Nassif Michel Hamouch
Nassif Michel Hamouch, 59, of Carrollton, TX passed away at his home July 9, 2014 following a hard fought battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Nassif was born on January 25, 1955 in Monsourieh, Lebanon to Siham and the late Michel Hamouch, and he is the second oldest of seven children. Nassif lost his father during his teenage years and as the oldest son he stepped up to help his mother take care of the family. He worked to receive a degree in philosophy in 1975 while in Lebanon In 1976, wanting to be a pilot, Nassif made the move to the United States. His first stop was Gulfport, Mississippi, but after one month, his home sickness had him heading back to Lebanon for another year. When Nassif came back to America he landed out west in Oakland, California to join close friends from Lebanon. Nassif achieved his first goal of receiving his pilot’s license and then headed to Texas. Nassif moved to the Dallas area in 1979 and soon met Nancy Wyrick, originally of Carlsbad, NM, at a mutual friend’s house. For Nassif, it was love at first site and he was adamant on taking Nancy out for a date. After numerous coffee and french fry dates at Denny’s, the two of them became very close and Nassif knew he had met the one. Nassif had to return to Lebanon for one year, but their love never wavered. They wrote letter after letter during their time apart, and in 1981 Nassif proposed the idea of marriage to Nancy from half way around the world.
Nassif and Nancy were married in Waco, TX on October 22, 1981 while Nassif was finishing school to become a dental technician. Upon graduation from Texas State Technical Institute, Nassif and Nancy relocated one last time back to north Texas. Upon returning, Nassif began working for Reed and Associates where he was mentored and gained invaluable experience in running a business. Nassif was both inspired and determined to own his own business and in 1994 he opened Estheticraft Dental Lab out of his garage in Carrollton, TX. With years of hard work and the help of family and close friends, Estheticraft has become a go-to dental lab for dentists all over North Texas.
Eager to fulfill his desire of building his own family, Nassif and Nancy became parents to three beautiful daughters. Their first daughter Maggie was born in 1988. Michelle, the second oldest, was born in 1990, and their youngest daughter Mariam, was born in 1994. With the birth of each daughter, Nassif’s ability to care for those around him became his passion that never faltered. Nassif and Nancy lived in their “five year starter home” for 25 years. Over those years, their quiet cul-de-sac transitioned from the girls fashion shows to a makeshift drivers-ed course. As it slowly became more and more cramped they made the move in 2009 to a larger home in Carrollton. Nassif’s most important requirement for his new home was that it must be large enough to house the whole family, both present and future.
Soon after moving to Carrollton, Nassif found his second family at Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Dallas, TX. As a longtime member of the church’s parish council, Nassif helped lead the charge of raising money to relocate to a larger place of worship. After years and years, Nassif was able to witness his hard work pay off. In early 2014, Saints Constantine and Helen announced it would be moving to a new location in Carrollton, just a mile and half from his home. Nassif’s love for his family and friends was abundant and everlasting. He worked tirelessly every day to live out his dream of having a large, successful, and love filled family. In addition to his wife and three daughters, Nassif leaves behind his mother Siham Hamouch of Lebanon, his four sisters, Joumana Khairallah of Carrollton, TX, and Loulou Kaadi, Dolly Abillamaa, and Rouwayda Shaaya who all reside in Lebanon. Nassif’s large family also includes a wealth of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Nicolas Hamouch, 2002, and his sister Raghida Hamouch, 2008.
Nassif’s viewing will be held at Saints Constantine and Helen, 3755 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas, TX 75229 on Sunday July 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 13555 Hillcrest Rd., Dallas, TX 75240 on Monday July 14, 2014, at 11:00 AM. Nassif’s passion was his church, and his family asks for any donations to be given in his name to the Saints Constantine and Helen new building fund.