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Faramarz Sami

November 1, 1937 — September 2, 2023

Faramarz Sami, a man of remarkable accomplishments and boundless warmth, peacefully passed away on September 2, 2023, at the age of 85, in his Devon, Pennsylvania home as the sun rose.

Born on November 1, 1937, in Tehran, Iran, Fara's journey began with a passion for basketball, representing the Iranian national team before earning a basketball scholarship to study in America. His academic pursuits led him to Brigham Young University, where he captained the "The Great Iranians" intramural sports team while earning his bachelor's degree in accounting.

Fara's career was equally impressive, starting as an accountant at Purex and steadily ascending to the positions of Controller and Chief Financial Officer before retiring. His dedication, management, and leadership were recognized with honors and accolades, including Manager of the Year and leadership of Purex Toastmasters.

Beyond his professional life, Fara was a multifaceted individual. A skilled gardener, he nurtured a lush and vibrant garden, a daily source of joy viewed through the expansive picture window in his home. He not only excelled in various sports, his mastery extended to backgammon and chess.

Faramarz Sami's remarkable character extended beyond his accomplishments and warm demeanor. He was a person of profound generosity, always willing to sacrifice his own comfort for the well-being of others. Not only did he care for his immediate family, but he also took on the role of caretaker for the broader family, frequently offering financial support to relatives in need. His altruism extended even further as he generously donated to numerous charitable causes, leaving a positive impact on both his extended family and the community at large.

Deeply spiritual, Faramarz was an active member of the Bahá’í Faith, contributing his service to local assemblies in Utah, California, and Pennsylvania. His home in Pennsylvania, known as the Devon Bahá’í Center, hosted frequent Bahá’í activities.

After retiring, Faramarz continued to exemplify his commitment to philanthropy and community service. He dedicated his free time to volunteering and engaged in day trading, with the proceeds directed towards charitable causes. Additionally, he played a crucial role in assisting the Baha'i community by managing their accounting needs. Fara's legacy of kindness, compassion, and service will continue to inspire those fortunate enough to have witnessed his selflessness.

Fara is survived by his cherished wife, Parichehr Salim Sami and his daughter. He was preceded in death by his son, Shawn Eman Sami, and all his siblings whose names are Barazandeh (married to Ataollah Samimi), Manoutcher (married to Gisela Gamberger), Iraj (was married to Judy Lott), Parvoneh (married to Ahmad Djalili), Parviz married to (Simin Ehsani, currently of Bellingham, Washington).  He leaves behind a legacy cherished by his wife, daughter, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Fara's infectious smile and genuine laughter brightened every room. He was known for his innate friendliness and compassionate nature, leaving an indelible mark as a wonderful listener and a man dearly loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
 

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