John A. Kazemi, generous doctor

June 9, 2021

Mr. John A. Kazemi, 78, of Georgetown and Washington, D.C., passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Washington Hospital Center. 

John was born in Gonabad, Iran Jan. 15, 1943, to the late Ali and Fatima Kazemi. He was the youngest of 12 siblings. After losing his parents and some of his siblings at a young age, John moved to the U.S. in search of a fresh start and a safe environment to raise his future family. In D.C., he met the love of his life, Amina Sauragal Kazemi. 

John earned a doctorate in medicine through the University of D.C. while helping care for his newborn son, John Jr. He used the money he saved from his years as a doctor to invest in real estate. 

Through the years, John used his properties to help countless friends in need - sheltering friends who didn’t have a place to stay and paying off rents for friends down on their luck. Through it all, he never asked for so much as a thank you. He helped others because it was the right thing to do. On the weekends, John enjoyed taking his family to Rehoboth Beach, using his home in Delaware to explore his passion for gardening and relax away from the city.

John is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Amina, and their son, John Jr., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 13, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call from noon to 1 p.m., for viewing and visitation.  Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Butcher will officiate.

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