The family of Ramiz Tamir Hourani celebrates a life that was full and rich. Ramiz was born March 3, 1921, in Deirmimas, Lebanon, and passed away November 14, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.
Ramiz came to this country in 1957, and was proud to become a U.S. citizen, but he still cherished his homeland. As a tailor by trade, he worked at several men’s clothing stores in the Greater Lansing area and retired from Kositchek’s in 1986. He still continued to work from home until his late 80s. He was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Lansing for over 50 years, where he also served as a deacon.
He is survived by his children, Tamra (Joseph) Daley, Linda (George) Snyder, and Thom (Ruth) Hourani; 8 grandsons, Jeff, Matt (Jackie), Christopher, David, Michael (Lauren), Josef, Anthony, and Thom Jr.; 2 brothers, Rev. Joseph (Lee) Hourani and Dr. Benjamin (Dee) Hourani; sister, Josephine Fawaz; and many dear nieces, nephews and special friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rose, in 1998, and his brother, Jacob.
His family wishes to give a special thank you to Dr. Michael Hourani for taking such good care of their father over the years.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church of Lansing, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. A private interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday at the First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church, the American Diabetes Association, or a charity of one’s choice in memory of Ramiz Hourani. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.