Amin John Amirkia
December 17, 1981 – October 6, 2012
Born on December 17, 1981 to a loving family in Seattle, Washington, USA, Amin came from an Iranian heritage. His family had come to America after the Iranian revolution in 1979 to escape the persecution of the members of the Bahá’í Faith – the largest religious minority in Iran. Amin was born at the height of post-revolution persecution, just days before his maternal grandfather and paternal aunt were put to death in the notorious Evin Prison in Tihran, Iran on the account of their Bahá’í beliefs.
Amin grew up under the watch of a caring mother and a loving father and was blessed to have an older sister and a younger brother – all of whom he adored. He also had a large extended family including his grandma, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, and more to whom he was close.
Amin had a full childhood with joyous birthday parties and karate classes, excelled at school and athletics, and had many friends. In his teens, he traveled to China to visit his aunt, uncle and cousins there. Together they took a memorable journey to Mongolia. This trip would leave an indelible mark in his life including his decision to base his career in China in later years.
After high school, Amin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in 2004 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Seattle University School of Law. After successfully completing the bar exam in Washington State, he decided to move to China and establish himself there. This meant learning a new language and culture which Amin embraced wholeheartedly and worked diligently to achieve. At the time of his passing, he was an Associate with the Beijing office of the California-based law firm, Sheppard Mullin.
Amin was full of hope, zeal and energy. He was cheerful, good-looking, an excellent communicator, caring, confident and trustworthy. He had impeccable taste, took good care of himself, ate well and was a master chef. He was caring and went out of his way to help others or lend a listening ear. Three outstanding qualities that will always be remembered by all who knew Amin are justice, trust and love. He will be greatly missed by all.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, October 27, 2012
- Memorial & Prayer Gathering Sunday, October 28, 2012
- Interment, Reception
Amin John Amirkia
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December 13, 2012
Deepest condolences from an ex-colleague in China.
October 28, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to Amirkia Family,
May Baha'u'llah grant His paitents upon you all.
Nasser & pouran khozoui
October 26, 2012
I testify O my lord, that Though hast enjoined upon men to honor their gust, and he that hath ascended unto Thee hath verily reached Thee and attained Thy presence. Deal with him then according to Thy grace and bounty!..... (Baha'i prayers)
Please accept our deepest condolences and most sincere sympathy.
God bless his soul and bestow upon you patience!
Bijan and Lisa Safi Ottawa, Canada