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Joseph S. Souss

March 24, 1938 May 8, 2016
Joseph S. Souss
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Peoria- Joseph S. Souss, age 78, of Peoria, passed away at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Unity Point Proctor Hospital.

Born March 24, 1938, in Tripoli, Lebanon, he was a son to the late Simon and Sadeka Souss. Joseph came to this country with he was 17 years old and made his home with his adopted parents, Anthony and Alice Romanus and family.

He left Peoria for Southern California in 1971, where he earned his degree in cosmetology and went on to own his own beauty salon and supply stores. Some of his clients included television stars. He retired in 2005 and returned to his roots and family in Peoria.

Joseph was highly active in the Itoo Society, serving on the board of directors and founding the Itoo Family Picnics.

He will be remembered as a good hearted, fun-loving, charitable and extremely generous hearted man who will be missed by many.

Survivors include one son, Michael (Jennifer) Houston of Modesto, Calif.; two granddaughters, Emily Bowerman and Samantha Houston; one sister, Antoinette Souss of Dubai; and five cousins, Dr. Raymond (Joan) Romanus of Frankfort, Ill., Joseph (Connie) Romanus of Peoria, Maureen (Maurice) Alouan of Peoria, Michael (Debra) Romanus of Carbondale, Colo., and Phillip (Lynn) Romanus of Peoria.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; and adopted parents, Anthony and Alice Romanus.

Cremation rights have been accorded. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. until time of memorial Mass at 1:00 p.m. at Resurrection Mausoleum. Fr. Bechara Awada will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joseph’s memory may be made to Joseph S. Souss Itoo Family Picnic Fund C/O South Side Bank.

Cremation rights and memorial services have been made under the direction and care of Wright & Salmon Mortuary.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

17

Jun

12:00 PM 6/17/2016 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 6/17/2016 1:00:00 PM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Friday

17

Jun

1:00 PM 6/17/2016 1:00:00 PM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Joseph Souss Itoo Family Picnic Fund C/O Southside Bank

101 Southwest Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61604
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