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Rachel Hyatt

Rachel Hayat, 88, died peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Hunters Woods at Trails Edge in Reston, VA. She was born in the Adana, Turkey, and later moved to Istanbul with her parents, Shlomo and Alice (Benusillio) Kariyo. She married Abraham Hayat and eventually moved to Jerusalem, Israel, where they resided for five years, and then immigrated to the United States, where she became a naturalized citizen.

Rachel was the devoted mother of Rivka Safferson and her husband, Paul of Oakton, VA, and Ovadia Hayat and his wife, Jennifer, of Silver Spring, MD. She was the loving grandmother to Alan, Sally, and Ben and the cherished great grandmother of Eli. She was fluent in 5 languages, well-versed in world events, and had incredible inner strength. She also had a huge personality and a ready smile. People couldn’t help but to be drawn to her.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 19 at 12:00 P.M.. at King David Memorial Gardens 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA. Shiva will be observed at 10324 Greenwood Place on Thursday between the hours of 2-4 p.m and 7-9 p.m.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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