Adnan  Abu-Ghazaleh
Adnan Abu-Ghazaleh, 92, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Hartford, Conn., surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and his family was always his first priority.
Adnan was a professor of Middle Eastern and European History at SUNY Plattsburgh for 34 years until his retirement in 1998. Prior to joining the faculty of SUNY Plattsburgh, Adnan was the Director of American -Jordanian Cultural Relations in Jordan. He earned his BA from London University and his PhD from New York University. Adnan is survived by Samira, his wife of 57 years, and his three children, Sam (Irene) Ghazaleh of Winchester, Mass., Reem (Jim) Groark of Grayslake, Ill., and Mona (Chet) Rublewski of Tolland, Conn. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren: Connor and Xavier Ghazaleh, Sean, Anissah and Jenna Groark, and Hayden, Gavin and Cullen Rublewski.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Brookdale Assisted Living of South Windsor, Conn., for taking such good care of him over the past two years. The family is planning a private funeral service and burial. Arrangements are being handled by Tolland Memorial Funeral Home in Tolland, Conn. For online condolences, please visit
Published on March 26, 2020


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Grant andDottie Broderick
Mar 29, 2020
To all the Gazaleh we offer our deepest sympathy. We were sorry to read that this sweet and kind man has gone to his reward, where he will Rest In Peace. We will keep him in our hearts. We know he will always be in yours. Deepest sympathy.
Colleen Pope Lemza
Mar 28, 2020
Mo (and Sam and Reem),
I'm so sorry, especially that this happened during these strange times we're having so we can't celebrate his wonderful life with you all. My heart goes out to you 💔.

Favorite memory: all the girls suntanning by your pool and your dad always puttering around us, cleaning the pool, working on the lawn and just seeming happy that we were all there. And you mom always trying to feed us. Good times🥰🥰