Zia Najm Araghi peacefully reached the end of his journey in life on Tuesday 19 April 2022, surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife Farkhondeh, his son Koosha, his daughter Sarah, his daughter-in-law Myca, and many nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and extended family near and far, around the world.
Zia was a kind, gentle, and compassionate man who had love for most everyone and respected all his fellow humans equally, at whatever level of society they may have been. He believed in and practiced the essence of this stanza of a poem by Hafez which he frequently recited: One whose heart is alive with love shall never die...
A broadly educated man, Zia achieved many technical accomplishments in his career. He also was a model and mentor for many who became successful because of his guidance, efforts and care.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor his memory are respectfully asked to contribute to a charity of their own choice, or to an Alzheimer-related institution.