Marwan S. "Mark" Rihani

Born on November 26, 1939

Departed on May 18, 2019 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Marwan S. Rihani, “Mark”, was born on November 26, 1939 and died on May 18, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 79.

Marwan is survived by his beloved wife of thirty-six years, Barbara Nadine Rihani, and his step daughters, Lisa Carol Smith, and Kimberly Anne Gilbert, son-in-law, Brian Davie, and his grandson, Trey Smith.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Asaad Rihani of Jordan, his father, Tamim Rihani of Jordan, his mother, Nayfeh Saffouri of Jordan, and his brothers Gassan Rihani of Jordan and Zahi Rihani of Manassas, Virginia. He is survived by his sister Nagwa Rihani of Jordan.

Marwan was born in Jordan on November 26, 1939. He graduated from Belmont University in May, 1961, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Marwan held a Masters degree in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters in English from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Marwan worked as a Disability Analyst for the state of Tennessee throughout his career.

A funeral is scheduled for May 21, 2019 with visitation at 9 AM followed by a funeral service at 10AM at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Highway 100, Nashville, Tennessee, 37221. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Marwan’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any donations to be made in Marwan’s name to Park Center, a day rehabilitation center for those living with mental illness.

4 Comments to Marwan S. "Mark" Rihani

  1. Barbara Quinn
    May 20, 2019 2:04 pm

    Nadine, I am so sorry to hear about Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Helen Lewis
    May 20, 2019 3:22 pm

    He bought so much to our City and State….Laying the ground work for our ability to work and cope with those, we think of as handicapped…He understood, yes there are people at different levels, trying to understand a standard level of thought….He once said to me,”A smile is the best way to communicated.”….He gave so much and Nadine may you always be embraced by the sharing of his hope and dreams…….

  3. Kristy Huddleston
    May 21, 2019 9:17 am

    Dear Nadine and Family,

    We are thinking of you and your family during this sad time, and very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I always enjoyed hearing your “Mark and Nadine” stories while we ran together, and I’m smiling now as I type this…I know you will keep those fun memories of your life together close to your heart.

    Love ya,

    Kristy and Scott Huddleston

  4. Ruba Rihani Abbassi
    May 22, 2019 12:57 pm

    So sad for the death of uncle Mark. My heart is grieving for him. We will hold the memorial service this coming Saturday at 4:00 pm Jordan time. I’m so proud to have an uncle like him though I didn’t spend time with him but he had a kind heart. I pray he is in better place.

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