Dr. El-Sayed "Sayed" Mohammed Gaafar
January 18, 1924 - October 28, 2019
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Memorial contributions in Sayed’s name may be given to Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine at https://www.purdue.edu/vet/giving or by mail at Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Advancement, Lynn Hall, Room 1177A, 625 Harrison St, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Dr. “Sayed” El-Sayed Mohammed Gaafar, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, educator, scholar, Egyptian, American and friend, passed peacefully from us on October 28, 2019 at Westminster Healthcare, West Lafayette. He was born in Kafr Abou-Dawood, Tanta Egypt to Mohammed Hegab and Bahia Salama Gaafar on January 18 1924 and was the eldest of 10 children. He…

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Brian Sheahan left a message on June 28, 2020:
I am saddened to learn of Sayed's death. I arrived in Purdue as a neophyte graduate student from Ireland in 1966 and I completed an MS under his supervision in 1968. Always helpful and encouraging, working with him and his departmental colleagues was a wonderful experience. I am forever grateful for the opportunity he provided and his friendship over the years. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family on their great loss.
Jim Hollis left a message on February 5, 2020:
I was fortunate enough to work with Dr. Gaafar 1984 - 1985 as a perspective PhD student. He was a kind and gentle soul who helped me in so many ways. May his family know peace.
Rev. Kate Lehman Walker left a message on November 26, 2019:
Sayed was a wonderful man and great supporter of his wife, Birdie. He often attended worship services with her and encouraged her in the practice of her faith. He was a man of grace and stature. May God bless and comfort his family in their loss.
Holly Mason left a message on November 26, 2019:
Sayed was a wonderful neighbor on Newman Road as well as a fellow member of the West Lafayette Sagamore Lions club. He has left many good memories.
John Polito left a message on November 15, 2019:
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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