Dr. Behzad Rohani, Ph.D.

Published 7:12 pm Thursday, June 28, 2018

BENBROOK — Dr. Behzad Rohani, Ph.D., 78, who resided in Benbrook, Texas, with his wife, Simin Rohani, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018, with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Greenwood Chapel, Fort Worth, Texas.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018.

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Behzad Rohani was born in Iran on July 13, 1939. He came to the United States in 1959 to pursue his education. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1964 from The University of Arizona, master’s degree in civil engineering in 1967 from Texas A&M University and his Ph.D. in civil engineering in 1970 from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Rohani was an accomplished civil engineer. He had a 32-year career with the Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. He received many accolades and awards during his career and was a scholar who taught engineering courses for Mississippi State University. He relocated to Fort Worth in 2001 and continued his career with Applied Research Associates.

Dr. Rohani was a member of the Baha’i Faith. He served the faith in numerous capacities. In his various roles, he helped many. Over the years, Dr. Rohani was eager to give his time and talents. He exemplified a heart of service. He greeted everyone with a smile and genuine courtesy, often times walking away with a new friend.

In his personal life, Dr. Rohani was a loving and devoted husband. He loved to spend time and travel with his wife. He and Simin took regular walks in their neighborhood and knew their neighbors by name, their stories, their families and their dog’s names.

Dr. Rohani was a tremendous role model for his sons. He always made time for them and took interest in their activities. He supported them with unconditional love. He was eager to impart his wisdom and instilled key life lessons such as humility, be the source of good to whoever crosses your path, and be generous in prosperity and thankful in adversity.

It is perhaps his role as Pa that brought him the most pride and joy. He would light up when he saw his grandsons and always told them he loved them. He gave them his time and attention. When he received his diagnosis of Lymphoma and discussed treatment, he was adamant that he wanted to live to meet his newest grandson. He did just that.

Dr. Rohani is survived by his wife of 53 years, Simin Rohani; his sons, Todd Rohani and Eric Rohani (Carolyn Moyers); and his grandsons. He leaves behind a brother; a sister; and numerous nephews and nieces.