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. Warmest thoughts for fond memories.

    Jeffrey Briar and Ruthe Gluckson
    and those who share Joy with you regularly on Laguna Beach.

  2. Dearest Farie and Shawn, your husband and father was/is a great man, kind, funny and very sweet. He always had a smile for me and questions about my family. His caring always put me at the heart of a visit, it was never focused on him, he always made me feel special. Your husband and father was the special one and he will be greatly missed by me and by everyone who”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢s life he touched.

    Farie, when my sweet son Tim Jones passed you were there at the mortuary with me, I wish I didn”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢t live so far away so I could be with you now; however, I know you are surrounded by loving friends and family. In Tim”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢s guestbook you shared this poem with me and I can only hope it brings you some peace now as it did to me then.

    When I am gone, release me, Let me go.
    I have so many things to see and do.
    You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears.
    Be happy that we had so many beautiful years.
    I gave to you my love. You can only guess
    How much you gave to me in happiness.
    I thank you for the love you each have shown,
    But now it’s time I traveled alone.
    So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
    Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
    It’s only for a while that we must part,
    So bless the memories within your heart.
    I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
    So if you need me, call and I will come.
    Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near.
    And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear
    All my love around you soft and clear.
    And then, when you must come this way alone,
    I’ll greet you with a smile, and say…..”Welcome Home”

  3. Dear Ferie,Shawn and Brooke
    My condolences and deepest sympatty to you, your family and friends.

    I am so terribly sorry about Parviz’s death and he was a wounerful man and dear friend, He will be missed among all of us. God bless him.

    Mansour Houshmand

  4. We have lost a great friend ,but we’ll never lose the space he occupied in our hearts.

  5. parviz was wonderful kind man, i ever known. you cannot find anybody like him. i’ll love him for ever and he will always hold a spacial place in my heart.

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