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Dr. Mostafa Ibrahim Khalil died after a brief illness, at Portsmouth Regional Medical Center on the afternoon of April 6, 2016. He was born on February 5, 1937, in Cairo, Egypt and was raised among a loving family. After graduating from Ain-Shames University, faculty of Medicine he trained in the field of Ear, Nose and Throat through Ain-Shames at the Suez Canal Authority Hospitals. In the early 1970’s, Dr. Khalil immigrated to the USA and completed a year internship at Beverly Hospital and a year of surgical residency at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Conn. He then completed a three-year residency in Otolaryngology, at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He and his loving wife, Mary enjoyed the opportunity to travel and experience life abroad.

Beginning July 1978, Dr. Khalil served for three and a half years, as an Otolaryngologist and Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. After his military service, he traveled with his family to Saudi Arabia accepting a civilian position as Chief of Otolaryngology for King Khalid Hospital in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, and consecutively, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Missing life in the U.S.A. Dr. Khalil returned with his family, and joined the medical staff at Anna Jaques Hospital in 1989, while opening his private practice in Georgetown. Mostafa Khalil was a compassionate and caring physician. He was highly respected, because of his kindness to all and his ability to consider the needs of others. He was well loved by family and his many friends and colleagues. He had a warm, friendly personality and a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Above everything, he treasured family, faith, gardening, music, and walks along the ocean shoreline. He was extremely passionate about his profession and worked up until his very last hours.

Mostafa is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary; his son Omar; daughter, Aisha; daughter, Sarah and her husband, Nabil of Medford; three precious grandchildren, Zane, Safia and Noah; his sister, Roshdia of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father, Ibrahim Khalil and mother, Aisha Monsour; his brother, Dr. Salah Khalil: and sisters, Rowhia, Lila, and Mona.

Mostafa Khalil was laid to rest at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain on April 8, 2016, accompanied by loved ones. A celebration of life will be held for family, close friends and colleagues on April 30. Guests will be contacted with information. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, 333 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001-5004, or online at events.doctorswithoutborders.org/campaign/memoryofMostafaKhalil.
Published on  April 20, 2016
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