Arkansas Rice Processing Program
My deepest sympathy to the Sadaka family. Sammy was such a dedicated scientist, devoting so much time and effort into making other lives better with his research. He was so kind with a self deprecating humor that put everyone at ease. It was an honor to work with him. May he rest in peace.
Dear Heba, We are so sorry for your loss. Our dear brother in Christ, Sammy was a loving and a wonderful man. We will remember all of you in our daily prayers. "May his memory be eternal" In Christ,Clair and Wayne Alley
Ms. Heba, Monika and KyrilosI pray for all of you to help accept this difficult news. Dr. Sadaka meant a lot to me not only as my Phd advisor but as a father figure and a friend. He always motivated me and was there to help me with anything I reached out to him with. I will miss him. Rest in peace Dr. Sadaka.
Dear Heba, Monica, Kyrilos, family and friends,I mourn with you on the loss of your very dear loved one. I know Dr. Sammy Sadaka through my work at Purdue University because we worked in the same area, grain post-harvest and also serve our states as the grain post-harvest extension engineers. Dr. Sadaka was a humble, respectful and polite gentlemen, who contributed immensely to our profession. May our good LORD grant you all the fortitude and strength to bear your great loss. I pray the remembrance of your husband, father, brother and friend would always bring fond memories and be a source of strength and inspiration for you.God bless and may Sammy's soul rest in peace with our good Lord, Amen.
My deepest condolences to you all on this unfathomable loss. Sammy was an incredibly thoughtful, generous, and dedicated human being and mentor. His optimism and humanity touched us all lucky enough to work alongside him. I carry the example he set for me on how to be a researcher and a colleague. He will be truly missed and my prayers to you all in this difficult time.
My deepest condolences and prayers to his wife, children and his family
My dear Sammy I’m greatly missing you, the best l never seen , thank you for everything you did for us, l hope l can reach you in the eternal life happiness, lights and no pain ❤️
Heba- our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and challenging time. Ann and Jim Bain
My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Heba and family. May Dr. Sadaka rest in peace in the paradise of joy in the bosom of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Praying that the Lord will provide you with strength and comfort during this very difficult time.
Heba and family,My sincere condolences to your beautiful family. One is never ready for this. Hugs and prayers to surround you with love.Mary Vogel ❤️❤️
I am deeply saddened to hear the passing of Dr. Samy. He was a gracious friend, mentor, and example to all he encountered. I hope we may all live a life similar to how Dr. Samy led his and one day rejoice alongside him in Heaven.
I am shocked at saddened to hear of Dr. Sadaka's sudden passing. Dr. Sadaka was dedicated to his work and his students. He was always so pleasant and had a quick smile. He will be missed by so many. To his family I am so very sorry for your loss, and may God uplift you and comfort you at this time.
Dear Heba and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Sammy's passing. Know that you, the children, and family are in my prayers. Neena
I’m very sorry for your loss Prof.Dr Samy my best colleague and friend and our deepest condolences to the whole family
“Memory of the righteous will last forever” My sincere condolences to you Heba, Monica and Kyrelos. May God comfort your hearts. From John Iskandar, Mariam Salama, Emanuelle & David Naguib
Heba, Monica and Kyrilos, Sammy was a very cheerful and energy-filled colleague and friend. I am sure you are heartbroken to lose your husband and dad. I am still trying to process it. Be assured of my hearfelt prayers for you in these coming days. May you find a measure of comfort and peace knowing that Sammy is now with his Lord and Savior and that we'll be re-united with him someday.
We are so sorry to hear of Sammy’s passing. We were fortunate to know Heba and Sammy when they lived in Ames. Sammy was a gifted conversationalist and listened kindly and attentively to all he met. He was a dedicated husband and father and will be sorely missed. Our sincere sympathy.
Prayers for the Sadaka family and R.I.P Sammy
Dear Family,The membership of the Arkansas Sections of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers extends our heartfelt condolences to the family of Sammy Sadaka. Sammy was a valued member of the AR Section of ASABE and a friend to all its members. We all greatly valued Sammy's positive attitude and willingness to contribute to our every endeavor. He was an excellent engineer and utilized his skills to better our world. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.With sympathy,Timothy N. BurchamPresident - AR Section of the ASABE
What a loss! Sammy was a great colleague. I am so sorry for his family and for us, his colleagues. Rest in peace Sammy. You will be missed a lot. I pray for the family to be surrounded by love and comfort of the Almighty God.
May the lord Jesus Christ repose his soul in the paradise of joy,and pour his comfort in the hearts of his wife Heba, his daughter Monica, and his son Kyrilos and all the family and friends 🙏🙏
Sammy will be greatly missed.
I’m very sorry for your loss and our deepest condolences to the whole family
I extend my deepest condolences to the Sadaka Family. Over the last six months I was able to be acquainted with Dr. Sammy Sadaka and although, our interactions were brief he always seemed excited about the industry of Ag and as often as he could he would say hello. His presence here is greatly missed. Love and Light to you all.
May the God of Heaven bring comfort to all your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My deepest sympathies to the family of Sammy. He was such a pleasant person to be around and I enjoyed seeing him at work events. Praying for all of you during this difficult time.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Dr. Sadaka had an amazing presence and he always had a smile on his face. His presence will be missed and I pray that peace will cover you all.
With deepest condolences to the Sadaka family.Revelation 14:13 - And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
May our Lord and Savior bless you all during your loss.
A life well lived but too short. May God's grace and love bring comfort to his grieving wife and children.
With Deep Sadness please except our condolences for the passing of our friend Sami, may he Rest In Peace,And his memory be eternal الله يرحمك يا سامي
Dear Heba, Monica, and Kyrilos,I am so very saddened at the loss of your dear Sammy, husband and father. May God wrap His loving arms around you, comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time.
My dear friend, Heba! I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. I’m praying for you and your family for strength and understanding in this time. May the Lord’s angels bear you up during this time of transition!
Prayers to the family during this difficult time. Sammy will be truly missed.
Sami's passing away shocked us all, but he moved From our mortal world, to eternal life
Sammy you may RIP my friend. Thanks you for your contributions to the graduate committees we served together for your research contributions and input and impact to our Rice Industry Processing Program. You will be missed.
Dr. Sammy, the saint and faithful servant of Christ!
My condolences and prayers to the Sadaka family during this time of mourning.
My prayers are with the family. I am so sorry for your loss.
My deepest condolences to the Sadaka family. It was an honor to work for Sammy.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My heart broke when I heard of Dr. Sadaka's passing. He always had a smile and was working to make things better for the citizens and farmers of Arkansas. His presence will be missed.
Dear Heba, Monika, and Kyrilos,I am very sorry to learn about your loss. I had 8+ years of association with your husband and dad, respectively. We both were invited for an interview in November 2006 for two positions at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (UACES). None of us had an idea that we would be hired for our respective jobs and serve UACES with our offices located side-by-side. Dr. Sadaka was a great friend, an excellent scientist, a giving collaborator, and a gem of a person. I will undoubtedly miss his absence. Prayers from my family and me that his soul Rest in Peace.
My heart is with you Heba and your family. May the Lord bless you and keep you and your family safe and in prayer.
I am so very sorry for this tragic loss. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.
Heba, I am so sorry for your profound loss. I am praying for comfort for you and your family.
It is heartbreaking to lose a beloved and kind- hearted colleague prematurely. Words are inadequate to describe the sorrow and shock at this untimely tragedy. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the Sadaka family. May God Almighty grant peace to the departed soul and the strength to his family to bear this irreparable loss.