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Seyed Ali Sadjadi, M.D.

d. March 15, 2024

Seyed Ali Sadjadi, M.D., passed away on February 18, 2024, in Redlands, CA, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Ali was born and raised in the city of Tabas, Iran, the eldest of nine children, in a home whose garden was teeming with orange, lemon, and date trees. When he discovered Redlands, he felt so fortunate to finally settle in a town so like his birthplace.

As a young man, Ali took the university placement exam after high school and his hard work earned him entrance to the University of Tehran, where he graduated with a medical degree in 1972. He looked back on his medical school days with great fondness. He immigrated to the United States in 1974 where he completed his residency in internal medicine, specializing in nephrology.

Despite his sweet and shy disposition, Ali was a fighter. He survived the difficult conditions of his childhood that took the lives of three of his siblings, and later in life, a heart valve replacement, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. He was left reeling after the deaths of his mother and two sisters in the 1978 earthquake that levelled his hometown, and less than one month after the earthquake, his first wife Norie died giving birth to their second daughter, who shares her name. Life was hard for the next four years, with Ali having to balance the demands of his job with taking care of two young children by himself until he met his wife Amanda, who took care of him and his daughters for the rest of his life. Despite these tragedies, he was the most loving dad to his two children, and he taught them by example the value of hard work, education, kindness, generosity, and family.

Ali, known as Baba to those closest to him, enjoyed spending time with his family, tending to his trees, studying history, and traveling. He loved watching MASH, and even his grandson could whistle the theme song by heart. Though he did not watch many films, his favorite movie was Father of the Bride with Steve Martin. He vigorously encouraged his children to eat more fruit. The only meat he could bring himself to eat was chicken, and even then, he felt sorry for the plight of the “poor chickens.” He was a lifelong learner who, immediately after retiring, enrolled at a local community college to learn French and Arabic. But above all, his greatest passion was the study of medicine.

Ali loved practicing medicine so much that he continued to volunteer at his former workplace after retiring. He only stopped seeing patients when complications from pancreatic cancer made walking impossible. Ali is survived by his devoted wife Amanda who tirelessly cared for him during his illness and throughout their 42 years together, his daughter Shahla and her husband Thomas, his daughter Norie and his beloved grandson David, his brother Hossein, his brother Reza and his wife Margaret, his sister Nasrin, and his extended family in Iran, as well as his many botanical children (the cherished fruit trees he planted at his home in Redlands).

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society. The memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 3:30pm at Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel, followed by a funeral service at Hillside Memorial Park on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 9am.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 22, 2024

3:30 - 4:30 pm (Pacific time)

Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel - Redlands

703 Brookside Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Starts at 9:00 am (Pacific time)

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