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Saham Parvizi  

Saham Parvizi

December 5, 1951 – June 1, 2014

Seyed Sahamaldyn Parvizi (Saham “Sam” Parvizi), age 62, of Middletown, DE, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Born in Torbat, Iran on December 5, 1951, Mr. Parvizi was a son of Seyedjalal Parvizi and Soltan Nahidipoor. Educated at the esteemed Polytechnic University of Tehran, he graduated with a combined degree in water resource management and civil engineering. He would later teach at Hamadan University and would go on to start his own company. Well respected by his colleagues, his extensive knowledge led him to a position where he was responsible for the engineering and maintenance of five major dams in Iran. Mr. Parvizi immigrated to the United States in 1999 to provide a better life for his beloved family. He most recently worked as a senior engineer at Artesian Resources.

A technological wizard, Mr. Parvizi enjoyed repairing computers. He would happily lend his assistance to anyone in need. He was referred to as “everyone’s 911”. A devoted and loving son, husband, brother and father, Mr. Parvizi will be dearly missed by his family and the extended members of Bahá’í community.

He was preceded in death by his father, Seyedjalal. Mr. Parvizi is survived by his mother, Soltan; wife, Manieh Ahmadi Parvizi; son, Parham Parvizi and wife Tina Taeb of Portland, OR; daughter, Mahsa Parvizi of Durham, NC; one brother; and five sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday morning, June 7, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 9 am until 10 am. Interment will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery, Lancaster Ave. and DuPont Rd., Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  1. Lynn and Larry Paul, June 4, 2014

    Just heard the news about Saham passing on to the Abha Kingdom. What a sweet, kind and beautiful soul he had which is now with God in paradise. Our prayers are with you and your family as you mourn his loss and we will say additional prayers for the progress of his soul in the next world. Much love to you all. Lynn and Larry Paul

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  2. Soheil and Sally Gharebaghi, June 4, 2014

    Saham was one of the nicest people we had ever met. He was always in a great mood and ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed him, he will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Prayers for him as well as his family. We considered him a brother !! Much love to all of his family during this painful time !! Soheil and Sally

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  3. Ted Robinson, June 6, 2014

    Saham (Sam to us here) was always the finest of gentlemen to everyone he met and worked with here. He was well liked and was a fountain of engineering knowledge and analytical skills. He will be missed by all who knew him. We had lunch together on numerous occasions with an office group trying out different restaurants or to say good-by to someone leaving this office. It is hard now to imagine that he is gone from amongst us all.
    My condolences to his family and closest friends. Ted Robinson – URS

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  4. Pauline & Sam Cannan, June 8, 2014

    Saham’s loving and beautiful soul is now in the Abha Kingdom. We keep him and all of his family in our thoughts and prayers. Much love and many prayers, Pauline & Sam Cannan

    “Life and death are so closely allied that they are the two halves of one heartbeat and yet death never seems very real to us in the normal course of events – who therefore awaited Shoghi Effendi’s death!”

    (Ruhiyyih Khanum, The Priceless Pearl, p. 444)

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  5. saied & jaleh talaie, June 9, 2014

    We received the news of sudden passing of Saham in disbelief. we consider him a friend of the family and his loss will be felt by all who knew him. He was kind and gentle, always wearing a soft smile.
    We are left with the comforting thought that his soul will be in peace for eternity.
    saied & jaleh talaie

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  6. Jennifer Addison, June 11, 2014

    Mani, so terribly sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed for sure. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Joan Mason, June 12, 2014

    Dear Mani,
    So shocked and sorry to hear about your husband’s death. We are all thinking of you at this sad time. We will look forward to seeing you at yoga when you are ready to return.

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  8. Hassan Shantia, June 14, 2014

    I and my Yekom colleagues in Iran were all shocked when we received the news of Saham’s sad demise. He was very nice and knowledgeable man who devoted his efforts to everyone needed. We had a very fruitful meeting with him last yea when he was visiting Iran. He presented all of experiences he had gained during the period that he had immigrated to USA. I pray his soul will rest in peace.

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  9. Massoud Shaker, December 22, 2014

    Last time when I saw Saham was in 1971 while we were studying in the university . As a close friend I saw him talented, kind, innovative and pure May The Abha Beauty elevate his lovely soul to the highest Paradise of His visitation, Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin

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