OBITUARY

Hamid Jahangard

April 20, 1959August 1, 2019

Hamid, HJ, Jahangard, 60, was taken from us too soon on August 1, 2019.

Hamid was born in Kermanshah, Iran in 1959 to Ghamar Nematollah and Yadollah Jahangard. In a country where he came from a humble beginning, he worked hard to create the life he always dreamed of. Hamid’s favorite movie is The Godfather; it is fitting that he exemplifies this famous quote: “Great men are not born great, they grow great.” Hamid’s journey in life shows that an amazing man can come from humble beginnings and create an empire.

Hamid’s empire extends past Atlanta; however, this is where he found his true home. A self-made man, Hamid, came to the United States with little money in his pocket but the promise of the American Dream in his heart. Through hard work, he was able to bring the rest of his family to America all the while pursuing his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hamid always said, “People can come and take everything away from you, but the one thing they can never take from you is your education.” Hamid lived by his word and pursued a master's degree in civil engineering at Georgia Tech.

If Hamid was the king of his empire, his daughters were its purpose. Hamid’s greatest mission in life was his two daughters, Sahar (24) and Sepeideh (23). When his daughters called, he dropped everything to be their superhero. Following the death of their mother last year, Hamid constantly asked, “Am I enough?” The answer without question was, “YES. Yes, you are enough; yes, you are the best father.” There will never be anyone who loved and protected their children with the same dedication.

One of Hamid’s gifts was his belief in people. By giving to others, Hamid’s legacy expands beyond his family and friends; Hamid’s influence can be felt throughout Atlanta and the world. His influence was not only material, but spiritual as well. Hamid supported, cared for, and offered his energy to everyone. Through his example, we can see how one man can change people’s lives for the better. Now it is our duty, as acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family to carry on his life's mission. One person has the power to change thousands of lives and they need only to change themselves.

Hamid’s time on this earth was well spent, building a dynasty founded on his energy and love. He will be incredibly missed and survived by his daughters, Sahar and Sepeideh, along with his siblings, Habib, Nahid, Manu, and Roya. In addition to family, his friends will continue his legacy.

Please come celebrate his life with them, Thursday the 8th of August at one o'clock in the afternoon at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Doors will open at eleven thirty for visitation and the service will begin at one o’clock.

Services

  • Friends Are Cordially Invited To A Visitation With The Family

    Thursday, August 8, 2019

  • Services Celebrating The Life

    Thursday, August 8, 2019

Memories

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Denise Atkins

August 26, 2019

Greetings! To the daughters and family of this wonderful man...I did not know your father but it hurts to know that such a good person was taken from your lives in such a manner. He touched many lives in such a positive way throughout his life and despite his success, he still remained humble and caring. Not many in his position know how to balance such feelings. My heart and condolences are with you all during this time. Also, I am a firm believer in karma...Justice will be served for this transgression. Peace and love to the family, R.I.L Mr. Jahangard.

Julie Bonavita

August 26, 2019

I don't know your family but just read of this tragedy. I am so sorry this happened to you. I will keep you in my prayers.

Angie Driscoll

August 25, 2019

I am sickened to hear of such a senseless loss of life. I did not know Mr. Jahangard, but please know that his story has touched the hearts of many who have read about a decent, hard working family man who was loved and certainly not deserving of such a despicable action. To his family, sincere condolences.

Bruce Stultz

August 25, 2019

I have worked 15 years at Home Depot on Holcomb Bridge Rd. Roswell , Ga. He would come into our Home Depot in the Paint Department at least once or twice a week and He would always wait for me to talk with Him about Home Improvements and to Small talk and say Hello ! He always had a very warm and Soft Heart . I loved that Man, Hamid ! He was always so Kind ! I pray that His Daughters will have a Happy and Safe Life and continue to share his warm Heart and Happiness .
I will miss Hamid ! God Bless Him !
Bruce Stultz

James Harris

August 25, 2019

Extremely sorry to hear about the loss of the Father the husband they came to America to seek the dreamy always desired. I find reading the story it's just a tragic event that was committed against him and his family and Justice shall Prevail in the end. To the family please accept my condolences and know that I feel your pain and your loss.

Linda Fleming

August 12, 2019

Dear Habib, Nahid, Manu and Roya,
I just learned about the tragic loss of Hamid. Please accept my sincerest sympathies. We worked together at Consolidated Equities during the mid 80s and we became fast friends. Hamid was wise beyond his years.....even in his 20s. He was so much fun to be around and I always admired and respected his common sense, determination, work ethic and drive. He could light up a room with his smile and his laughter. He remains one of the most positive, uplifting people I have ever known. He always made me laugh and when I would think of him years later, the memories always brought a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. When life presented challenges, he always had the ability to ability to put things in perspective. I admired him, tremendously. He loved his mother and all of you so very much. In 1990 when I decided to build my first home, he and I partnered to make it happen. I could not have done it without Hamid’s guidance and patience! I don’t think there was anything Hamid could not accomplish if he set his mind to it. When Sepeideh and Sahar were little girls he pulled into my driveway one afternoon and they were in the backseat. He was so proud of his beautiful little daughters......his greatest accomplishment. I had never seen him as proud as he was that afternoon. He lived a life that was such an inspiration to so many. Over the years I have thought of him, often, and I am honored to have known him. He was a good man, son, brother, father and a wonderful friend to me. Rest In Peace my old friend. You will be missed. 💕

Nozzi Ritchey

August 9, 2019

I remember Hamid from over 40 years ago. At that time he was a brilliant student at Georgia Tech and he also worked at Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Once he invited Us over for a concert at the hotel he was employed in, they treated us extra special once they realized we were friends Of Hamid, in addition, I remember he was a devoted brother to his sisters and a devoted son to his mom I remember him as a person who set the bars up so high and was so successful in achieving them all, not many people would be capable of doing all that ,,,and still maintain a fun and lively persona. he always had the best jokes he was life of a party. It wouldn't be a party if Hamid wasn't invited. I was and still am in awe of him.

Majid Shirazi

August 9, 2019

Hard working, intelligence left too soon but he is in in much better place

Amir Ghannad

August 9, 2019

I didn't have the privilege of having a close relationship with Hamid. I had met him a few times briefly as we had quite a few mutual friends but I didn't know much about him. I felt moved to attend the memorial service to pay my respects and I am so glad I did.

It was impossible to not notice that Hamid had touched countless lives in his short time on earth and I'm sure many others walked away, as I did, inspired and compelled to follow his example. The moving tribute shared by his daughters, Sahar and Sepideh, about Hamid's life, and particularly his relationship with them was proof that you don't have to live a long life to make a mark that cannot be erased. I have the greatest admiration for these two young women for their maturity and strength, and their resolve to keep their father's legacy alive by living out his values.

I wish Hamid's family and friends strength and pray that they may be comforted by knowing that he was and will continue to be a force for good in this world.

Brian Nourollahi

August 8, 2019

Hamid & I went to the same school in the 80 ‘s. He had a hard of gold, and always helped his friend. He was a great student, a visionary and a successful businessman. He left us too soon, and will be missed terribly by all his friends.

May God grand you everlasting peace my Friend...

FROM THE FAMILY