Memories of Qais
In such a short time, he impacted so many
I worked with Dr. Farjo at Wildwood Surgical Center. What a kind, gentle man. Everyone loved working with him. He was so good to all of his patients and the staff. He is very much missed; we have very fond memories of him.
Pat Viertlbeck - August 19, 2015
I was a fellow Flexie is Qais' class. I was also blesssed to have been his roommate during our Internships. Qais was without a doubt the most decent and caring person I had the pleasure to call a friend. I still can't believe he's not with us. I miss him. I hope to meet him someday in the next life.
Dotun Oyedijo - August 3, 2015
I remember well Qais' easy smile and his kindness to everyone. We were residents together for 2 years in Ann Arbor. I am so sorry for his family's loss.
Kathy Lee - June 22, 2015
My mother was a patient of Dr. Farjo's at the Kellogg Eye Center and he was such an amazing, caring and compassionate doctor. There aren't many like him. His family, friends and patients have lost a truly wonderful person and doctor. Our family is so sorry for your loss.
Kelly Konietzko - April 30 at 04:59 PM
When my daughter was six, we took her to Dr. Farjo for an emergency appointment. She had, somehow, gotten a tiny piece of glass embedded in her cornea. Dr. Farjo was such an incredibly compassionate and talented Doctor and was able to remove the glass with absolutely no lasting negative impact on my daughter's vision. She's 15 now and I have always been so thankful for the fact that she was referred to Dr. Farjo. Our deepest sympathies to your family on your loss. Our family will always remember him with a grateful heart.
Julie Hogan - April 2
Dear Rand, Reem, Rafid & Deena:
You are in our thoughts and prayers everyday passes since your dear loss "Qais". He was such a nice and fine friend we knew throughout the years and as you miss him, we do too. Keep strong day after day, and yes "Rand and kids" as you said previously he is watching you from above and keeping an eye on you as he always did on earth.
Even though the world had lost an angel, but the heavens had gained one
Sarmad Abdulnour & family - March 19 at 09:44 AM
I also had the immense pleasure of being a patient of Dr. Farjo. I could not have found another physician as genuinely kind, caring, talented as he. I'm deeply saddened by his passing, and I will keep both him and his family in my thoughts and prayers.
RIP, Dr. Farjo. The world lost an angel.
Christina Pongracic - March 17 at 04:44 PM
I had the pleasure of being a patient of Dr Farjos in Toledo. He was always the nicest man, never rushed me, never made me feel like I was bothering him. And if I had to wait, he would apologize to ME for making me wait! What doctor ever does that. I will miss him.
Karl Schwarzkopf - March 13 at 04:04 PM
Daddy I love you som much and miss you. You are my best friend and I will always and forever miss you. Please watch over us and I really love you.
Rafid Farjo - March 13 at 02:36 PM
My deepest condolences to the entire Farjo family. I was lucky enough to meet Qais while working at the Swaroop lab in the Kellogg Eye Center. I deeply admired his passion for his work, his sense of humor, and his kindness. Though I am deeply saddened by his passing, I feel so grateful to have known him.
May everyone who is grieving his loss feel lightened by the memories of his loving and kind personality.
Cynthia Chen - March 9
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of
Dr Qais Farjo. My thoughts and prayers with all his family.
Nada Namat Nahab - March 7
Dr. Muna Farjo--our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family since we read of your sons passing in the paper. I'm sure he was an outstanding man and Dr. who loved his family and cared for his patients. Rex and I understand the heartache you are experiencing. Working through the physical separation is difficult. We wont forget the wonderful care you gave us. We wish you and your family peace and comfort!
Cora Perrine - March 05 at 10:22 AM
May his soul rest is peace!!! I knew Dr. Farjo well and also the family due to my association with Kellogg Eye Center 2002-2006 and my friendship with his brother Rafal which started in Michigan and continuing at Oklahoma City. We're parying for the family.
Nawajes Mandal - March 5
I have fond memories of Qais working side-by-side with his brother, Adam, during some of the surgeries at Kellogg. They were brothers and partners that shared the same vision! My condolences to the family. Vicki Villa -- Kellogg operating
vicki - March 04 at 02:28 PM
I've worked as an ophthalmic technician since 1985, including time at the U of M Kellogg Eye Center and the Michigan Eye Bank. Although I never had the honor of working with Dr Farjo, I've heard only good, kind words about him and know he must have been a generous person and talented physician. I visited a low vision website today () and came across this from a former patient: "Dr. Qais Farjo, a cornea specialist did a partial cornea transplant a couple of months later. The results of these two surgeries were amazing and to this day, March 12, 2013, my retina is still stable. I am able, with the help of a visual magnifier, to read books, address envelopes, read four lines on the eye chart, and read correspondence. With Zoom Text on the computer, I can communicate with others. The improvements were slow in coming but they definitely helped improve my outlook on life." This person mentioned they had previously considered suicide because of their poor vision! I hope Dr Farjo's friends and family find some comfort in knowing how much joy he brought to others by helping to preserve or recover their sight.
DC - March 04 at 02:17 PM
I grieve with you, Dr. Muna Farjo, at the loss of your son Qais. My deepest condolences to you and all the family.
Gail F. Hubbard - March 04 at 01:11 PM
May Lord rest his soul in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers to his wife Rand, his children, his parents (Dr Mona and Dr Anastas) and the rest of his family and friends who loved him and cherished him.
Sorry we could not come for the visitation or for the funeral.
Walid Qopi and Family
Rita Naim Qopi, MD and Ziad Baraya - March 04 at 11:57 AM
Dear uncle Anastas our deep condolences to you and the famiy may his soul rest in peace
Farah salim al masraf - March 04 at 07:33 AM
It was a privilege and honor to work for Dr. Farjo when he was in Toledo. He was a very gifted doctor and surgeon with so much compassion for his patients. He was extremely understanding of the fear his patients had with their eye problems. I will really miss the Wolverine-Buckeye teasing he gave me. I feel very blessed to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Joyce Curtis - March 03 at 05:53 PM
I had the pleasure of working with Dr Farjo when he was in Toledo. He was an excellent doctor. He was very caring and gentle and his patients loved him. Even when he was sick he cared about others, he helped get my grandma into U of M for emergency eye surgery. I feel very blessed to know and work for him! I will miss him a lot.
Jeni Ash - March 03 at 04:08 PM
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Farjo, he was such an amazing person and doctor. I first met Dr. Farjo after graduating from the University of Michigan (BSME) and wanted to have one of the U of M doctors check my eyes before deciding on surgery, etc. I met Dr. Farjo for my first eye appointment and evaluation, he was so awesome, extremely knowledgeable and so gentle, he was the doctor I was hoping to find. Dr. Farjo did my surgery at the U of M and it was perfect, no glasses for the first time in a bunch of years.
After leaving GM and the state in 2004, I needed a check-up and possible additional surgery so I called the U of M to schedule another appointment with him but was told he had left the U of M practice. I asked the U of M clinic if they would tell me where Dr. Farjo went and reluctantly they told me to contact a hospital in Toledo so I google'd him and found him at the Toledo Eye clinic and was off to follow Dr. Farjo to his second hospital/clinic. The staff at the Toledo Eye clinic was great and they commented that I wasn't the only person that flew in from out of state just to see him, they also knew how special Dr. Farjo was.
After another couple of years I needed to have another eye check-up (2013) and called the Toledo Eye clinic and found out Dr. Farjo had left and joined his brothers practice in Brighton, Michigan. I was off again following Dr. Farjo to his third hospital/clinic and saw him last year and knew he had some recent health issues but hoped it wasn't anything too severe. Dr. Farjo did my exam, we talked about family and of course the Wolverines and it was like the first time I met him. I was so happy for him and his family that he was back home and I knew he got a kick out of me flying in from out of state to have him check my eyes but he was the nicest, most kind, caring and smartest doctor I knew and God only gave us two eyes so to me it made perfect sense. I am so sad for your loss, it was such terrible news, Dr. Farjo was such a good person and doctor, he will be missed by so many. I am so very blessed that our paths crossed and I will remember his kindness always, rest in peace Dr. Farjo, God Bless you and your family, Love, Gary Talbot
Gary Talbot - March 03 at 03:07 PM
You have my very deep sympathy on your loss. I had the great pleasure of working with Dr. Farjo when I was serving as CEO of the Michigan Eye-Bank several years ago. His support for the mission of the Eye-Bank and for Eye-Bank staff was greatly appreciated. He will be sorely missed by the many people he helped through his medical skills and his generous compassionate spirit.
Florence Johnston - March 03 at 03:01 PM
Our heartfelt condolences for the passing of your son and knowing that he went to a better place eases the pain of his departure , God rest his soul in peace and give you all
Farah al masraf - March 03 at 01:45 PM
May the blessings of love be upon you
May its peace abide with you
May its essence illuminate your heart
Now and forever more...
We have met Dr. Qais in few events at his in-laws, very genuine person and always had a sweet smile on his face. Our hearts reach to his parents, wife and his 3 children, wish you peace and comfort in this difficult time and please remember he is in a better place.
Bahn and Ghassan Abdelnour - March 03 at 01:06 PM
Dr. Farjo was my husbands, Milton Schalows cornea surgeon. We were very sad to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful man whose life was a tribute to the world. His gifts were truly outstanding and given to so many , ourselves included. We will be forever grateful that our lives were touched by his . Our deepest sympathy to his family. Milton and Helen Schalow
Helen Schalow - March 03 at 08:03 AM
We are extremely sorry for the big loss of our family, Dr. Qais. May the Lord rest his soul in peace.
Dr. Bashar Emad Farjo - March 03 at 12:48 AM
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Qais. Our deepest condolences to you, we pray that God be with you in this very difficult time.
Fadi and Hanan Shamoun
Fadi and Hanan Shamoun - March 03 at 12:34 AM
Sending my heartfelt sympathy on the huge loss of Dr. Farjo! My mother has had several corneal transplants from him, and I also started going to him myself. What a truly caring , and soft spoken man., I have never had a Doctor be so friendly , and take the time to explain everything to you during your visit! I just heard of his passing today, and would love for his whole family to know what a great Man he was!! My mother would talk of how he would hod her hand when she was getting her eyes checked, and it left her feeling at ease.. Dr. Fargo truly enjoyed his job, and for that, I'd love to say Thank- you, Dr Farjo!! Rest in Peace
Lynn , from Ohio - March 04 at 07:53 PM
We always remember you as a magnificient human being. The friendship with you was very well appreciated for us and sadly we did not have the opportunity to see you again since our return to Peru.
I will miss your kindness and your sense of humor.
Ricardo, Maria Luisa and Alexandra Fujita - March 3
So very saddened about the loss of Dr. Farjo. He was so incredibly wonderful to my Mother and tried feverishly to save her eye. My mother suffers with dementia and he would just be so compassionate and kind to her. He would personally call to check on her. We would see him weekly and at one point several times a week. The world has lost a very special man and doctor. I can only imagine what a wonderful husband, father, son and friend he must have been. May you find peace now and in the days and years to come. With much love Nancy O'Henry-Roberts, my mom Maria O'Henry and Family
Nancy O'Henry-Roberts - March 3
I am a patient of Dr. Farjo's. He was always so good to me. He took wonderful care of my eyes and always had words of comfort for me when I was anxious about my eyes. Dr. Farjo, I will never forget you, I will always keep you in my heart. May you rest in Heavenly Peace knowing that your work here was well done. May God Bless your family and surround them with love.
Lauren Notestine, Toledo, Ohio - March 02 at 09:27 PM
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Qais. It was an honor to have known such a great person and we will truly miss him. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time. God bless,and we'll keep you in our prayers.
Hani & Raya Tobia & family - March 02 at 07:37 PM
We want to express our deep sadness and condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Farjo & AbdulNoor families during this difficult time.
Amar, Linda, Sara and Peter Farjo - March 02 at 06:08 PM
Qais holding my daughter Ashley at 10.5 months. Ashley never let "strangers" hold her,
but she let Qais!!
Kimberly Yen - March 02 at 04:46 PM
Dr Farjo treated my mother at Vision Associates. We were both impressed by his kind and gentle manner. She passed away Feb 26, 2013 one year ago. More Angels in God's choir. May the peace of Jesus be with his family!
Laura Stone - March 02 at 03:08 PM
Would like to express my empathy with the Farjo's and AbdulNoor's family for thier big loss. May The LORD Have His Mercy on his soul and Give Patience to both families.
Anas Al-Sheikh - March 02 at 02:30 PM
My condolences to the family of Dr Qais Farjo. He did my LASIK surgery in 2004 at Kellogg and I have never forgotten his kind, yet professional manner. Such a kind man. "Only the good die young."
Mariann Martin - March 02 at 01:38 PM
My sincere sympathy to the family of Dr. Qais Farjo. I was a patient of his many years ago when he performed my cataract surgery. May god bless you all and help you through this difficult time.
Shirley Romeo - March 02 at 11:58 AM
I am a patient of Dr. Farjo's. He was always so good to me. He took wonderful care of my eyes and always had words of comfort for me when I was anxious about my eyes. Dr. Farjo, I will never forget you, I will always keep you in my heart. May you rest in Heavenly Peace knowing that your work here was well done. May God Bless your family and surround them with love. Sincerely,
Lauren Notestine and Family - March 2
As a patient of Dr. Farjo's, he will always hold a place in my heart. I trusted him with my eyes because from the moment I met him, I new how capable he was and could feel his genuine concern for my needs. Please accept my deepest sympathy..
Jean - March 2
I am so deeply saddened to learn of our loss of Dr. Farjo. He was a great man. I owe him so much and have thought so very highly of him. I met Dr. Farjo in 2006 he continued to treat me until 2012. I found him again last summer and when he walked in the room and smiled the way he always did, he was about to shake hands with me, when I gave him a big hug and told him how happy I was to find him. I'll never forget how concerned and compassionate he was for me. I will never forget this amazing man.. With my deepest sympathy,
Michelle Ball - March 2
Such a wonderful and caring man. Peace and prayers
Anonymous - March 2
I worked for Dr. Farjo in toledo. He was a great doctor, surgeon, friend. He will always be remembered for his kind, soft, gentle manner. May God grant you comfort in knowing of His promise for eternal life with Him. - See more at:
Anonymous - March 2
May God Almighty help and bless you during this time of deep sorrow.My prayers and thoughts are with you
Lily Parhad Hussein - March 2
Dr. Farjo was an incredible man. He was a blessing to my husband and I. Our thoughts and prayers will be with his family.
Bill & Shari Barnes - March 2
It was such a shock to our family to hear about Qais's death. We watched him grow from a newborn to this incredible human being. We are honored to have known him and his family and extend our deepest sympathy to his family and relatives. We will forever keep him in our memory.
Latif & Tordis Al-Kadhim - March 1
My sympathy to the wife, children, and family of Dr. Farjo. Dr. Farjo was my physician at Vision Associates diagnosing and monitoring the health of my eyes until he had to discontinue. I appreciate not only the vast knowledge that he displayed, but his wonderful "bedside manner' in patient care. I am thankful for his ministrations and sorrowful at his seemingly untimely death.
Nancy Segan, Toledo, Ohio - March 02 at 11:45 AM
Our prayers goes for the family of Dr. Qais Farjo. May the lord provide his loved ones with abundance of strength and courage through this difficult times. May the lord bless your hearts.
Dave Rassam and family - March 02 at 11:38 AM
Qais certainly was a very special person. He took his job as an ophthalmologist very seriously, but always appreciated the humorous side of life. I will fondly remember our last conversation not too long ago at a KEC conference. In his characteristic soft-spoken manner and with a twinkle in his eye, he recounted a “dramatic” cataract case that we were involved in some 15 years earlier. As usual with Qais’ surgery, everything turned out fine. Sadly, Qais has left us far too soon. I join the others in extending my condolences to his wonderful family.
Don Puro - March 02 at 10:40 AM
It's realy a big lost ....Rest in peace Qais ...our condolences to Anstas farjo and the family....
Noor & Khalid Al-Masraf - March 02 at 09:30 AM
I am so sorry to hear of Qais's passing. During the time I worked at Kellogg I could always count on his positive and caring spirit to help both patients and colleagues. He will be truly missed.
Beverly Yashar - March 02 at 08:09 AM
Qais has been an inspiration in his personal and professional likfe to his family, friends, colleagues, and patients. I owe a great deal of gratitude to him for his many kind acts, supportive words, and sage mentoring. My deepest condolences go out to his family;they will be in my family's prayers.
"May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine arm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand."
-An Old Iris Blessing
Qais, I will miss you.
Theresa Cooney - March 02 at 07:59 AM
May his soul rests in christ's eternal peace , our thought and prayers are with Farjo and Abdelnour families for the massive loss
Vivian & Salim al masraf - March 02 at 07:26 AM
Dear Trinity, for all our dead accept this candle with an unforgiving and prayers delivered from the fire of hell to have your light give them into your kingdom to swim your name and they glorify you for ever and ever Amen.
My heartfell condolences to all of Dr.Qais,family and we are very sorry to hear the news of Dr. Qais,s passing, May God be with all of you and God rest his soul in peace.
Faris Saadallah Shano and family - March 02 at 04:35 AM
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for the big loss of Dr. Qais our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Fawaz and Nadeen Zakko - March 02 at 01:36 AM
With deepest sorrow we heard of your sudden loss of Dr. Qais Anastas Farjo, you are in our prayers, God rest his soul in peace, may the love of those around you help you through the days ahead?
Atheer and Diana Kassab - March 01 at 10:30 PM
Very sorry to hear the news of Qais's passing. I always remember attending his wedding and meeting his lovely wife Rand. Ammo Anastas and Auntie Muna are very dear to mom and dad and we wish we were closer to support you in this difficult time. May God be with all of you and may he rest in the peace of Christ.
Reem (Emile Ghazala's daughter), Van and family - March 01 at 08:23 PM
My heartfelt condolences to all of Qais' family. I will remember him fondly as a fellow Flexie...a kind, gentle soul with a great sense of humor. Qais...Your patients thank you, your colleagues admire you...I will miss you.
Betty Chu - March 01 at 07:17 PM
I knew Dr. Farjo while he was at the Kellogg Eye Center. He was one of the residents I think I will always remember. He had the gift of always making you feel special, no matter who you were. My condolences to his family and may they know God's peace, Philippians 4:7
Linda Cirenza - March 01 at 07:09 PM
My family was blessed to live across the street from the Farjos. Rand and Qais were the quintessential good neighbors, and we were sorry to say farewell when they moved. We watched their family grow and saw Qais love and serve his family with his big heart. Their beautiful children reflect all the goodness of their father. May our Heavenly Father give you abundant peace in your great loss.
Sending love and prayers,
Lisa Bartley and Nick, Bethanie and Grace Mangigian - March 01 at 06:45 PM
Our condolences to the Farjo and Abdelnour families for their loss. May he rest in the Lord's eternal heavenly peace.
Samir Nadine Rassam - March 01 at 06:24 PM
May his soul rests in Christ's eternal peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family who are our dear friends for many years. We ask our Lord & Savior to give you strength as you grieve for this great loss.
Nabeel & Hana Yousif - March 01 at 04:31 PM
My deepest sympathy and prayers to all the Farjo family. Qais was a warm, generous and kind man. It was an honor and pleasure to know him, He will be greatly missed.
Catherine Hueber - March 01 at 04:15 PM
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. John11: 25-26
My prayer for God's peace and comfort be with the family.
Mazin Farjo - March 01 at 02:19 PM
I will always remember Qais as one of the most generous people I met during my time at Kellogg. He was generous with his time, his humor, his intelligence, and his abilities. I was fortunate enough to have him as the rotating third year on the consult service when I was a first year doing consults. He was an incredible person and exactly what I needed during the fifth and sixth months of my first year of residency. He took the time to teach me so many things, and I never once felt that he was rushed or annoyed by having me around (because at the time I was really clueless about all things ophthalmology.) When things got a little stressful, he was wonderful at diffusing the stress...I can still see him doing his best Mr. Burns impression from the Simpsons while tapping his fingers together, 'Excellent...' On a particularly rough day for me, he must have sensed my beaten-down spirit because he asked, 'Why don't we go over to Angelo's for a while?' I had never been to Angelo's and was ready for a break. If you've ever been to Angelo's, you know that their homemade bread is a cure all. And after sitting in Angelo's, eating their bread, and talking to and laughing with/at Qais, I felt a lot less stupid and so much better. Thank you, Qais, for taking me (a silly greenhorn of a first year) to Angelo's (been there many times since and always think about/talk about you while I'm there), for being such an amazing human being, and for making my residency experience so much better.
Tina Turner - March 01 at 12:38 PM
I am so sorry to learn of Qais's passing. Sending much love and comfort to the entire Farjo family.
The Weiner-Katz family - March 01 at 12:22 PM
Qais was the resident I wanted in my glaucoma clinic every rotation. He was intelligent, calm, caring, and dependable; what every physician should be. Qais was a great role model and great guy. It's very sad this world has lost such a wonderful person. My prayers will be with his whole family.
Kurt Lark - March 01 at 10:23 AM
Anyone who met Qais would agree that his presence always brought harmony and peace into the gathering. It always felt wonderful to be around him. He was such a good man in so many ways.
We are so happy to have known him as a friend, as a husband to his wonderful wife, as a father to his children, and mostly as a decent human being. The heaven's doors are wide open to receive him. We truly loved him. We will always love him.
Razan SAIGH - March 01 at 09:59 AM
It was a pleasure to get to know Qais and his family while at Kellogg. He was truly one of the kindest and best people you could ever know. One of my fondest memories of my time in Ann Arbor was at the Farjo house until 4am editing the senior skit tape with Qais and Adam Hassan; crying, we were laughing so much. Our prayers to Rand, the kids and the entire Farjo family.
Jim Izer - March 01 at 08:09 AM
A friend at work stated that all of our faces light up whenever Dr. Farjo's name is mentioned. She is new to Wildwood and was sad that she never had the chance to meet him. I have the utmost respect for him and am so thankful I did get the opportunity to work with him. He made work fun, brought laughter and happiness to all of us, and to all the patients he cared for. We are all a little better people for knowing him. The thought of him will forever bring a smile to my heart. My deepest sympathy and prayers to his family. He will never be forgotten and will be missed by all.
Melissa Todd - March 01 at 08:07 AM
Our deepest condolences to Ammou Anastas , Auntie Muna and to Qais's wife and children and to his brothers. We are so sorry about your loss. May his soul rest in peace. May God bless his family and help them during this very difficult time.
Eli and Rana Zogby (daughter of Emile Ghazala) and family - February 28 at 10:32 PM
Qais was a very special human being and a gifted surgeon. I felt honored to work alongside him at Kellogg. My deepest condolences to the entire Farjo family. May the good Lord bless and keep you.
Christina Bruno - February 28 at 09:38 PM
Qais was such a wonderful person, physician, surgeon, and teacher. It was an honor to have him as an attending during residency. He was truly a special person and I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
Jeff Zink - February 28 at 08:08 PM
I can't think of better friends than Qais and Rand. Our families met on Reem's first day of 1st grade. We've shared many of soccer game. Our kids became friends. Qais diagnosed my mother's macular degeneration immediately and likely saved her vision 5 years ago. Without him, my mother would not have received treatment as early or as effective. A few years later their home was a refuge for me after chemotherapy. Qais's humor and kindness helped me get through this most difficult time as we shared our journeys of side effects and fatigue. Even near the end, when the family was confronted with unfairness and he response was "This builds character." A much better person than I and a great example of what I would like to be. He will be terribly missed.
Amy Remillard - February 28 at 07:52 PM
Thank you, Qais, for sharing your compassion and kindness with us. I feel privileged and honored to have had you as a colleague and friend for over half my life! I will always remember how much you cared for others, your humor, your sincerity, and your humility. You have touched so many people and we will miss you dearly. My deepest condolences to Rand and the Farjo
Kimberly Yen - February 28 at 07:50 PM
Although I did not know Dr. Farjo as well as his beloved friends and family did, I had the delightful privilege of teaching Reem and Rafid in 6th grade. Only a wonderful, loving man, together with his role-model wife, could create those beautiful children of such high moral fiber and Christian values.
Wendy Lemke - March 02 at 11:29 AM
I was stunned to hear Dr Farjo's passing. I worked with him at wildwood. He was always kind and caring to patients and staff. I always enjoyed taking to him about Michigan football, he loved it!!! He has been missed since he's left....now I pray he rests in peace. It's a sad day and we have lost a dear friend. I pray for comfort for the family.
Karen Pruss - February 28 at 06:08 PM
I will always remember the years of working with such a great man. I will miss his smile and great personality. He showed great love in caring for his patients. I will always remember our talks on Michigan Athelitcs and our Faith. I thank you for all that you have taught me. You will be deeply missed! Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Stephanie Lopez - February 28 at 04:58 PM
Qais and I joined the faculty at the Kellogg Eye Center around the same time, 14 years ago. We soon became well acquainted as we started to share in the care of one another's patients. Qais' gentle demeanor, compassion, kindness and unassuming manner was something that impacted me early on in our beginning friendship. It did not take long for me to see and experience first hand what a gifted surgeon Qais was. He was truly a surgeon's surgeon, par excellence. He set the bar for me as a physician and I have since strived to emulate his level of expertise and care. I will miss my friend more than I can adequately say in this venue. This is a profoundly sad day for me, but I am forever thankful and honored to have had Qais as a colleague and a friend. I extend my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Rand and the entire Farjo family.
Stephen Saxe - February 28 at 04:40 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Farjo's friends and family. He was an incredible doctor and will be truly missed.
Carrie Meagher - February 28 at 04:17 PM
Qais was truly one of the kindest, sweetest, and gentle people I have ever known. I am so saddened knowing he has passed, yet I have smiled frequently today thinking of him and all of the wonderful times we had as residents and in our Brighton office together. I have also realized the great strength he possessed as he went through the past four years. Rest in peace, Qais. We will miss you dearly.
Adrienne West - February 28 at 03:53 PM
Qais was a kind, generous, honest, humble, soft-spoken, deep-thinking, trustworthy, strong, funny, all around good guy. I spent 3-years as co-residents with Qais at Kellogg. I never once saw Qais lose his temper or raise his voice. When Qais spoke, we all listened because we knew he would say something important, true or funny. I remember him as a technology-lover who introduced us all to the "palm pilot". He was the kind of person anyone would want as a lifelong friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. The world has lost a truly good man.
Linda Katz - February 28 at 03:40 PM
You and your family are in our prayers. Sorry to hear of your loss
Farouk & Huda Rassam - February 28 at 02:47 PM
With deepest sorrow we heard of your sudden loss of Dr. Qais Anastas Farjo, you are in our prayers, God rest his soul in peace, may the love of those around you help you through the days ahead
Atheer and Diana Kassab - March 01 at 10:22 PM
Enjoyed working with Qais at Wildwood. He was a very wonderful person and a very caring physician. He will be truly missed by all.
Pat Hammons - February 28 at 02:35 PM
This just saddens me. Qais was a great physician to work with. Always kind, gentle, and smiling. He will be sorely missed.
Lauri Allis - February 28 at 02:27 PM
Qais will always be smiling in my eyes. No matter the topic of discussion or how heated the other people got, Qais was calm, soft-spoken and smiling. He will be greatly missed.
Erika Levin - February 28 at 02:05 PM
I am so sorry to learn of Qais' passing. What a wonderful person, physician and surgeon.
Gary Lelli - February 28 at 01:23 PM
I am deeply saddened with the passing of Dr. Fargo. I had the pleasure of working with him for several years at Vision Associates. He was a brilliant doctor and an absolute joy to work with. I will treasure the memories I have of him. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Terrica Oliver - February 28 at 10:58 AM
I have many fond memories of Qais from the years of his residency and beyond at Kellogg Eye Center. I enjoyed working with him tremendously. I remember one moment when I was told that I was needed ASAP in his OR--he had an urgent question. I hastened to his room, where he exclaimed: Thank goodness you're here! I've never understood this Beatles lyric--what does it mean? It was just one of many warm, funny moments we shared. I will alway treasure those memories. My sincere condolences to his family.
Kari Magill - February 28 at 08:48 AM
I had the privilege of working with Qais for 2 years during our training at U of M, and we have maintained a friendship since. Qais was a very special person with an unmatchable heart. His compassion and kindness to all were an example to anyone who knew him. He and his family showed incredible hospitality during my years in Ann Arbor. I will always be grateful for that and I consider myself fortunate to have known him. The world is a little less kind with his loss. Qais taught me many things about work and about life. I will cherish his memory - truly a life well-lived, but ended far too soon.
David Hemmings - February 28 at 08:27 AM
I first met Qais on the interview trail in Wisconsin. We just met but he offered me a ride to the family friends where I was staying. When I was unsure of the area I asked him to drop me off at a pay phone (in the days before cell phones) so I could call them. He would not leave until he knew I had made the connection and was getting there safely. I had taken him the opposite direction from his drive home to Michigan and he got stuck in rush hour traffic! I didn't hear about that until almost the 2nd year of residency!
Thank you, Qais. For this and so much more.
Parag Gokhale - February 27 at 11:42 PM
I am a patient of Dr. Farjo. I met him in Toledo and then followed him to the Brighton office. He gave me back my sight, and for that I will be extremely grateful for the rest of my life. It was with great sadness that I read of his passing. I cannot begin to express my sorrow about his passing. May God bless his family.