ACHEBE, Dr. Ifeanyi G., 77, of Steubenville, OH, died Saturday, May, 25, 2013, on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Consolation, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
He was born on July 11, 1936, in Ifite-Dunu, Anambra State, Nigeria, to Osmond Michael and Agnes Achebe. After completing Christ the King Secondary School, he went on to work for Barclays Bank International from 1958-65.
He arrived in the United States in 1965 to attend college and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business in 1969 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) in 1971 from Howard University, Washington, DC. He completed his Master of Laws, LLM from New York University in New York City in 1973. He also earned degrees from Duquesne University and Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Ifeanyi spent the majority of his career in teaching business and law at the university level. He has served as assistant and associate professor, chairman and dean. He had a passion for learning and passing knowledge on to individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
Ifeanyi was a parishioner at Triumph of the Cross Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was active in several activities and ministries within the community.
Surviving are his wife of over 40 years, Christiana O. Achebe, one son, Chinedu (Chin) Achebe, two daughters, Nkechi Achebe and Ifeyinwa (Ify) Achebe, two sisters, Grace Achebe Obidigbo and Ngozi nee Achebe and three grand children.
Calling Hours are Saturday June 8, 2013 from 8:30-11:30 at Holy Name Cathedral, Steubenville, OH. A Funeral Liturgy of Christian Burial with Mass will be celebrated at 12 Noon at Holy Name Cathedral, Steubenville. Entombment at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Should Friends desire, Memorial Contributions may be sent to: Mosti Funeral Home Sunset Chapel 4435 Sunset Boulevard Steubenville, OH 43953 Tel: 740-264-4767
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