Shahriar Rahimzadeh, 32, who had lived in Atherton for 22 years, died Wednesday, July 23, after being struck by a car on El Camino Real as he was walking home.
"While Shahriar's life would seem too short, those who knew him are trying to accept that the quality of his existence far exceeded the quantity of time in which he lived," a family member said. "His amazing intelligence, love of music, broad knowledge of history and random trivia, contagious laughter, sweet sense of humor, innocence and uncanny ability to love and accept unconditionally, all made him too good for this world."
Mr. Rahimzadeh was born in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 29, 1981. In 1983 his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Atherton.
He attended Menlo Park schools and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School in 2001.
He is survived by his parents, Sohrab and Mastaneh Rahimzadeh of Atherton; his brother, Dara Rahimzadeh, who currently lives in Los Angeles but is returning to Atherton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held on Sunday, July 27, at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the International Society for Children with Cancer "
Go to Lasting Memories to see the family's memorial.