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

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  1. When someone dies I say, “°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã…”I wish I said these things to them before they left.”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Â These are the things I wished I had said to Parviz while he was here on this plane, since I know he can hear me I will tell him now.


    You are strong
    You are also gentle
    You are funny
    You are a great friend
    You are very spiritual, I can see it in your eyes
    You are an incredible Father
    You raised an incredible son
    You have a beautiful daughter in law
    You are very proud
    You fixed everything, I loved that about you, thanks for fixing my watch.
    You met and married the love of your life
    You are Farie”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢s soulmate
    You are a wonderful husband
    You are free of pain and Illness now
    When we leave this plane please be there to meet us
    When you see Steve give him a hug for me and give Timmy a big kiss from his Mama
    While we are here on this plane you will never be forgotten

    You are Parviz and you are home

  2. Azizam, Parviz,
    I miss you every time I breath. Please keep coming back in my dreams. I live only to carry your legacy. That is my calling for now.I don’t need to tell you how much I adore you, I don’t need to tell you how precious you are to me, I don’t need to tell you anything. I have already told you all that. All I want to say is: I would give anything to hold you in my arms once again.
    Your Farie

  3. My beloved,
    Thank you for coming to my dreams last night. I watered all your flowers this morning, and sat on the swing you perfected. I talked to you the entire time, and saw unbelieable sign that you were hearing me. Did you hear that I love you now just like the first time I told you ” I LOVE YOU, Doostet Darm”. Your Farie

  4. i love him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. This is the second Christmas without your presence. I continue to miss you with each breath. I am with Mitra and her family in Austin. Everyone talks about you and misses you. No one can even guess how vast is the emptiness I feel without you. I think our son is the only one who knows. I love you Parviz.

    1. Dear Ferie,
      I am hoping that you may still remember meeting me many, many years ago in 1976.
      We met, travelling overland through part of Turkey and Iran
      You and Parviz have never been forgotten. Although our meeting and time together was brief, your kindness and friendship certainly left us with special memories of you both.
      Yesterday, whilst sorting through old papers from the past, I came across a single sheet of paper which either you or Parviz gave us before we parted ways. On it are written several names with contact details, in case of an emergency, and we had need of help whilst travelling across Iran.
      This is what prompted me to try to make contact with you and I tried to look you up on Google.
      I was very sad to learn that your beloved husband Parviz is no longer by your side.Reading through the many messages of condolence and appreciation it endorses our memories of Parviz. You were both so young and full of life. Forgive me for using this link to make contact with you. With loving thoughts, Leela !

    2. Leela says:

      Please let me know who I can get in touch with Farie.

      1. Leela says:

        “Faire, I would be very happy to be able to contact you even thought it’s been so many years since we met you on your overland journey to Tehran.
        Leela “

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