Alireza Sohooli

January 27, 1955 - November 12, 2023

01/27/1955 - 11/12/2023

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Funeral Service
Saturday November 18, 2023
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
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The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

AHOSKIE, NC – Alireza Sohooli, a beloved father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2023, in Pitt County, North Carolina, at the age of 68. He was born on January 27, 1955, in Iran.

Alireza was a dedicated and skilled professional engineer who took great pride in his work. He was known for his genuine care and commitment to ensuring his customers were always satisfied. Alireza’s passion for coaching soccer was unparalleled, and he found immense joy in sharing his knowledge and love for the sport with others.

Above all, Alireza cherished his family. He had an unwavering love for his three sons, Russ (Stefanie) Sohooli of Grimesland, NC, Tyler Shea Sohooli of Los Angeles, CA, and Suede Sohooli of Wilmington, NC. Also surviving is the mother of his children, Jeanne Sohooli. Alireza took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and found solace in their success. He adored his grandchildren, Davis and Pierce, considering them the apples of his eye. He also treasured his sisters, Farideh Sohooli of Iran, and Pary Sohooli of Canada. His best friend, Charles Simmons, provided him with unwavering support throughout his life. Alireza’s circle of friends and customers will forever remember his kindness and warm-hearted nature.

One of his most fun family traditions was visiting Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, creating lasting memories with his loved ones. He also found great joy in the presence of his grand dog, Tatum, who brought him much happiness.

The celebration of Alireza’s life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Jeff Douglas officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends to offer their condolences and share cherished memories.

During this time of mourning, let us remember Alireza Sohooli as a dedicated professional, a loving father and grandfather, and a cherished friend. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for the Sohooli family. Online condolences can be expressed by visiting


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Paria Shirvani
5 months ago

I am deeply saddened by the passing of my uncle Alireza. He will forever be remembered for his kind soul, gentle nature, and loving presence. My heart goes out to family and friends during this difficult time.

Susan Buck
5 months ago

I have been his neighbor for years. I am sorry to say that I did not know him well, He had the sweetest. smile. God has angel.

Pary Sohooli
5 months ago

You are my hero for ever, kind and bright. I will hold the memories we shared together so close to my heart. He was one of the best, and we are so fortunate to have had him in our lives. He will forever be remember in the highest regard.

5 months ago


Beth Mckim
5 months ago

Suede, Russ, Shea, Jeanne and all the family I’m so very sorry for loss. My heart goes out to you all. My his soul rest in peace and that you all find peace. Cherish those memories for you will always carry Ali in your hearts. My thoughts will be with you all on Saturday at this difficult time. Will always remember his kind smile. Love to you all.

Carol Swain
5 months ago

Coach Sohooli was a beloved member of the HCHS Athletic family as a coach and friend. His bright smile and generous spirit will be greatly missed. We offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

Nicole Shirvani
5 months ago

My first memory of my uncle Ali also marks the first time I met him at 6 years old.

He picked us up from the airport as we arrived to the United States from Iran, the year was 1985.

Ali brought 3 Care Bear dolls for myself and two younger sisters. I will never forget his kindness from that day and throughout my life.

In January 2022, Ali was able to visit with us including my mother (Pary Sohooli) and my two sisters (Sara & Bobby Basu and Paria Shirvani) and our daughters Ruby and Ellie. I had to work out of
town for part of that time. Ali captured loving moments of our daughters putting on a Christmas play he recorded all 12 minutes and sent this to me in my absence.

Ali’s absence now has left an emptiness in the hearts of many. He will always be remembered for his loving nature and kindness. I am honored to have captured a glimpse of the joy you felt throughout your life and especially over this past year.

May you rest in peace my sweet uncle Ali.

Tommy Hurdle
5 months ago

It was my pleasure to know this fine man and his family. He was a hard worker and always had a smile on his face. He never left the salon without an update on his family and what they were up to. So sorry to hear he is gone so soo . Prayers for comfort and peace for the family.

Wendy Overton-Ervin
5 months ago

I am so very sorry to hear of Ali’s passing. He was such a kind person who always smiled. I appreciate the kindness he showed my mother, and brother, who were his neighbors. Ali was gifted in his profession and shared his talents with others. Friends have shared Ali was an excellent soccer coach. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Jeanette peele
5 months ago

So sorry ! Praying for family & friends