In the Name of God the Merciful the Compassionate.
To God we belong and to Him we return.
With submission to God’s will, notwithstanding our sincere sorrow, we announce the passing of Karim Majdi Abou Najm
October 29, 2002 - April 29th, 2023.
Karim was born to Majdi Abou Najm and Nadine Yehya in Lebanon. Before moving to the US in 2018, he attended International College in Beirut, Lebanon. He joined Davis Senior High School and graduated with high honors, before getting accepted to UC Davis. Karim was six weeks away from graduating with a bachelor’s in Computer Science with honors. While in college, he was also a full-time software engineer and interned at multiple companies.
Karim was a compassionate, smart, and caring young man who left us too soon. He’s a loving son, brother and grandson. He meant the world for his family.
For his short journey with us, he accomplished a lot. He took pride in helping others from lessons he learned through his studies and work. He mentored undergraduate computer science students and on-boarded student researchers to Miller Lab at UC Davis. He always gave a shoshout-oututout to his colleagues and supported them in finding opportunities on-campus and beyond.
Karim loved coding, music, nice clothes, good food, and best of all, the company of his friends. He had a full life in front of him. His ambition took him many places that people much older didn’t accomplish.
He is fondly remembered by his mom Nadine, dad Majdi, sister Jana and his family in Lebanon and the US.
A Celebration of Life will be held at UC Davis International Center on Friday May 5th, 2023, starting at 4:00 PM. at 463 California Ave #3140, Davis, CA 95616.
In his memory, a fund will has been set to support future research for undergraduate students at UC Davis. Link to make donations is: https://give.ucdavis.edu/VCSA/125342