Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

SAFADI JAMES VICTOR May 18, 2013, age 34 of Westland. Beloved son of Victor and Raida. Loving brother of Lawrence (Sandy), Michael (Rawan) and George Safadi. Dear uncle of two nephews, one niece and a nephew on the way. Visitation Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 18100 Merriman Rd., Livonia. In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service at the church. Interment Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to Donor's Choice. To share a memory, please visit

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Mindy Huntington (Todd)05/21/2013

Jim, you were always so funny in school and always so nice. I hear that you continued to be a caring and giving man after graduation. I'm blessed to have known you and I'm very sad to hear that you were taken from this world before your time. May you rest in peace and know that so many people cared and loved you. I hope they find those responsible for this! God Bless You

Tonya Sloniker05/21/2013

I was so sad to hear what had happened I have not even gone in to the stores in fear of starting to cry again just seing your brothers we all loved and will miss you very much. May you R.I.P. and see you when its my turn.

Tom Dillon05/21/2013

God speed Brother

Jacob Longton05/21/2013

I can't picture Jim without a smile on his face. He was as good hearted a person as anyone I'd ever met.

Gary VanDecar05/21/2013

James even though I never knew you, You were still a fellow John Glenn Ulumni so R.I.P My Brother and my God protect you and love you.

Marlene& Doug VaNorman05/21/2013

May god be with your family in this great time of loss May he wrap his loving arms around an give you peace an comfort Jimmy you may be gone from us but will never be forgotten May you rest in heaven in gods loving arms

Cheryl Schroeder (Noble)05/21/2013

He was such a nice guy and so much fun to be around. I am so sorry to all of his family and friends. Rest in peace angel.

DeLaura White05/21/2013

I was deeply saddened. My daughter called me crying when she heard it on the news. He was always such a pleasant person when I went into the store. He will be greatly missed in the neighborhood. I know words cannot express the grief or anguish that your family is feeling right now. My prayers are with you in these tough days ahead. Memories of the heart can never be taken away. Hold fast to them and continue to feel the love.

Michelle Sabin05/21/2013

RIP James!! They say the Good Die Young...although you were taken way to early, to young & in such a horrible, tragic way. Your family now has the brightest star in the sky & the best Angel watching over them. You are loved by so many people & I'm sure you knew how blessed you are as do the many who had the chance to know you...a Great Soul!! You will be missed but never forgotten!!

michael michael05/21/2013

B etty & I extend our heartfelf sympathy and the promise of our prayersto the Safadi and thier loved ones and family May the Lord God grant James eternal rest in His Kingdom and consolation to his family and lovend ones

James Waltimire05/21/2013

R.I.P. my friend. You will be dearly missed.. You were a true friend and always gave to the Community.

Amber Gensler05/21/2013

Man you were took to young for the world I just saw u this is so heartbreaking u were such a good man it was nice having a store someone remembers you by Name and treats u not only like a customer but a friend or family you will be missed truly may god bless your family in this hard time

Michael Notheis05/21/2013

Jimmy the first time I met you was when your dad and the rest of you guys bought the old gas station on the corner of South and Spencer. We had some very good talks and laughs. Hard to believe that the last time I would ever have a conversation with you was before your life was tragically taken. You will be missed sorely and may god bless your family during this time. Rest in peace my good friend. We will meet again someday.

crystal dashner05/21/2013

jimmy u was the nice guy I know from the corner store by my house thank u for buy some girl scouts coolie from my daughter that mean a lot to her god blessing ur family

Mickey Buehler05/21/2013

George and family...Our hearts go out to you.... We wish there were something to say to take away the pain but only time will do that keep your memories of Jimmy close to your heart Love Pat and Mickey Buehler

Nick and Dima Haddad05/21/2013

Our deep sympathy and thoughts of love and support goes out to the Safadi family he's in a better place watching down on all of you may god bless u all and be strong

Cathy Dario05/21/2013

May the Lord bless you and help your family through these hard times. You were too young to have your life taken away. You were a good man who helped many people in the neighborhood of South & Spencer, You will truly be missed. R.I.P. Jimmy.

susie farbrother05/22/2013

My friend when i herd a jimmy got killed that worked at carry.out my heart stopped i started cryin really bad you was funny nice and a sweet heart kind sharing loving n more i still cant belive your gone how dear they take my friends life hoe dear they i cant stop thinking about u cant stop cryin but no.matter wat youll n my heart rest n heaven my friend one day we ll all meet again and to all the family love u guys sorry about this sad death godbless u all amen

Tiffany Williams 05/22/2013


maria lindsey05/22/2013

Jimmy you we always be missed but never forget was awesome person you are funny always put a smile on people's faces when they walked into the store. Rest In Peace Jimmy

Maha Sweis- Dababneh05/22/2013

Raida and family, we are sorry to hear about your loss. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort during this time. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. Allah Yerhamoh. Maha Sweis - Dababneh

Eric Hartzell05/22/2013

Jimmy was such a wonderful soul! From our family to yours, just know our hearts are hurting with you and we are keeping your family in our prayers! Sending much love your way! Phillip (Pun) & Chad & Jennifer Swartz

Amber Stuckey05/22/2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family today,jimmy always had a way to make a person smile even when they were in the worse mood! God bless the safadi family ,rest in heaven jimmy we miss you so much!

Julie Schlageter-Morris05/22/2013

To the Safadi family, my thoughts and prayers are with you today as you lay your loved one Jimmy to rest today. I knew Jimmy from the corner store in the south end of Toledo, and whenever I stopped in and Jimmy was working, I was always met with a smile. He was a very kind and caring person and he will never be forgotten. Please hold on to the wonderful memories you have of him, for they will get you through. RIH Jimmy

Jerry Ward05/22/2013

To this day, jimmy is one of the most real kind hearted human beings ive ever met. Rest in piece bro

tara and corey hakeos05/22/2013

so sorry to hear that you were taken far to early in life.. u were a great person and very kind hearted.. i no it will be very weird to go to the carryout and not see you there.. we got to see you one last time be for u were taken from the world far to early and we will hold on to that for the rest of our lifes.. to the family hope u can find some piece in your hearts really soon knowing he is now watching over all of u and he is now your angle.. R.I.P. jimmy

Darrah and lori MacRitchie05/22/2013

You will be forever missed but never FORGOTTEN. May you RIH Jimmy.

Connie Smith05/22/2013

Gone but never Forgotten! Jimmy may you never have to feel hurt, pain or anguish again as you walk through the gates of Jannah (Paradise). You will truly be missed. You always looked out for my girls (Rick's daughters) as they grew up in the neighborhood. To George and the Safadi Family, I pray that you find the strength to cope with the loss of your Brother and Son. God Bless the Safadi Family

Donald Headley05/22/2013

Jimmy will be missed by all. He was a really great man that always had a smile for everyone. I will miss standing in the store and talking with him. Jimmy has been accepted into gods loving embrace.

Michel & Brenda Haddad05/22/2013

Just shocked to hear about the passing of James. Saw him last about 2 weeks ago and spent some time talking to him. I will miss a good person and friend. Our thoughts and prayers go to the entire Safadi Family. May God bless his soul.

sott stong05/23/2013

I will miss Jim very much He was a good friend. We always enjoyed playing the guitar together.My sympathy to his family and Rae Ann. scott stong (toledo oh)

Twin twin05/23/2013

Its sad when a life is taken u were a good guy , our prayers r with the family ,also i hope they find justice fo u so u can smile again my friend !! U will b miss extremely ;-)

Keith Blake05/24/2013

My heart goes out to victor and family, the world lost another very good person. Will keep you in my prayers. until we meet again Mike.

RaighAnn Jackson 05/26/2013

Love you always and forever. You will always be in my heart. All of my love to you Jimmy!

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