The Arab American Heritage Council, staff and board of directors, are deeply saddened to learn of Mrs. Sylvia Sophiea's passing away and would like to express sincere sympathies to her family.

Mrs. Sophiea was a very much respected, dedicated and influential member of the Arab American Community in Flint. She was an active member of the Arab American Heritage Council, St. George Orthodox Church and the head of the International Institute in Flint for many years. In her capacity as a community leader, organizer and activist, Mrs. Sophiea was instrumental in making a difference in the lives of so many immigrants in our community. Her contributions and selfless service will always be admired and appreciated by our community. She was a remarkable women that forever will be remembered.

Mrs. Sophiea passed away at her home in Berkeley, CA yesterday with her family by her side. Services and Internment will take place in California on Tuesday, November 26th. She is survived by her children, Cynthia, Elaine, Michelle, and Dale.