Rene Joseph Chikhani
04/09/1936 - 12/18/2021
Obituary For Rene Joseph Chikhani
On the morning of Saturday December 18th 2021, Rene Chikhani passed away after a long 2 year battle with cancer. Rene was surrounded by his family and loved ones in his final moments. Rene was a husband, a son, a brother, a father, and a grandfather. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years Nawal, as well as 4 kids, and 7 grandkids. Rene was the second child of five kids, he is survived by his brother
Reiad and sister Mona.
Rene Chikhani was born in Beirut Lebanon on April 9th, 1936. He and his family left Lebanon, and moved to America when he was young in search of a better life.
Rene ended up in Cleveland, Ohio as a teenager, working at a gas station to help support his family. During his senior year of high school, Rene moved to Youngstown, Ohio to help take care of his Aunt after her husband became ill.
When Rene turned 18 he was drafted to the U.S Army where he was an engineer, and a proud member of
the Fort Huachuca rifle team.
Rene would enjoy a highly successful career as an engineer. In 1987 while working for Ampex, Rene invented a system for recording and reproducing radar signal information that helped identify large aircrafts from smaller aircrafts.
Above everything else Rene Chikhani was a provider. Rene constantly sacrificed his time, energy and efforts into making the lives of those around him better. His final moments were symbolic as he was surrounded by the family that he and his wife Nawal built from the ground up.
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