Al Dadgar

June  25th, 1952 May  15th, 2024
Holbrook Woodstock
Al Dadgar

Death has nothing to do with going away. The sun sets and the moon sets, but they're not gone.
Death is a coming together.



In Loving Memory of Al Dadgar: A Tribute to a Life Well Lived

Thank you for visiting Al's memorial page. Here, Al's friends and family can share their treasured memories and photos, celebrating the beautiful life he lived.

Al Dadgar, born on June 25, 1952, in Tehran, Iran, took his final breath on May 15, 2024, in Holbrook Woodstock, aged 71. Al’s life was a testament to kindness, courage, resilience, and an immense love for his family.

From a young age, Al's academic brilliance was evident. As the first child and son of his family, he earned a place at the prestigious Aryamehr (Sharif) University in Tehran, where he studied Metallurgy. In 1978, Al made the bold decision to move to the United States, determined to carve out a new academic path. Relocating to New York City, he was later admitted to the University of Kansas, where he earned dual degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics.

It was during his time at the University of Kansas that he met his beloved wife, Madia, marking the beginning of a blessed and enduring marriage. Following the 1978 Revolution in Iran, Al and Madia chose to establish their life together in the United States. Their journey took them to California, where they thrived both personally and professionally, launching a successful business and building a community for nearly three decades.

Al's life was filled with both triumph and profound loss. In 2020, he experienced the devastating loss of his wife, Madia, to a rare autoimmune disease. Seeking solace and familial support, Al moved to Marietta, Georgia, to be closer to his niece and her family. Shortly thereafter, Al was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Displaying immense courage and optimism, he fought bravely for nearly two and a half years.

Throughout his life, Al was a beacon of generosity, hard work, and unwavering commitment to his loved ones. His strength and wisdom left an indelible mark on all who knew him, always accompanied by a bright smile and kind words. The void he leaves behind is immeasurable, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of those who loved him.

Al was preceded in death by his mother, Nosrat Khojasteh Dadgar (2003), his father, Mohammed Dadgar (2006), and his wife, Madia Dadgar (2020). He is survived by his sister Sarah, brothers Ameer, Hameed, and Saeid Dadgar, seven nieces and nephews, one grandniece and one grandnephew who adored him. Numerous other loving family members and loyal friends will forever cherish his memory.

A celebration of life ceremony to honor Al will be held at Holbrook Woodstock on June 9th, 2024 from 2 to 4 PM.

Rest in peace, dear Al. Your beautiful soul, smart insights, and caring heart have touched countless lives, and you will be greatly missed. Your legacy of resilience and love will continue to inspire us all.



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June 18, 2024
علی عزیزم ، پسر عمه جان

شما را با عشق در نگاهتان به یاد دارم
بر قاب عکسها

و حسرتی در دل
از ندیدنتان

دوستتون داریم


Nazanin Khojasteh
June 17, 2024
In the face of such heartbreaking news, I just want you to know that our thoughts are with you all.
Losing someone as “ Ali Dadgar” is an immeasurable loss,
I offer my deepest condolences and sympathy as you cope with this grief. For sure, he is resting in peace with his beloved wife. I entirely appreciate his efforts during the time that Madia was struggling with sickness and needed his support,
Noshin & Alireza Banaei
Alireza Banaei
June 16, 2024
My deepest sympathies, to Al's family on his passing. My heartfelt condolences to you all. With the loss of my beloved sister, Madia and Al, I pray for both their souls to find each other and peace on the other side.

Najmiyeh & Vinod
Najmiyeh Madani
June 9, 2024
Brother Al was a great friend and had love and happiness always. The Yosemite trips were so fun and special. The Super Bowl parties always crazy!! We miss you brother!! May you always have love and happiness!! I wish you the best!!!
Mike Tate
June 8, 2024
I am so lucky to have been brought into the amazing group of Al's Paso friends. "The Lumpies". All the loving memories shared here by family and friends of this truly special man are heart warming. No wonder he was appropriately labeled "Beautiful Al". Rest in peace "Beautiful Al". You are sorely missed. You brought much joy to so many people.
Baja Bob
June 5, 2024
My dear Al,
It’s hard to find the right words to describe the worth of your character. You hold a special place in my heart. I carry on with the lovely memories we've shared. Whenever people compliment you, my pride in you grows even stronger. I endure much pain due to your absence, but I have faith and believe you are at peace. You were the most incredible brother any sister would desire. I dream of reuniting with you in a different realm someday.
Your sister will forever cherish you❤️
Soraya dadgar
June 5, 2024
Dear Uncle Al, I am truly grateful for the chance to have met you once in my life. It's heartbreaking that I was unable to see you again. You were like a beacon of light wherever you went, and that light will forever shine in my life. You always went above and beyond to assist and direct those around you. You accomplished your life's purpose, which was to spread kindness and wisdom. Your positive attitude , generosity, and thoughtfulness will be always remembered. We all will be proud to mention your beautiful name, Al Dadgar. Your name will always bring to mind qualities such as kindness, love, beauty, honor, and greatness. Yet, these words alone do not fully capture the essence of your remarkable life. I wish you peace in the afterlife, I miss you my dear❤️🦋
Parvaneh amiri
June 4, 2024
Saeid Dadgar
June 4, 2024
My dear Al, I was a 10 years old kid when you went on a trip. It was a long trip. I was 53 years old when you came and we met again after many years. When I saw you , I just realized how lovely and positive you were. you filled me with your positive energy. Dear Al, you went on a trip again, but this time, I will come to see you myself, my dear brother.
Saeid Dadgar
June 2, 2024
Our little group of friends in San Luis Obispo County, California, made such wonderful memories. We have lost a dear wonderful member in Al. Always ready for a hike or a good meal. He was the most positive man with a huge smile to brighten up a room. Super Bowl gatherings at Ginger and Mike Tate's "ranch," and outdoor pizza gatherings at Mari Baldwin's "Manor." Kayaking in Morro Bay with Dale. Al's spirit and smile will always be with us. We miss you dear friend.
Dale & Janice Carr
June 2, 2024
Yosemite was very special to Al and Madia. This photo was taken on the way to sprinkle Madia's ashes in the Merced River which runs through the gorgeous Yosemite valley.
Mari Baldwin
June 2, 2024
I only encountered Al a few times, but each time I came away with the distinct impression that I had been in the presence of a kind and gentle soul. His smile lit up the room, and his laughter lifted spirits. We need more people like him. He will be missed.
Ron Bast
June 2, 2024
All of my memories of Al involve him smiling. A group of us used to go hiking a lot and Yosemite was our favorite spot. One day we were hiking down a 4-mile trail that came down the valley wall. The trail was steep and rocky. Somewhere along the way Al's hiking boots disintegrated. Both of the soles fell off and he ended up doing a lot of the hike in his socks. And when he got down to the bottom of the trail all he did was laugh about it. Typical beautiful Al. We will take you on many future hikes with you in our hearts.
Mari Baldwin
June 2, 2024
My Dear uncle Al,
You were a true champion in my life and your impact and influence stay with me forever. You showed us truly how a perfect combination of kindness, wisdom, thoughtfulness and intelligence mean. You are in my heart forever.
Shahram Ajamian
May 30, 2024
My beautiful uncle Al,
You were and still are a bright light in my life, a role model, and a person whom I look up to.
Thank you for all you did for us and for all the great memories.
You are gone from my sight but not from my heart.
I am always proud of you, the lessons you taught me, and your legacy.
I will love you forever.
Zohreh (Zoe)

Family tree

Mohammad Dadgar
Nosrat Khojasteh Dadgar
Madia Dadgar
Madia Dadgar
Al Dadgar


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We will come together to remember and pay tribute to the wonderful person. While we mourn the loss of our dear, we also aim to cherish the moments shared and the joy brought into our lives. Your presence would mean a great deal to us during this time of remembrance and reflection.
13682 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
The Holbrook of Woodstock, the Active adult Building
Sunday, June 9th, 2024 at 2:00 PM

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