Surgeon, Purple Heart at Omaha Beach
Dr. Chafick (Chad) Nicholas Mansour, 94, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on June 15, 2019. Born on Jan. 19, 1925 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Pharmacist's Mate First Class. His Landing Ship Tank hit a mine during the invasion of Omaha Beach and he was one of only a handful of survivors. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Under the GI Bill he earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and attended Northwestern University Medical School, graduating in 1950. He completed his internship at Cook County Hospital and his residency in General Surgery at Hines V.A. Hospital.
One of the founding members of the medical staff at Gottlieb Hospital, he served as president and chairman of the Department of Surgery. He also served as chief of surgery at Westlake Hospital. In addition, he was a professor of surgery at the University of Illinois Medical School and donated his time as a surgeon to Shriners Hospital for Children.
He was a fellow at the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Chicago Medical Society, the Illinois State Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the Hellenic Medical Society.
He had a longtime practice at the Elmwood Park Medical Center where he was beloved by his patients, and was a longtime member and benefactor of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.
His happiest times were summers with his family in Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts.
Chad Mansour was the husband of the late Fotini, his wife of 64 years; the father of Maria (the late Christ) Kamberos, Melina Mansour, and Nicholas (Dina) Mansour; grandfather of Brittany (Joe) Cavallaro, Christ Jr. (Alexandra Haake) Kamberos, Lukas Mansour, Ashley Donegan, and Xenia Mansour; great-grandfather to Joey Cavallaro and Gabriel Nicholas Kamberos; brother of the late James (the late Ida), the late George, the late Helen (the late Eli) Kalil, the late Louis (the late Evelyn), the late Alice, Lorice (the late Bill) Sullivan, and Raymond (Vincenza) Mansour; brother-in-law of the late Helen (the late Duke) Gankas; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Wednesday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service (10:30 a.m.) at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 601 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL 60644, followed by interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Assumption Church Scholarship Fund are appreciated.
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