December 22, 1957 – January 3, 2019
Ahmad Alizadeh-Fard, also known as Al Fard, passed away at home wrapped in the love of his family. He was born in Tehran, Iran, the third of four children, of his mother, Khanom Behjateh Ghahremanpour and father, Mehdi Alizadeh-Fard. He joined his siblings in Oklahoma, and remained an Okie the rest of his days. Here in OK, Al developed his skills as a Sales professional, enjoying his career in Auto Sales and counting many of his customers as dear friends. A people person, Al was kind and genuinely cared for others.It was through his work that Al met his wife, Melinda Underwood. They celebrated 33 years of marriage and were blessed with three children. His best days were when he was with his family; his children and their friends who were very close to his heart. His daily prayer was to be a good parent and set a good example. Al was a fun guy to be around, easily recognized riding his red scooter. He was diagnosed with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer this past September, which is rare and extremely aggressive. The Persian word for Champion or Hero is Pahlevoon and so Mr. Al was. Through this battle, he was always seeking ways to serve and cheer others, and often helped others he saw struggling with their own treatment.He was preceded in death by his parents, and his youngest sister, Lily. He is survived by a brother, Ali, of Nice, France; and sister, Maryam, of NYC; his wife, Melinda; his son, Zach and his fiancee, Shannon Thomason; his daughters, Cara and Harper; his mother-in-law, Shirley Bennett; a large, extended family of in-laws in Oklahoma, the East Coast; as well as cousins and uncles scattered throughout the world. Memorial donations may be made to the NCI to further thyroid cancer research.
- Memorial Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
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Donna & Robin Acker
January 9, 2019
We bought two cars from Al. Al was truly a delight, taking great care of us. We were surprised to see that he and his wife had been married 33 years as Al spoke of her in glowing, newlywed-like terms. Al also let us know how proud he was of his children. We will miss him.
We offer our condolences to Al's family.
Donna & Robin Acker
January 6, 2019
I had the pleasure to meet Al while buying a car. This was in 2016 and Al was always genuinely pleasant on each occasion we met.
He went above and beyond in service for me as he corrected any discrepancy that might occur. A couple of times discrepancies happen.
I truly enjoyed visiting with Al, it seems he always had story about car issues. He delivered my car to my workplace after he had given me loaner
to drive, That was how I remember Al, the consummate gentleman and always cordial professional.
I will miss visiting with him when I come to the dealership .Sadly It won't be same without Al.