|Jose Issifou Koulibaly|
|Viewing: July 17, 2020 (Friday) from 10:30 to 11:00 am at St. Martins Catholic Church (Due to Covid-19 Restrictions on attendance the Mass will be held privately / A livestream link will be shared.)|
Service: July 17, 2020 (Friday) at 11:00am at St. Martins Catholic Church (Due to Covid-19 Restrictions on attendance the Mass will be held privately / A livestream link will be shared.)
Location: St. Martins Catholic Church
José Issifou KOULIBALY (AGE 55)
José Issifou KOULIBALY passed suddenly to glory on June 27th 2020, at the Holy Cross hospital in Germantown Maryland, after a brief sickness. Born on October 29th 1964 in Lomé (Republic of Togo in West Africa), José is the son of a very accomplished and devout Catholic mother named Tecco Tsotso Emilie and a Muslim father known as Boukary KOULIBALY.
He received his childhood education from Catholic institutions in Togo such as St Augustin of Amoutivé, Marie Reine of Be, and another Catholic School in Danyi- Elavagnon. He was a happy and hyper active child. At age 13 he got himself into a serious accident with his bike; and few months later his mother sent him out of the country to Le Mans in France to complete his secondary education.
José holds a French baccalaureate of logistics. He attended GRETA Goussainville, but dropped out of his University studies to pursue the career of a diesel engines mechanic. However; due to severe back pain he left his position to become a private security officer for 22 years at Auchan in Paris La Defense (France). He was a representative of Force Ouvriere (Union workers) at Auchan, before moving to the U.S in November 2018.
José was a very fun and outgoing person. He loved partying and dancing. Anyone close to Jose could not help but falling in love with music especially Salsa, Zouk, High Life and classical Catholic Hymns in Latin. He is a loving husband to his wife, and a proud father who had a very particular relationship with each one of his children. In recent years he started to consolidate successfully not only the family unit of his own children but also his large maternal family. Jose is a founding member of DKA (French acronym for Offspring of Kinvi-Allyn). Nicknamed “the Great Charismatic” his faith in the Almighty had grown so much during the last couple of years as if he knew he was about to leave this world.
Jose is survived by Anita Folly (his widow) 5 children (Romain, Thomas, Marie, Johanna and Marie-Jo); 2 sisters (Innocentia and Beatrice Seddoh) and 8 grandchildren.
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