George OvrahimMay 18, 1939 ~ August 2, 2017 (age 78)
After being diagnosed in February 2017 with a rare neurological condition, George Ovrahim passed away at age 78 on Wednesday 8/2/2017 at 6:29 am with his two daughters and son in law by his side. George Ovrahim was born in Urmia, Iran in 1939. Having only received a formal education up until the 3rd grade level he began working as a young boy and became a mechanic who worked for the US Army in Iran. He then became a self-taught turbine engineer who traveled the world working overseas for 17 years to share his expertise and provide for his family. During this time he was also an owner of two submarine sandwich shops in Texas working alongside his wife when he was not overseas. Born into a big family of 18 children, he came to the US in 1969 and worked to support many family members during their migration to the US. He Married Alice Ovrahim in Tehran, Iran on January 19th,1971. His life in the US started in 1969 in Connecticut, then Texas, and finally California. He has been a Modesto resident since 2001 with his wife Alice Ovrahim who passed away in 2009. Surviving two daughters, Elsie Khamis and Elisa Ovrahim, one son in law Joe Khamis, two brothers Johnny and Edickson Ovrahim, and 3 sisters Julia Vartanian, Cardalia Farhad, and Virginia Ishoo, he stole the hearts of many that he touched with charismatic charm and witty humor. Special thanks to the Home Depot family, where worked for the past 12 years, who has provided love and support to him and his family in his journey to the other side.
The Funeral Service will held at Mar Zaia Church, 1457 Mable Ave, Modesto, Ca. on Tuesday, August 8th at 10 AM. Directly following the service, a reception will be held directly after the Funeral Service at Holy Family Nazareth Hall, 4212 Dale Road, Modesto, Ca. from 11:30 am -4 pm.
His final resting place will be with his mother, Haygonash Ovrahim at St. Thomas Assyrian Church Cemetery in New Britain, Connecticut.
In lieu of flowers, our family requests donations to be made to the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization. https://www.theacero.org/