Hossein Ali Lotfi passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Born on July 16, 1930 in Iran, he moved to the Big Apple in his twenties where he obtained his Bachelors of Arts from Columbia University before living the remainder of his life in Southern California.
Hossein was a painter, a calligrapher, a photographer, a traveler, a gardener, a cook, and a friend to many. He loved art and worked as an illustrator for Lockheed Martin until his retirement. He enjoyed gardening, and would often stop to smell the roses. He had a zeal for travel and his Nikon camera would always follow wherever his travels lead him. In his spare time, he enjoyed painting a new masterpiece, making marmalade (out of anything), and watching westerns.
Hossein loved kabob, a hot cup of tea, BBQs, road trips, all things nature, playing air violin, M&M chocolates, classic films, cognac, tailor-made suits, and dress socks , oh how he loved his dress socks. But he hated garden gophers, solicitors, traffic jams, and nosy neighbors , not necessarily in that order.
Hossein is survived by his wife Mahvash, son David Amin Lotfi, daughter Leila Lotfi Gagnon, nieces, nephews, and many loving family members and friends.
Peace be thine now, Hossein. Continue to enjoy your apple pie and coffee.
A special thank you to Meison La Paz and Haven Health Hospice for their loving care and support throughout these past few months. Also thank you to O’Connor Mortuary for your kindness, assistance, and all of the arrangements.
Flowers are welcome, and memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at http://act.alz.org/goto/Hossein_Lotfi.