Kazzi, Edmond

Edmond Elias Kazzi

December 15, 1962 - June 8, 2019

Edmond Elias Kazzi was born in Jieh, Lebanon on December 15, 1962, and grew up on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout his life, he often spoke about the kind and hospitable home his mother kept. He spoke about how mischievous a child he was, and how much he loved his village even though he caused much ruckus.

Edmond arrived in the United States in 1981 to start college. In a few years, he learned English and graduated with a computer science degree. He remarked the math classes were his favorite since the concepts and numbers were the same no matter the country. Edmond started work shortly after graduation and met Marsha Ann Plotz. The two married in May of 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Their family grew as they moved from Wisconsin to Australia and finally to Texas where they eventually settled. He was particularly proud of his career as he moved from a system analyst after college to a Vice President of a consulting firm.

Edmond Elias Kazzi of Plano, Texas passed away on June 8, 2019, at the age of 56, after many years battling debilitating illnesses. Despite his health, he provided a beautiful home for his family, achieved much in his career, and cared for all his children. Edmond had a bold and strong personality, enjoyed taking risks, and loved to joke and poke fun.  He enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family, and cooking. Overall, cooking was his favorite hobby. When Edmond had guests over, he spent hours ahead of time marinating and preparing the meals AND always made far too much. He'd research online and watch cooking shows to learn new recipes and always whipped up something excellent.

Edmond is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Marsha Kazzi of Plano, Texas; daughter, Sara Kazzi and her husband, Geoffrey Spurgin of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Renee Kazzi of Dallas, Texas; son, Daniel Kazzi of Plano, Texas; father, Elias Azzi of Lebanon; brothers, Jean Azzi, Ghassan Azzi, Pierre Azzi, and Raymond Azzi (as well as many loving nephews and nieces).

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nazira Azzi and his son, Tony Kazzi.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen Texas 75013. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home on Thursday at their convenience to sign a register book. 

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Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. RIP my dear freind, see you on the other side.
Maroun Aoun, July 12, 2019
They say, at the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built, not what we got but what we shared, not our competence but our character, and not out success but our significance. You lived a life that matters, a life of love. You left a great impact on everyone, and you were everyone's favourite. You'll forever be in our hearts and prayers. Everyone in Lebanon and Australia will miss you so so much uncle Edmond. We love you ! Sabine Azzi, June 15, 2019 Edmond, We know the time has come to say goodbye for good. I missed our weekly check-ins for the past 20+ years. Thank you for everything. Safe journey to the other side and reunited with your Mom and Tony. I am strong because of you. Missed you tremendously already, but take comfort to know that I will check-ins in our next life. Marsha, our heartfelt condolences. Thank you for sharing Edmond with us.
Francesco, June 15, 2019 I did not ever get to meet Edmond personally and talked to him only a couple of times, while discussing a role in his organization. Still, the impression that he left is indelible and compels me to write these words. He came across as a forthright person, with an infectious energy in his voice and his integrity and genuineness just shone through...all the hallmarks of a good leader and more than that a wonderful human being. I was aware about him having health issues but never knew the seriousness of those and this came as a shocking loss. So sorry to hear about his demise. My condolences to his family and friends. Mandeep Sirohi, June 14, 2019 I only got to know you about a year ago Edmond, but you left such an impression on me that I feel as if I've known you for many years. In a short period of time, you made a huge impression. You always maintained positive outlook despite challenging circumstances. You came across as trustworthy, full of integrity, funny yet sincere and genuine. You were a gem of a human being. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed.
Dinesh Shah, June 12, 2019 Edmond was a great guy, great team mate, great family man and great friend. I'll forever remember his dedication to his work, his family and to the enjoyment of life. For all his health issues, he never complained, he just laughed and made you laugh with him. God bless and peace to you friend. Tom Broderick, June 12, 2019 So sorry to hear the news of Edmond’s passing. I worked with Edmond at Perot Systems - he was an intelligent and hard worker and was always a gentleman. I was blessed to have a couple of dinners with Edmond where I heard great stories of his childhood in Lebanon. He will be greatly missed! Tim Daigle, June 12, 2019 To the Kazzi Family, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Edmond. The picture on the website is exactly how I'll always remember Edmond. He had an infectious laugh and smile and could find the humor in everything, even his often times failing health. I worked with Edmond at Perot and Dell, and am proud to say he was an excellent man and team mate. I'll miss him. My condolences and best wishes to you, his family.
Tom Broderick, June 12, 2019 I lived across the street from Edmond for 20 years. He always had a joke or two to tell. We always jokingly gave each other a hard time over the years. All in good fun of course. I remember once telling him he needed to plant a new front yard tree as his was broke. His one liner back to me....Jim. I’m not planting a new tree. As a matter fact I’m making the entire front yard cement and getting rid of the grass. He said it with such a straight face. I believed him! Lol! It was this kind of banter back and forth with Edmond that I will miss most. He was great man and will be so missed by everyone. Jim Rowe, June 12, 2019 Edmond you will always be remembered as a great human being and an inspiration to all of us. With all the humor you handled every difficult times and made every thing so simple. Thank you for all your help and motivation you have provided in all these years. May your soul rest in peace. Condolences to all family members and friends. We will miss you Edmond. Ramesh Kumar, June 12, 2019 Edmond - you have been a great friend and an inspiration to many of us - being honest, modest, straight forward and man who stand behind his words are only few of the great characters of yours and the list will go on. You will be missed and remembered for ever. May your soul rest in peace. Saraswatula Sastry, June 11, 2019 I knew Edmond for the last 20 years as his colleague in two different companies. He was fearless, straight forward and a leader in every project I worked with him. He was instrumental in getting me in with our current employer. I have many great work and personal memories. He lived a good life. Rest In Peace. Thanks, Ramana Ramana Madhavpeddo, June 11, 2019 Edmond...you were such a warm and humorous person. I troubled you a lot for work not knowing you were in the hospital. You were still so responsive. Need more people like you. May you rest in peace... Arjun, June 11, 2019 May his soul rest peace. He will be missed by everyone. Roger Hatem, June 11, 2019 I have known you only for the last couple years, but your sense of humor, style and hospitality have touched HCL and all of us. Many thanks to you and your wife for your warm hospitality when you invited us to your house. Our deep condolences and prayers to all of your children, family and loved ones. We will miss you. Prayers.
Aloysius, June 11, 2019 Edmond, when I think of you right now, I get a big smile on my face. So many things you've said over the years have made me laugh, but the funniest for me personally is the times you would come over to our house for a party. You always made fun of my lack of cooking skills. You knew that I would be going to Sam's Club to pick up the food. You would walk in the party and tell me, "I already ate before I came because I knew what kind of crap you were going to try to feed me!" With anyone else, this could have hurt my feelings, but not with Edmond. He was so funny! He was also a sweet heart, who loved his friends and family so much. I will truly miss you Edmond Kazzi! Laura Moody, June 11, 2019 My heartfelt condolences to Edmond's family . I Pray to God to give you all the strength to overcome the loss. K V Krishnan, June 11, 2019 May all your wonderful memories of him fill your hearts and lessen the loss. Gene-Marie Sperduti , June 11, 2019 Je présente mes meilleures et sincères condoléances à Marsha, Sara, Renée, Dany, Oncle Elias, Jean, Ghassan, Pierre, Raymond et à toute la famille et à tous les amis. La vie de DODO était un combat continu et sa perte est très très douloureuse. Je me souviens toujours de ma visite au Texas avec son frère Pierre en 1995, nous l'avons trouvé très fort et très courageux devant la maladie. Toute sa vie il a gardé son humour si particulier qui nous faisait oublier ses souffrances. Je pense qu'il est heureux de rejoindre son fils Tony, Nous prions pour eux et que Dieu garde leurs âmes en paix. Nayla AZZI Paris
AZZI Nayla, June 11, 2019 Edmond, you fought a hard fight.... I will never forget your smile and huge dinners. RIP my friend.
Tatiana, June 10, 2019 Thanks for being such a good friend, Edmond. I often think back to how you saved me at work more than once and always kept a clear yet humurous focus on what needed to be done. You've given me great stories to tell! It is hard to say goodbye to you. Dana Duncan, June 10, 2019 A man who was kind, loving, and generous with a unique sense of humor. You will be missed. Love and prayers to you and your family.
Patti Spurgin, June 10, 2019 Love you man! Rick Willey, June 10, 2019