Anwar Ashur Haslam Sr., lovingly called “Besker”, “Big Man”, “Fred G. Sanford”, “War”, and “Unc” was born July 18, 1985 and was a life-long resident of Akron, Ohio. He attended East High School and played varsity football as an offensive tackle player. Anwar was awarded Offensive MVP, All City First Team, All-Academic Award, and an “All-District” special mention. He was also awarded the police department “Do the Right Thing” award in March 2000.
Anwar gave his live to Christ at a young age and was baptized at Antioch Baptist Church in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from East High School in 2003, and attended the University of Pittsburgh where he played football. He was multi-talented and worked in several industries where he served in management positions. His most recent position was Logistics Planner at DHL Supply Chain.
In 2007, while working at Teleperformance, he met Shawntaya Cameron and the rest was history. They loved to travel, cook, host family and friend gatherings, and spend quality time together. Anwar married the love of his life May 27, 2022. Anwar was dedicated to caring for his family.
Anwar was proceeded in death by his father, John W. Haslam; maternal grandparents, Hattie and Cecil Cunningham; great-grandmother Rose Cunningham, paternal grandparents, Mattie and Bennie Haslam; and eldest brother Sonil Haslam.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Shawntaya Haslam, and his children Iyionna “Yiyi”, Raven, Ahaliyah “Ali”, Landon “Boi Boi”, Maleeyah “Molly”, Anwar Jr., Nasir, and Samauri “Biscuit. He also leaves his loving mother Gabriella Haslam; Sisters: Lylyon, Lyya, Leona all of Akron, OH and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A private service will take place at a later date.