Age 94, entered heaven, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Louie was born, July 27, 1919 in Lansing, MI the son of George and Anna (Raad) Zarka. A Lansing resident for most of his life, Louie was a self employed painter and very skilled at his craft. He is a long standing respected member of St. Joseph Melkite Church. Louie was an accomplished artist who enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling and camping. A loving father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend will be dearly missed by all that knew him. Louie was preceded in death by the love of his life
, Marie in 2001; brothers, Isaac and Iasar; sisters, Zakieh, Rosie and Bahia; son in law, Cary Dye. He is survived by his loving children, Noel (Robert) Soloman, Maurice (Karen) Zarka, Nadeem (Julia) Zarka and Carol Dye; sister, Nimrae; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services will be held, Monday, March 24, 2014, 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Melkite Church with Rev. Fr. James Graham officiating. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends, Sunday, March 23, 2014, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Home, Lansing Chapel where a Trisigion Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Melkite Church in memory of Louie.