February 2, 1930 – September 26, 2023
Celebrating the Life of Mr. Nasser Jacob Merabi Z’L
Mr. Nasser Jacob Merabi, a man of immense love, compassion, and unwavering dedication to family, was born on February 2, 1930, in Hamadan, Iran. Nasser’s life was a testament to the enduring power of love and the pursuit of excellence.
Nasser hailed from a family steeped in a tradition of caring for others. His parents, Yair and Khorshid Merabi, instilled in him the values of love, compassion, and hard work from a young age. His maternal grandparents were prominent doctors in Hamadan, and even his grandmother played a vital role in his entry into this world as a midwife. Growing up in a close-knit family of six siblings, second sons, and number five kid, Nasser’s early years were shaped by the warmth and support of his family.
In 1943, as World War II raged on, the Merabi family relocated to Tehran, marking the beginning of a new chapter in Nasser’s life. Little did he know then that his journey would be filled with love, devotion, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.
In 1954, Nasser married the love of his life, Mah-Monier Cohen, and their partnership would span an incredible 69 years. Together, they built a loving and enduring family, laying the foundation for generations to come.
Nasser was not only a loving husband but also a dedicated professional. He studied accounting by education, showcasing his commitment to excellence in his chosen field. Even after stepping back from his business in 1994, Nasser’s commitment to family remained unwavering. He continued to work alongside his sons, supporting their endeavors, and exemplifying the value of hard work and perseverance.
In 1997, Nasser faced a life-changing moment when he survived a heart attack. Just six months later, he was back with his sons, helping them with their business—a testament to his resilience and unwavering dedication to his family.
Nasser’s life was a canvas painted with love, kindness, and elegance. An artist at heart, he played the accordion, loved painting and sketching, and had an impeccable sense of style, always dressed in precision and grace. He was not just a gentleman but a gentle man, delicate in his interactions with others.
Those fortunate enough to know Nasser speak of his kindness, consideration, and love. His loving presence left an indelible mark on everyone he encountered. His enduring love and devotion extended to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild, creating a beautiful tapestry of family bonds that will forever remain unbreakable.
Nasser’s love knew no bounds. He went to great lengths to make his home a warm and welcoming place for his grandkids, learning to make their favorite dishes, from sushi to pizza, to delight them during their visits. His love for his in-laws was equally exceptional, as they embraced him as their own son, a testament to the deep bonds he formed within his extended family.
As we mourn the loss of this extraordinary man. In June, Nasser’s health began to decline, and after Rosh Hashanah, he was admitted to the hospital. He fasted on Yom Kippur as he did until three years ago, and On September 26, 2023, at 2:30 AM, right after yum Kippur, Nasser Jacob Merabi passed on peacefully.
But let us remember that Nasser’s legacy lives on through the love he shared, the family he cherished, and the beautiful memories he created with those he held dear. His life was a testament to the enduring power of love, family, and the pursuit of excellence. He will be dearly missed but forever remembered with love and gratitude.
As we publish his bio, let us celebrate his greatness and carry Nasser’s legacy forward by embodying the values he held dear: love, compassion, dedication, and honesty. Let us remember him not with tears of sorrow as he did not want, but with smiles of gratitude for the incredible life he lived and the love he shared. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen
Mr. Nasser Jacob Merabi February 2, 1930 – September 26, 2023