Qasim Ahmed Shahid

August 29, 1981May 8, 2019

Qasim Ahmed Shahid was born on August 29, 1981 and passed away on May 8, 2019.


  • Memorial Services Celebrating The Life Saturday, May 18, 2019


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Peggy Nutakor

May 19, 2019

Qasim, the ultimate gentleman! We met back in 2014 through our mutual friend Edwin in Atlanta. Although our encounters were often brief, you made a lasting impression - always calm and positive with a ready smile. I was inspired by your love for let nothing hold you back. I last saw you on 2017 when you came to London, I never imagined that would be the last time. In February you said you were planning another trip to Europe and the plan was to go back to the Lebanese restaurant I took you to. I was really shocked to hear the news - such a good person. Rest easy Qasim. Remembering you, your family and loved ones in my prayers.


Jim Speidel

May 18, 2019

Qasim came to our lakefront home on Lake Arrowhead with my son Rusty Speidel and his family. He also came to the eclipse in Tennessee where our family was gathered. He and Rusty were very good friends. On at least one long summer afternoon on the dock, Qasim and I had lots of time to get to know each other. On one occasion, I was teasing him about not being married, and then we would get into a friendly philosophical discussion on familys and what's really important in life. I was always positively impressed with him. It's hard to believe I won't be seeing him on the dock this summer. What a great guy! And I've heard he was engaged to be married. That put's tears in my eyes.
His family has every right to be very proud of him. I am.
According to my faith, we will meet again, and I look forward to it.


May 18, 2019


I am so grateful to have had a chance to meet you. You always had a kind spirit. You brought so much joy and laughter into my friend Holly's life. You meant alot to her. I know that you will be looking down on her as her guardian angel!

You will always be remembered!!!

allison abbott

May 18, 2019

Qasim saved me from a stingray once, and I will never forget that. Just like i will never forget how much he made me laugh, especially when he was with his family and Loren. I so much appreciate the people who can bring that type of joy and lightheartedness into this world. Qasim's spirit definitely lives on in my thoughts and memories. I know he will be so greatly missed, but I also know he will continue to surround his family with love, now and always.

Tandra Terrell

May 17, 2019

You have positively impacted and inspired many lives in life and now In rest. People that know you are well aware of how you were the epitome of a man that lived their life to the fullest. You were so much for so many people and the hole in our hearts you’re leaving behind can never be repaired. One of the things i admired about you most was how deeply you loved your family and friends and genuinely felt it your duty to be loyal and someone they could call on when in need and you never complained about it. My deepest sympathy to family and friends heartbroken by the loss of our gentle giant.

I miss you now and for always but i will especially miss your unique, beautiful, smooth, therapeutic voice that had the uncanny ability to calm every storm I THOUGHT I couldn’t overcome. I will cherish every memory we shared good and bad as each and every one of those memories challenged me to be a much better version of myself. I love you for an eternity and you will always have a place in my heart.

Until we meet again, rest well my friend.

Tandra Terrell

Carlos Diaz

May 17, 2019

I met Qasim through a mutual friend named Perrin about 8-9 years ago on the beach. We hung out several times on the beach and just kicked it, laughed a lot and spoke about traveling. I can honestly say Qasim was just great to hangout with and be around with. He would laugh a lot and just live life. I appreciated that about him. He was such a positive person. Qasim always had a positive outlook on life. He was a great person as well as a great friend. I will miss him dearly. Thank you for being you Qasim. 🙏🏽

Marie Bernadeau

May 17, 2019


I will always cherish our conversations in passing at the gym. Last we spoke, you encouraged me to see the world. You were a kind soul, witty in the ways that sparked intellectual conversations, and always imparted words of wisdom that needed to be heard. The beautiful thing is... you received the flowers while you were here on earth. I truly believe you can feel the energy and outpouring of love. This summer, I will travel to the unknown and explore uncharted territories in your honor - and definitely in your cool style.

To the entire Shahid family, my sincerest condolences and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in knowing that Qasim is safe in God's care now and that his memory will always and forever live with us all.

Daniel Dillard

May 17, 2019

I cannot begin to express the sadness I felt when I learned of your passing. Your life was very well lived, and you left an imprint on everyone you met. Praying for your family to hold dear the wonderful memories they have of their time with you, and for us all to not forget what you meant to us.

Love you brother,
Daniel Dillard

Ion Snipes

May 17, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family, friends and all of us whose lives were touched by knowing Qasim. He inspired so many, sharing his travels and adventures. May we all heal in our hearts with our memories and knowing he lived a great life.

Warmest Regards,

Lakesha Knight

May 17, 2019

Qasim Qasim Qasim!!! A Sweet and Loving person with the same sweet spirit!! Was a light to any room you walked in! You were very kind, sweet and happy...I met you in 2000 and it was like we were the same because like you, I never met a stranger!! It was an instant conversation that led on for hours!! So easy to talk to, no judgement period...Your Smile is one of the things I will remember because it was so infectious!! You definitely traveled the world!! You were fearless and set out to explore the world and you conquered them my friend!! I like others lived vicariously through your travel life...Thanks for being you ALWAYS!! I feel this picture describes YOU and your PEACE&HAPPINESS!!
REST IN LOVE Qasim Ahmed Shahid💛