Mohammad Pariwasch

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Mohammad was born in Russia in 1935, his mother was Russian and his father was Iranian. They had a successful restaurant business in Russia and they had a good life until the turmoil started in the country. He was 6 years old when they decided to move to Iran for a better life. It was hard on the family to start over and make a new beginning. He worked hard to help out his family.

Mohammad met his wife at age 18 and they were married 60 years. He was a family man and he worked hard to make sure his family would have a better life. Although he did not have an opportunity to go to college, he was determined that his children would get an education. He wanted to start his own taxi business, so he bought his first car even though he did not know how to drive!

At age 35 he bought his first truck (18 wheeler) and travelled all over Europe, Asia, and Middle East without a GPS! He would be gone months at a time but when he came home he brought lots of gifts for his family from every country he travelled through.

In 1973 he sent his daughter Mahvash to Austin College in Sherman, Texas and the next year he sent Mahshid to Texas. Shortly after that he would relocate the family (wife, daughter and two sons) to Austria. After 17 years of driving he sold his truck and opened an Italian restaurant "Don Camillo" with his son Hamid in Bad Ischl Austria. Mohammad retired at age 62.

We are most grateful for all the things he gave up for us. His hard work paid off and his wishes came true when his children graduated from college.

One day, Mohammad volunteered to babysit his grandsons, James and Aaron. He went to the kitchen and found them making dough on the kitchen floor. He asked "what are you doing" and they said, "making pizza like Papa". That was the last time he volunteered to watch the boys and we don't blame him.

He loved fishing, hiking, gardening, and cooking outdoors. He was famous for his Chicken Kabob. His favorite pastime was playing online poker. He made his goal of $50,000,000 and was very happy.

We are so proud that he could attend James' wedding and managed to dance while entering the reception.

It was so hard on him when he lost his son-in-law Gerald in 2004, his daughter, Mahvash in 2005 and his grandson, Aaron in 2013.

Dad, we love you and we will see you again. We are happy to know that you are not alone and now free of pain.

Mohammad Pariwasch, 78, of Denton passed away on October 26, 2013 in Denton. He is survived by his wife Guiti Pariwasch, daughters Mahshid Grooms and Schahla Burner, sons Hamid Parivash and Saeid Parivash; sister Seekneh Parivash; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday November 3, at the family's home at 2 Highview Court Denton, TX 76205.

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