August 8, 1951 – April 14, 2017
Shahrookh Shahbahrami passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the age of 65. He was surrounded by his loved ones.
He leaves his wife of 34 years, Homa Yazdani; his son, Omeed Shahbahrami and his daughter-in-law, Yasmin Youssefi; his daughter, Neda Shahbahrami and his future son-in-law, Jeffery Mahmood; his brother, Shahpoor Shahbahrami; his sister, Mahin Shahbahrami; and many close family and friends.
The Son of Hormoz Shahbahrami and Iran Khezri, he was born and raised in Shiraz, Iran, a place that he always cherished. He spent his early years in his hometown obtaining his undergraduate education before relocating to the United States in 1971. He would go on to receive degrees in business and optometry.
He met the love of his life at a Baha’i Conference in Kansas City and they spent the remaining years raising their two children in New Jersey.
He was a devoted husband and loving father. His family and friends fondly remember his continuous jokes and happy demeanor no matter the situation. He was a family man, and couldn’t help but smile when his children were the topic of conversation. The joy of his life was to see his children grow into successful young adults. He cherished seeing both his children complete their education and pursue their careers.
He enjoyed animals, nature, and spent most of his time outdoors gardening. He was a man that did everything himself, and found no challenge too difficult; a lesson he instilled in his children.
Shahrookh had a kind and gentle soul. His selflessness was apparent to every life he had touched. He brought peace and comfort to any situation, no matter how tense. His genuine personality made everyone smile. The void created by his absence will forever be noticed; he will forever be with us.
A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A graveside service and interment will be held at 11 am on Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 in the Mt. Comfort Cemetery, 6600 S. Kings Hwy., Alexandria, VA.