February 27, 1926 - September 8, 2012
5-8 p.m. Tuesday September 11, 2012
10:30 a.m. Wednesday September 12, 2012
Michel ”Mike” Rouhana, 86, of Westerville, Ohio passed away Saturday September 8, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Mass of Chrisitan Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday September 12, 2012 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 North State Street Westerville. Burial will follow at Northlawn Memory Gardens in Westerville. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Tuesday September 11, 2012 at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road Westerville. Michel, son of Naim and Marie Roumanos Rouhana, was born February 27, 1926 in Roumeh El-Mtn, Lebanon. He immigrated to the United States in 1946 at the age of 20. He enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Europe during World War II. Afterwards, he lived in California for sometime before moving back to Wheeling West VA and marrying Myrna Massey Rouhana in 1969. They moved to Westerville and raised a son and a daughter. Michel worked as an electrical wireman for Lennox Industries for 33 years. He retired in 1993. Michel enjoyed watching sports of all kinds, keeping up with politics, traveling and grilling. He was known for his steaks, hamburgers and the traditional Lebanese food he loved to cook. No one ever left his house hungry. He was also known for his kind and generous ways, and his love for his family. One of his favorite things were trips to Wheeling to visit his mother, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He led by example, putting his family first. He endeared himself to all who knew him. He left a void in our lives, but our hearts full of love. Michel is survived by his wife Myrna; daughter Melissa (Troy) Callow and son, Drew Rouhana of Westerville. His sister Chamse (Assad) Rahi, nieces and nephews; Adele (Bill) Storm, Chuck Rahi, Alicia (Scott) Peklinsky, Ramsey (Tina) Rahi of Wheeling, Sonia (Dustin) Howarth of Pittsburgh. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews of Lebanon. Two granddaughters; Kennedy and Tatum Callow of Westerville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Naim & Marie Rouhana, sister Josephine Wet-Wet, sister Atiff Owen, sister Cecilia Rouhana, twin sister Hela Rouhana, brother Rouhana Rouhana and sister Helen Rouhana.
Camille & Lara Maleh - Sep 11, 2012
Dear Myrna, Melissa and Drew,
We are very sorry about your loss, and we feel very sad about losing Michel as a member of the church. We knew Michel from Our Lady Of Lebanon Church, he was a great person, very respected, nice and generous, we had special feelings and consideration for him, and we will all miss him very much! May he rest in peace!!
Jan George - Sep 10, 2012
Dear Mryna and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know that your deep and abiding love for the Lord will get you through this sad time. God Bless. Jan & Bas George
Timothy Allen - Sep 10, 2012
Myrna, Missy & Drew:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss and my heart goes out to you all. Please know that Rosalie and I will be keeping you in our prayers, knowing that the Lord will be with you in the days ahead.
The Gleim - Sep 10, 2012
Times of loss are never easy. But you all are a wonderful close knit family and we know you will be there for each other and your memories of your husband/father/grandfather, will bring you comfort. Love Trige & Lezli Gleim