Mahmood Reza Rassouli, 64, of Palmyra, passed away at Penn State Hershey Medical Center on Thursday, June 30, 2022. He was surrounded by his loving family as he took his last breath. He was the son of Omolkhaghan Dahi and Ahmad Rassouli who proceeded him in death.
He was born on September 6, 1957, in Chalus Iran near the Caspian Sea.
He came to the United States as a student and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Marywood University and went on to attain his graduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Scranton.
Mahmood was employed by Zapata Industries where he developed new industrywide innovation and was awarded two US patents. Later he opened a private consulting company and traveled internationally. After which he worked in the transportation industry and retired from Wegmans after being diagnosed with cancer. He fought hard throughout his battle with cancer until the very end.
He was an excellent husband, a wonderful father, a devoted grandfather, and a loyal friend. His passion in life was to be able to spend time with all of them, and he was in turn loved by all of them too. Mahmood was an avid chess player and established the first chess club for all ages in the area. He was an astronomy enthusiast, and expert backgammon player, and enjoyed reading Rumi’s poetry, soccer, classical music, and going for walks around his neighborhood to socialize with his neighbors. But most of all, he enjoyed going to see his grandchildren in their academic and sporting events.
He is survived by his wife, Francine Rassouli, son, Cyrus Rassouli, daughter, Jasmine Metz, three grandchildren, Tyler Metz, Kylie Metz, and Ella Grace Rassouli, and nephew, Alex Moreiko. He is also survived by his three sisters and two brothers, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins residing in Iran.
As per Mahmood’s wishes, his final services and resting place will be in Chalus, Iran. There will be no formal services in the United States.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Save the Children at savethechildren.org.