"So it was, as soon as the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house." Luke 1:23

Waneis Zaki

September 30, 1942 - May 27, 2017

We will always remember your love for us and for the service, planting us in our mother church, and taking great care of our small branches as we grew. 

Without your care, we would not be as we are.

Thank you. May God reward you in the Heavenly Jerusalem, and repose your soul.

Your children,

Antony, Markos and Mary


Fr. Antony, and the congregation of St. Mark Church of Myrtle Beach send their condolences to Mrs. Hoda Tadros, the family , and the congregation of St. Mary church and Archangel Raphael church on the passing of Mr. Alfred Tadros. May the Lord repose his soul in the heavenly Jerusalem. 

Alfred Selim Tadros (1951 – 2016)
"Blessed is the man You choose, and cause to approach You, that he may dwell in Your Courts." (Psalm 65:4)
"I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You." (Job 42:5)

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness." (2 Timothy 4:7-8)

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend has completed his struggle in this world and departed to the Heavenly Jerusalem. We grieve his departure, and celebrate his life. Alfred was born on August 12, 1951 in Cairo, Egypt. He came to the United States in 1976 where, after a brief stay in New York, NY, he settled in the Raleigh, NC area. He earned his Masters from Columbia University in 1979, and his Doctorate in Physics from North Carolina State University in 1984.  He started his career at Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC, teaching Physics and Mathematics. In 1993 he moved to SAS institute in Cary, NC, where he was an instructor and consultant until last year. On August 23, 1979 Alfred married the love of his life, Hoda Eskander, and they have remained inseparable since. Alfred and Hoda welcomed their two beautiful daughters, Mira and Monica, whom they raised lovingly in the tender care of our Lord. Alfred remained immensely proud of the three women in his life who serve as a lasting testament to his dedication, love, and success as a husband and a father. Alfred opened his heart and his home to his son in-law Mina (Mira’s husband) and became a proud grandfather to Noah in 2011 and to Christopher in 2013.  In addition to his immediate family, Alfred is survived by a brother, Samir, a sister, Hoda, and their families, who reside in Sydney, Australia. Alfred was a dedicated founding member of Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Raleigh, NC, and later the Coptic Orthodox Church of Archangel Raphael and Saint John the Beloved in Chapel Hill, NC where he served faithfully, but quietly. Funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 18  at noon at  the Coptic Orthodox Church of Archangel Raphael and Saint John the Beloved, 615 Old Lystra Rd, Chapel Hill.  The family will receive friends Monday, October 17, 6 to 8 pm, at Mitchell Funeral Hall, 7209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations to:

Transitions LifeCare http://transitionslifecare.org/donate/donate-now/

or the Caring Community Foundation http://caringcommunityfoundation.org/