Dr. Seyed Assadollah (Assad) Monajemi passed away on Friday, 6/19/2020. He was born and raised in Isfahan, Iran, and was the youngest of three sons to Ali and Rabob. After completing high school education in Iran, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK followed by a PhD in Applied Statistics from Harvard University. After completing his doctorate degree, Assad returned to Iran where he began working at the Central Bank and he eventually became the head of the Economic Statistics Department. He also taught various courses in mathematics, statistics, and economics at multiple colleges and universities across the nation over the course of his career. More recently and over the past nearly two decades, Dr. Monajemi was employed at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director.
Assad was a dedicated husband and family man, loving father, and dear friend and colleague to many. Together with his wife of over 40 years, they raised two sons, Dara and Kaveh, with loving care. Dr. Monajemi is fondly remembered by his family, friends, colleagues, and former students as a highly intelligent, yet humble human being. He had an incredible sense of humor and an infectious smile. His strong faith guided him throughout his entire life. He never hesitated to help anyone in need.
Graveside service will be held for Dr. Monajemi at Parklawn Memorial Park on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 am. Invited guests should meet on the driveway to Parklawn at 9:45 am. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, a celebration of his life will take place at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Assad’s memory to any of the following:
- St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/)
- Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (https://cholangiocarcinoma.org/)
- American Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.org/)