Ben passed away at home on October 20, 2019. Beloved husband to Maryam; loving father to John (Hasti) Mostowfi of Woodridge, IL and Anita (Chris) Soltis of Oswego, IL; caring grandfather to Dyllon and Ethan Mostowfi and Melanie and Joshua Soltis; dear brother to Bahram (Shahnoosh) Mostowfi of Toronto, Behnaz (Ahmad) Mostowfi of Toronto and Bahman (Azam) Mostowfi of Tehran.
Ben graduated from Hadaf High School in 1969 in Tehran, Iran. He continued his education in Tehran by attending Aali College of Accounting and Financial Services and was in the graduating class of 1974. His education career continued in the United States by attending Southern Illinois University and graduating class of 1981 from Roosevelt University. He worked faithfully at TTX Company in Chicago as a Senior Manager of Material Supply until 2005. Ben also worked for the Home Depot Company in a pro-desk position.
He was an active member at Life Changers International Church in Hoffman Estates, IL for many years and was a member of Bible Study Fellowship where he was a leader in the Student Program. He thoroughly enjoyed teaching and leading several Bible study groups and took his role as a man and role model of God seriously. He touched the lives of many through his love for life, God, and family.
Ben had many hobbies and interests. Whether he was having a BBQ, eating his favorite Rocky Road ice cream, or relaxing in the screened in porch birdwatching and spotting other wildlife, he always kept a smile on his face, shared with those around him, and learned to enjoy life to the fullest. He also loved to hunt and mountain climb, which led him to completing a climb at Mt. Damavand, which is the world's 12th most prominent peak. Fishing was also a passion of Ben's and he especially loved his fishing trips to Hayward WI and Chippewa Flowage. He was an amazing soccer player and a gigantic Chicago Bears fan. But above all else, Ben loved his family. He loved his wife beyond what words can describe and loved his grandchildren immensely. Their marriage of 44 years surpassed the tests of time. Known as a jack of all trades, he passed down an immense amount of his wisdom to his son and daughter. He shared his love and treated all the children in the family as his own.
Please join us to honor the life and legacy of Behnam "Ben" Mostowfi, visitation will be held Friday November 1st, 2019 from 4pm-9pm at Dundee Funeral Home 525 Dundee Ave., East Dundee IL 60118. A Funeral Service will be Saturday November 2nd, 2019 at 10am at Life Changers International Church 2500 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates IL 60192. A second visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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