Mohammad Rassoul Farivari


Mohammad Rassoul Farivari

March 21, 1951 – June 15, 2024

Preceded in death by his wife, Valerie (Florick) Farivari; son, Thomas Farivari; parents, Taghi and Saltanat Farivari; siblings, Ismail, Heshmat, Nosrat and Bibi.  He is survived by his sons, Justin, Kenny and Paul Farivari; and his brothers, Dr. Abraham and Ahmad Farivari.

Mo was born in Mashhad, Iran, and immigrated to the United States in the early 1970’s.  After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, he would begin a 40 year career with the Nebraska Department of Roads as a Civil Engineer.

His true passion was his love of the sport of soccer.  Over his adult life, Mo was one of the original pioneers of the sport in the city of Omaha; as a player, championship-winning coach and most notably, founder of the Azzurri Soccer Club, and the  annual Azzurri Soccer Invitational, both which he managed for over 25 years.  He was extremely proud to have touched the lives of the numerous young children who played in his club and tournament over the years.

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, June 24 at 10:00 AM, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific.

Interment:  Resurrection Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to Children’s Nebraska Hospital.


1 Condolence

  • Leo & Janet Florick Posted June 17, 2024 3:38 pm

    May God bless Mo Farivari, as well as Justin, Kenny & Paul. Mo was a good father, husband, friend, and man. He had a profound and lasting impact on his family, the Nebraska highway system, and thousands of aspiring soccer players. Mo is at peace after a long and heroic struggle with illness these past several years. He loved his sons and he loved life. I am honored to call him my brother. Thanks for a lifetime of friendship.

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