August 22, 1911 ~ January 17, 2005
Rashad Elias Razouk
Dr. Rashad Elias Razouk, a resident of Burbank, CA, died on 17 January 2005 at Providence St. Joseph Hospital. A visitation will be held at the White and Day Mortuary on Friday January 21st between 6 and 9 p.m. A service and burial will take place at the Holy Cross Cemetery on Saturday January 22nd.
Dr. Razouk was born on August 22, 1911, in the city of Dumiat, Egypt, to Elias A. and Marta A. (Israfil) Razouk. He received a BSc in Chemistry with honors in 1933, an MSc in 1936 and a PhD in 1939, all from Cairo University. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Cairo University from 1939 to 1950. He held the position of Head of the Chemistry Department at Ain Shams University from 1950-1966 and was the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science from 1954-1960. He was a Professor of Chemistry at the American University in Cairo from 1966-1968. He came to the United States in 1968 where he took the position of Chemistry Professor at California State University, Los Angeles from 1968-78. He was appointed Professor Emeritus in 1978. Dr. Razouk was a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (Emeritus), and a member of the American Chemical Society (Emeritus). He recently received his sixty-year membership in the Royal Society of Chemistry. He served as President of the Rotary Club of Heliopolis in 1959 and 1960. He was active in numerous church-related activities.
He is survived by his wife Henrietta Doche-Razouk; son and daughter-in-law, Reda and Laila Razouk; son and daughter-in-law, Rami Razouk and Deborah Downs; grandchildren, Trevor and Colin Downs-Razouk. Dr. Razouk was preceded in death by his wife Emily S. (Habib) ; sister Maude Bishara (mother of Nadia Hosni and Rafik Bishara); sister Nina Goubrail (mother of Magdi, Hany and Kamel Goubrail); brother Amin Razouk (father of Arline Pohlman, Tony Razouk and Marianne Schlarbaum).
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