Juneau resident Arsalan J. Sadighi died Jan. 27, 2010, in Tampa, Fla, while completing his studies at Stetson University School of Law.
Arsalan was born Nov. 12, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He spent his childhood in Tehran, his adolescence in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and his adulthood in the United States — where he married his wife and raised his family. He earned a master’s degree from UCLA. He moved to Albuquerque, N.M., and then to Juneau, where he lived for 20 years and raised his family. While in Juneau, he worked as a systems programmer for the State of Alaska and became an adventurous fisherman. Dedicated to tennis, he raised two great tennis players who continue the tradition of his love for the sport. His family wrote “As a member of the global Bah┐’┐ Community, his life was inspired by a deep sense of dedication and service to the communities where he lived.”
Services in celebration of his life and commemoration of the first anniversary of his passing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the Treadwell Room of the Baranof Hotel.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tahirih Justice Center, 6402 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 300, Falls Church, VA 22042.