- 76 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 11, 1936
- Date of passing: May 25, 2013
|Let the memory of Dr. Ifeanyi Achebe be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Dr. Ifeanyi Achebe.
Dr. Ifeanyi G. Achebe, 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 1958-1965.
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 grandchildren.
Entombment at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville, OH. Should Friends desire, Memorial Contributions may be sent to: Mosti Funeral Home Sunset Chapel 4435 Sunset Boulevard Steubenville, OH 43953 Tel: 740-264-4767, www.mostifuneralhome.com
"I am highly honored to have known Dr. Achebe. I am thanking Our Lord for his cheer, great kindness, hospitality, generous heart, the many good times shared together with Mrs. Achebe. I’m so very sorry for my grave sins and omissions, I know I let Our Lord and Our Lady down at his time of need. I hope I will be a better person now and grow from the experience of knowing him and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know Dr. Achebe will be greatly rewarded for all he did in Christian charity for Jesus and Mary. He did a so much good for me and for very many. I’m grateful for the book Betrothed, a very important work, for his teaching, for his example, for his time, for his light. Mir."
"Missing you dad!! Wish you were here but glad you're with God!! Keep watching over us like you always do... love you!! we will carry on your legacy!! Could not of had a better father, teacher, role model, supporter, fan, n friend...you are engraved in my heart 4ever!!! see you when i get there....
your proud son - Chin Achebe"