Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home & Cemetery

17W201 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL


Behrooz Zahed

February 23, 1936March 7, 2020

Behrooz Zahed, M.D., 84, of Naples, FL. Formerly of Northfield, IL, passed away March 7, 2020. Beloved husband of Nasrin; loving father of Suzanne (Jesus) Zahed-Medina and the late Cameron Zahed; cherished grandfather of Alicia, Aidan, Katerina, Lucas and Sasja. Behrooz will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Burial Sunday, March 15, 2020 11:00 AM followed by a memorial gathering, 12:00 PM at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, 17W201 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to American Cancer Society www.donate3.cancer.org or Alzheimer’s Foundation www.alzfdn.org


  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, March 15, 2020


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Rameen Zahed

March 15, 2020

My Dear Uncle

You were the patriarch and rock of our family. Your wisdom and guidance protected us from our most difficult and troubled days. Your love sheltered us from the storms and gave us the courage to face whatever life brought our way. You will always be my hero in this world or the other.

It is reassuring to me that you will be reunited among those you love as you take your place above the stars and in the heavens above. Say hi to Baba and Bebe, my dad, your sister, and Cameron. I hope to join all of you on the other side some sunny day. Until then, I love you and will miss you very much

Rameen Zahed and Family.

Bahar Takht

March 14, 2020

My sweet Amoo Behrooz Joon was like a second father to me. He was a larger than life figure that positively influenced me and my brothers and shaped so much of our formative childhood years.

Amoo Behrooz always brought a smile to my face and I associated him with excitement, fun, love, and happiness.

Whether he was taking my brothers and I out for pancakes or ice cream, giving us a tour of Lake Michigan on his boat, hosting us in Sanibel or Steamboat, or simply grilling burgers for us in the home he shared with my most wonderful and special aunt, Sassy, Amoo Behrooz brought pure joy, adventure, and excitement to every situation.

He was confident, brilliant, loyal, loving, caring, adventurous, and family-oriented. Quite simply, he knew how to live and how to make life fun.

While my dear Amoo Behrooz is somehow gone, his spirit and memory will never fade and I am so thankful I had him at my side for so many special years.

Lily Zahed

March 13, 2020

I miss you Uncle.

You were always there for us. The rock we sought to guide us through what life hurled our way.

Being with you kept my dad alive, years since he left us all.

I needed you, your strength, protection, warmth, and love.

I will miss the deep talks, savoring a morning coffee with a baguette & honey, feasting at all you can eat sushi bars, indulging in three scoops of ice cream, and mostly seeing those beautiful eyes light up....just like Cameron.

I will miss you
- Lily Zahed