Alexander was the oldest sibling of eleven, born in Jaffa, Palestine, from Greek descent. His parents were Antoun and Zahia Abou El Dahab. His family immigrated to Mansoura, Egypt in 1947. In Mansoura, he married Soula Antoniou and had two children - Tony and George. The family lived in Egypt until Alexander immigrated to Brooklyn, NY, in 1970. He brought his family a year later to the United States. Alexander lived in Brooklyn, NY; Lehighton, Pennsylvania; Palm Bay, Florida and Prospect Park, New Jersey. Although he reached only a seventh-grade education, he was very venturesome and fearless in his working career in order to provide for his family. He worked as an auto parts salesman, a book-binding pressman and a security guard; and along the years, he owned and operated a photography studio, a house goods store, a car service, a restaurant and a photography store. He truly was an entrepreneur.
On February 26, 2018 he passed away in New Jersey, where he lived his last years. His wife Soula passed away only a year earlier. He is survived by his son, George Chrisafis and wife Mariela Losada and George’s ex-wife Ellen Zouroudes, and late son Tony Dahab, who is survived by his wife Frances Dahab; his grandchildren Serina Dahab and husband Nicholas Eder, Alexander Chrisafis and Nicholas Chrisafis; his great-granddaughter Malia Eder; his siblings Farah, Gabi, Rodina, Elizabeth, Monda, Joseph, George, Antoine, Alexandra, and Robert. Alexander is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He will be remembered as the person who always joked around and made people laugh.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, February 28th from 9 -11 am at St. Nicholas Antiochian Cathedral, 355 State Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217.
Funeral Service will take place at 11 am at St. Nicholas Antiochian Cathedral.
Burial will follow to Ocean View - The Cemetery Beautiful, 3315 Amboy Road, Staten Island, New York 10305.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to International Orthodox Christian Charities through web page www.IOCC.org in memory of Alexander A. Chrisafis - Tax exempt number EIN 25-1679348.