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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63 responses to Parviz Allahyari Tafreshi

  1. Ferry jaan,
    may God bless his beautiful soul and bring patience to your beautiful mind. Please accept my deepest condolenses.

  2. S. Esmaili says:

    Your internal piece, your wisdom and your Love has touched many people around you. I am certain that you have created a power within that will hold you strong through this difficult time. My thoughts and prays are with you and your family.

  3. It is truly an honor to have known Parviz and his loving family. I had the distinct privilege of being befriended by Parviz and Farie in 1981, through our work together at Mission Viejo Imports. Many years and miles have passed since I left Southern CA in 1983. Parviz was very good at staying in touch through his annual Christmas cards. Even though we only spoke on the phone once or twice a year, the bond of friendship remained steadfast over 26 years. Any time I would visit Southern California, I would make certain to visit Parviz, Farie and Parshawn, always welcomed in their home like a member of their family. My wife Gemma and our 3 children were welcome visitors as well. The ultimate honor was in the invitation to Parshawn and Bahar’s wedding; we will cherish these happy memories always. In our loss of Parviz I feel I have lost a brother, full of love, compassion, wisdom and most of all, good humor. Our prayers are with you Parviz, Farie, Parshawn & Bahar.

  4. Ziba Behi says:


    Our deepest Sympathy for you, during your difficult time of loss.

    Manouchehr Pouya, Ziba Behi, Nersi Pouya

  5. Where do I start when it comes to talking about Parviz……Next to my own Dad I think Parviz was the greatest man I ever knew. He always made me feel like part of the family and he always showed such kindness and respect to my parents. His storytelling, jokes, drawing and we can’t forget the orange peel always made everyone laugh. I always knew Parviz was one of a kind and he loved you and Parshawn so much. You really were blessed to have the best husband and father, just remember that. The many, many years I knew Parviz he fought so quietly with his illnesses. He always put on a smile and caried on with such dignity and I always admired that about him. I have thousands of wonderful memeories about Parviz that I will forever cherish in my heart where he too will always live. He was truly a great man who will never be forgotten. I love you Parviz…..

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