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. Yara says:

    I have so many lovely memories form Daei Parviz, He was the greatest, most lovable and funniest in the family. Since my father, Hadi, has a big almost afro hair, Daee Parviz would always draw his caricature on a napkin or a paper plate as he is bald! The trick was to draw him and then flip the top part of the paper and draw a bald head there and show everyone that even Hadi could loose his hair as quick as flipping a paper!!
    You will be missed greatly Daee Parviz Joon.


  2. Dear Farie, Parshawn and Bahar,
    All our thoughts are with you.

    It”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢s so hard to find words to express our feelings. However there’s so much to say about Parviz azizeman.
    We, family and friends, were all blessed to know him. He was a beautiful example of sincere generosity, courage and dignity.
    He touched our life with his love and kindness. A true Gentleman in every sense of the word. His love of life was a source of inspiration to us.

    We all miss Daei Parviz so much. He will always have a special place in our heart.

  3. To Dearst Ferdose, Here are a handful memories I have from Parvize because I only saw him a few times but each and everyone has had an effect on me. Your wedding day back in Isfahan in your parents home don’t ask why because I don’t either I was just a little girl but could see how much you both were in love and ofcourse the deep voice, hair and how tall he was. A few occasions when you came to our house and one in particular when Parvize made a comment about my sister’s artistic abilities toward shaping the green onions and radishes or my mom’s cooking or my dad’s story…, his great sence of humour made it hard for anyone to forget him. In 1995 when I first came to Ca., to visit my family You and Parvize had invited everyone over to your place and after so many years when I saw Parvize again nothing had change in him, still a great person and as usual he gathered all the kids including my two little ones and played games with them to keep them busy. August 2006 was the last time I saw Parvize and alough illness had some physical effet on him, he was too strong and had too much love for life to let this bother him. We consider ourselves very lucky to have met and known such a wonderful human being. I am sure all the happy memories Parvize has left you with will keep you going stronger than ever.
    With love

  4. niaz says:

    My dearest uncle,
    We will keep your wonderful memories in our heart for ever.

  5. I only saw him a few times, but I consider myself as Niaz’ friend, so blessed and lucky to have met and known such a wonderful man. He was a sincere, generous and a kind man with such a great sense of humor.
    His love has brought so many people together and now I wish his memories will bring so much love to his family and friends.

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