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. Fairie-I did not know Parviz but have always remembered you from before he came to the States. Nancy let me know he was sick. All I have heard he was a wonderful person Your good memories will be a comfort to you. God Bless you and your family. Inez

  2. Our deepest Condolences go to Farie, Parshawn, Bahar, and all the family and friends of Parviz Tafreshi.

    Parviz Tafreshi was an amazing man to say the least. He was always in good spirits, and happy. Mr.Tafreshi was the ideal father, and loving husband… a true gentlman. Nothing can replace his impact on all our lives & his personality is legendary, and will live on forever. He truely had a beautiful soul.

    I remember when I was younger whenever there was a dinner party where the family was together, Parviz would always be drawing funny portraits of people. They would be on napkins or small pieces of paper, whatever he could find. I would always ask him to draw one for me. – Nima

  3. Janet Burtt says:

    Dear Farie,
    I was so sorry to hear about Parviz’s, your “Soul Mate’s”, death. I’m so sorry I was not among the privileged ones who knew him personally. Your son, Shawn’s, eulogy touched me deeply. Though I will not be able to attend the memorial, know that my prayers, deepest love and respect are with you and your family.

    God bless you all,
    Janet Burtt

  4. Lila Newman says:

    You made me laugh more than any one else. I’ll always remember your humor and your wit. you will be missed.

  5. Linda Brown says:

    I send my love and prayers to Farie, Shawn, and everyone who had the honor and privilege to know this beautiful, loving, kind exceptional man. Deepest heartfelt condolences.

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