Mohammad Ali Shobair
October 1, 1923 – September 17, 2020
In Loving Memory
In the early morning of September 17th, 2020, Mohammad Ali Shobair passed away at the age of 96, just two weeks shy of his 97th birthday.
Mr. Shobair was born on October 1st, 2020 in Rasht, Iran, the second of six children to Hossein and Zahra Shobair. He immigrated from Rasht to Tehran in his teens, and again from Tehran to Seattle in his 70's. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, and Master's degree in Social Sciences. Over a career spanning 40 years, he was a math and chemistry teacher, high school principal, and Royal Inspector. At the age of 32, he married his one true love, Azarmidokht (Azarnia), and they were married for over 60 years. Together they raised three children, Sharmin, Afshin and Azin (Rassaian).
Mr. Shobair truly enjoyed the simpler things in life. On any given afternoon, you could find him on a stroll to the lake, where he fed and admired ducks. When he wasn't appreciating nature, he was making kabob koobideh and joojeh kabob for his family, or helping his grand-children with their math homework. He loved to take pictures and make albums to remember the good times. He was also very hard-working and loved figuring things out; the "why" and "how" always held importance to him. He was lovingly known for his gentle soul, infectious smile, and dedication to constantly learning. It wasn't until the age of 90 that he decided it was time to put down the textbooks.
Mr. Shobair was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, whom he is finally reunited with. He is survived by three of his siblings, Ardeshir, Heshmat and Farideh; his three children, Sharmin, Afshin, and Azin (Rassaian); and his five grand-children, Afarin (Kavandi), Azarmin (Kavandi), Jason (Rassaian), Dorine (Rassaian), Shadine (Rassaian) and Boback. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at the Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue at 2:30 p.m.
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