April 28, 2018

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Fereidoun Shokouhi, known to many friends as "Fry", 59 of Urbana, passed away, unexpectedly, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, Urbana, Ohio.

Fry was a graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla with degrees in Mining and Civil Engineering, later obtaining his P.E. and P. S. Fry was dedicated to public service, retiring from the office of Champaign County Engineer. He served the office for 25 years, including as Champaign County Engineer from 1995-2012. Fry was a member of the County Engineer's Association of Ohio, serving as past president in 2009. In his early retirement, Fry delightfully served as the interim Champaign County Treasurer and Champaign County Recorder, but quickly moved on to his true passions: golf, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Fry was born August 20, 1958 in Saghez, Iran, a son of Javad Shokouhi and Malihe Shahmiri. Fry is survived by his companion of 35 years, Shirley Shokouhi; their children, Sara (Jim) Wright and Kaveh Shokouhi, his 3 grandchildren, Eleanor, Alex and Vincent Wright all of Urbana, his brother, Farhad (Mahjabin) Shokouhi of Reynoldsburg, sisters, Farahnaz (Ali Fami) Shokouhi, Fariba (Ali Bastanmehr) Shokouhi and Fereshteh Shokouhi all of Iran and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the funeral home with the Rev. Timothy West officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Champaign Family YMCA at 191 Community Dr, Urbana, OH 43078

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www. vernonfh.com.

Condolences

Leyla Rahjou and Siamak Esfandiary - May 3, 2018
Dear Shirley, Sara and Kaveh, Our deepest sympathy for the sudden loss of Fry. He was the most wonderful friend and a great human being and will be tremendously missed. Siamak and Leyla (Fereshteh's long time friend) فرهاد و مه جبين عزيز، درگذشت فريدون عزيز همه ما را در داغدار كرد. ما را در اين غم بزرگ شريك بدانيد. ليلا و سيامك
Linda Bailiff - May 3, 2018
I'm shocked and saddened to learn of Fry's passing. I worked with Fry professionally when he was the Champaign County Engineer. I always enjoyed talking with him and could count on his humor even during the course of a serious discussion. May you find some comfort in the words and shared memories of others.
Nancy Hardin - May 3, 2018
Ed and I had a great visit with Fry at Subway last week - he was on his way home to stay with grandchildren. We are shocked and so very saddened for your loss and the loss for our community. Nancy and Ed Hardin
Mohammadreza Shahmri - May 3, 2018
فریدون عزیز همیشه در قلبم خواهی بود.
MICHAEL - May 2, 2018
I am shocked to hear this!! I talked with Fereidoun just last December after I left Ohio for good to Massachusetts. We joked and had laughs over the phone - as usual! Fereidoun was a great friend, a loving family man, a very achieved engineer and more. Fereidoun: I miss you, but we will see each other again some day! Michael Navabi
mohammad - May 2, 2018
فرهاد عزیز،غم از دست دادن برادر گرامیتان را بشما و خانواده محترم، تسلیت عرض می می کنم.روحشان شاد محمد ظاهری
- May 2, 2018
فرهاد عزیز،غم از دست دادن برادر گرامیتان را بشما و خانواده محترم، تسلیت عرض می کنم.روحشان شاد
Peymon - May 1, 2018
Dear Shirley and family, Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences. I am deeply pained and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow I feel at this moment. May he rest in peace! Peymon and Rama
Soodabeh - May 1, 2018
Dear Freidun' family and friends, We all here at Avanenglisgcafe are deeply sorry to hear about dear Freidun's death; actually we are all shocked. Please accept our sincere condolences. We were pleased to have had him here for a while. He was so loving, kind and warm; we've learned a lot from him. His death is such a great loss to all who knew him. May he rest in peace and God bless him.
Fred Bennett - Apr 30, 2018
Having been a long time County Engineer, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Fry for many years. He always called me Dad and referred to himself as my favorite son. He was well-liked and respected by all who knew him, and will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences go out to his entire family.
Nahid &Amir From Toronto - Apr 30, 2018
Dear Shirley, Sara, and Kaveh We still can't believe this terrible tragedy. Ferodoon was a wonderful cousin for us. who always spoke in the most glowing terms of how much his relatives meant to him. He had intelligence, wit, charm and a caring heart that made him a great person. He was kind, humor and compassionate too. In Sympathy, Nahid&Amir
Farhad Namjoo - Apr 30, 2018
Dear Shirley, Sara, and Kave, I am writing to say how sorry I am to have heard of your loss. Fry was very sociable and was highly respected.His presence brought happiness and warmth to his friends and family. His sudden and unexpected death came as a shock to me. I am sure he will be missed. May God bless him. Farhad Namjoo (Parmida and Armita's father)
Steve Stolte - Apr 30, 2018
Shirley and family, I had the distinct honor of being a fellow County Engineer to Fry for thirteen years. Fry was a joy to work with. We had serious County Engineer discussions at LUC or over the phone. But he could also “lighten up” a room with his humor. Please know I will always remember Fry. Thinking of you and your family. Steve Stolte
Frank Onweller - Apr 30, 2018
My sincere sympathy in Fry's passing. Fry was not just a fellow county engineer, but a friend who I will miss. I was fortunate enough to spend time with him at conferences and work together on committees. I will never forget his infectious smile and laughter. RIP my friend.
Terri Marratta - Apr 30, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of the untimely loss of Fry. He was a very friendly person and an active community and school supporter. Grace and peace to your family.
Parvin nezam - Apr 30, 2018
Dear Shirley,Sara and Kave, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. There aren't any words to say, we are so sad and can't beleive it. We wish it was a funny game by Fry😔 This is unfortunate for us.
Jim Cox - Apr 30, 2018
I always enjoyed working with Fry. I consider him a friend as well as a colleague. Champaign County is a better place because of his service.
Keith Earley - Apr 30, 2018
Fry was highly respected by other county engineers. His service as an officer and president will be remembered. Fry was a great guy, a lot of fun and liked by everyone. He will be missed.
Tatiana & Saeed - from Nashville - Apr 29, 2018
Fereidoun was our happy, fun and funny friend. Our lives are richer because of him. Our daughter-in-law said it the best about when he attended her wedding to our son three years ago in Boston, "Fereidoun brought so much life to the wedding party". That is how he always was! He was always so proud of lovely Shirley, their children and later on the beautiful grandchildren. We will greatly miss him, his happy attitude toward life, "his jokes", his smile and, above all his great and sincere friendship. We'll always love you and your family, our dear friend! Our deepest sympathy to lovely Shirley and the entire Shokouhi family. Please take care of yourselves, we love you all!
Nikki Hoffer - Apr 29, 2018
My heart goes out to the family, he was so good to my dad and such a great guy!
Tatiana & Saeed Moharreri - Apr 29, 2018
Fereidoun was
Linda Schetter - Apr 29, 2018
There are no words! I am speechless. A person that always made me smile. Guaranteed laughter. I will miss Fry. God love you guys!
- Apr 29, 2018
 🌹🌹🌹إنّا لله وإنّا إليهِ رَاجعُون🌹🌹🌹
amir - Apr 29, 2018
God bless him. When he comes to Iran, he brings together all the family together and creates happy hours. Everyone will miss him. His empty space always feels. In hopes of seeing him. From my mother(Esmat.nezam) RIP 😔😔😔💐💐💐
Hassan Nezam - Apr 29, 2018
We are all at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Fereidoun. Please know that we are thinking of his family and praying for peace and comfort for them. We will always cherish the beautiful memories of Fereidoun who we will be greatly missed but his warmth , kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. Our hearts are with you in your time of sorrow.
Hassan Nezam - Apr 29, 2018
We are all at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Fereidoun. Please know that we are thinking of his family and praying for peace and comfort for them. We will always cherish the beautiful memories of Fereidoun who we will be greatly missed but his warmth , kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. Our hearts are with you in your time of sorrow.
Mahdis - Apr 29, 2018
Dear Shirley, Sara, and Kaveh words can't express how saddened am i to hear, accept my deepest condolences. We all love uncle Fereidoun and He will still live in our memories.
Fritzi and Geoff Cole - Apr 29, 2018
Dear Shirley, Sara, and Kaveh, So sorry to hear of your loss. We have many fond memories of time spent with your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ellen Bonney - Apr 28, 2018
We were so fortunate to have you in our family. Your energy, zest for life, and sense of humor brightened our lives. We will miss you terribly and will remember you always with much love.

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