Parviz Allahyari Tafreshi

Parviz Allahyari Tafreshi

September 23, 1945 - March 31, 2008

Parviz Allahyari Tafreshi

September 23, 1945 - March 31, 2008


Parviz Tafreshi was a beautiful man. His kindness, patience, sense of humor, and ingenuity made him one of a kind. As a husband to Farie, his unconditional love made every moment of her life a precious gift. As a father to Shawn, he was a mentor, passing his wisdom and kindness with a simple loving hug, and his unforgettable laughter.  
He taught everyone who met him what was truly important in this brief life we all live. The simplest things most people take for granted, he embraced and treasured. He fought unimaginable health crises with dignity and a smile. He fought so very hard, for so very long, not for himself, but for his wife, son, and new-found daughter, Bahar. He danced at Shawn and Bahar’s wedding last year and proclaimed it to be the happiest day of his life. His family and friends meant everything to him.
Parviz loved hunting dove and quail, gardening, creating works of unique art, bird watching, cooking, and fixing anything and I mean anything that was broken. He was a technical wizard, who could create a phenomenal work of art from the earth, using nothing but his hands. He believed in the wondrous intricacies of the natural world, embracing its beauty whenever he could. His spirit is alive today in the garden he created. His vibrant energy lives on in the hearts of all who loved him.
If you are reading this, you know that he was a magnificent story teller. He remembered details of his childhood as if it happened yesterday. He never forgot someone he had met. As a result, we will be informally telling stories at his memorial. Before I go on, I must state quite honestly that he did not like the darkness and bleakness of funerals. He wanted his life to be celebrated by his friends and family wearing white or vibrant colors, anything other than black.
For the memorial service, please think of a story up to 5 minutes, that captures the human being he was. All of you will be asked to come to a podium and speak. Parviz wanted family and friends to celebrate his passing with storytelling, and with colors. The best thing you can do in his memory is to create laughter at his memorial, just like he created laughter in our hearts.  
I love you with all my heart,                                                                                                   
Shawn Tafreshi  -proud son
MEMORIAL SERVICE                                                                                                                  
El Toro Memorial Park                                                                                                                      
25751 Trabuco Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630                                                                    
Saturday April 5, 2008, 11:00am – 1:30pm                                                                                  
The Park will be on your right hand side. Once you enter, look to your right on a small field of grass. You will see a tent. That is where the memorial will be held. Park your car anywhere you can.
4 Seasons Restaurant Formerly Darband                                                                                   
14210 Culver Dr., Irvine, CA 92604                                                                                  
3:00pm-5:00pm  *More stories will be shared
In lieu of flowers, my father would prefer an alternative. For a decade, Parviz and Farie have helped support Moloud Sarlak, a girl living in Poverty in Khuzestan, Iran. She is one of 7 children who lost their father far too soon. If you are inclined, you may donate cash or a check to cash of any amount. Farie and Shawn will guarantee that every penny is donated in Parviz’s honor.

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  1. Shawn says:

    I have so many memories of my father that I could take up the entire page. One memory is of a hunting trip. It started pouring rain and we quickly ran in the tent. My dad started laughing, saying how great this was! He prepared the sleeping bags and I slept next to him with the most amazing feeling of warmth. It was cold outside, but inside the tent was the gentle effervesence of love. I felt safe next to my dad, I knew nothing could happen with my strong daddy next to me.

  2. Farie and Parshawn joon,
    We last saw Parviz a few days before his journey to another dimension we can never know about. One week later we are left to mourn his lose and bear the weight of our sadness in our own solitary ways. Our sorrow is too deep for tears or words. All that comes to mind and heart is the knowledge that a great soul who has lived many lives, and blessed ours with his presence and connection to him, is no longer among us. As we read the thoughts shared by others about Parviz,who in his physcial form, as we knew him, touched many lives in many quiet ways, we are reminded of a poem read to those of us left behind, at the memorial of another friend. We would like to share this with you and your loved ones, because it reminds us of Parviz. So, please allow us to burden you with the long entry:

    The Dash: By Linda Ellis

    I read of a man who stood to speak
    At the funeral of a friend
    He referred to the dates on her tomstone
    From the begining to the end

    He noted that first came the date of her birth
    And spoke the following date with tears,
    But he said what mattered most of all
    Was the dash between those years

    For the dash represents all the time
    That she spent alive on earth.
    And now only thoise who loved her
    Knew what that little line is worth.

    For it matters not how much we own;
    The cars, the house, the cash,
    What matters is how we live and love
    And how we spend our dash.

    So think about this long and hard.
    Are there things you would like to change?
    For you never know how much time is left,
    That can still be rearranged.

    If we could just slow down enough
    To consider what’s true and real
    And always try to understand
    The way other people feel.

    And be less quick to anger,
    And show appreciation more
    And love the people in our lives
    Like we’ve never loved before.

    If we treat each other with respect,
    And more often wear a smile
    Remembering that this special dash
    Might only last a little while.

    So, when your eulogy is being read
    With your life’s action to rehash
    Would you be proud of things they say
    About how you spent your dash?

    We celebrate the life a man who spent his dash well……
    With all our love.

  3. BOB JOHNSON says:




  4. One of the most welcoming, compassionate men we have ever known, Parviz made everyone around him feel at home. His charisma and “joie de vive” clearly live on in Parshawn, as they do in each of us who was lucky enough to have known him.

  5. Farie, Shawn and Brooke,

    We were very sad to hear of Parviz’ death. He was such a warm and dear man. We will miss him.

    We send you our love and prayers that God provide comfort to you at this difficult time.

    Fondly, David and Judy Velasquez

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