Dr. Malek Der­ak­shani

Sunday Star - - OBITUARIES -

EAS­TON — Dr. Malek Der­ak­shani of Eas­ton, Md., died on Jan. 1, 2019.

Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1933, he was the son of the late Ali Ak­bar Der­ak­shani and Neyer Azam Fakre. OL.Molook Der­ak­shani. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from school in Iran, Dr. Der­ak­shani ob­tained his doc­tor­ate from the Sor­bonne in Paris, dur­ing which time he met his fu­ture wife, Si­mone. He trav­eled to the U.S. to ob­tain fur­ther train­ing in pe­di­atrics, and in 1961, he and Si­mone were mar­ried. The Der­ak­sha­nis trav­eled back to Iran, and Dr. Der­ak­shani com­pleted his mil­i­tary ser­vice, serv­ing as a pe­di­a­tri­cian to chil­dren liv­ing in re­mote ar­eas. The cou­ple re­turned to the United States, and Dr. Der­ak­shani worked in var­i­ous po­si­tions be­fore work­ing at the hos­pi­tal in Cam­bridge in 1969. The next year, he be­gan work­ing at the hos­pi­tal in Eas­ton. Af­ter a few years, Dr. Der­ak­shani opened his pri­vate prac­tic, and worked un­til his fail­ing health pre­vented him from do­ing so. He was a de­voted and car­ing physi­cian, who worked with sev­eral gen­er­a­tions of the Eas­ton com­mu­nity.

He is sur­vived by his beloved wife, Si­mone; his chil­dren, Philippe Der­ak­shani of Eas­ton, Md., Nathalie Der­ak­shani (Kevin White) of Eas­ton, Md., Pas­cale Ber­nasse (Pierre) of St. Michaels, Md., Clau­dine Der­ak­shani (Kevin Knowles) of Ash­burn, Va.; grand­chil­dren, Luc Ber­nasse, Nina Ber­nasse, Liam Knowles; and his sib­lings, Anush, Moni, Shi­dan and Bah­man.

A visi­ta­tion will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Mon­day, Jan. 7, 2019, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 1210 S. Wash­ing­ton St., Eas­ton. The fu­neral ser­vice will be held fol­low­ing the visi­ta­tion at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Wood­lawn Memo­rial Park in Eas­ton.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made in his honor to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, P.O. Box 22478, Ok­la­homa City, OK 73123.

For on­line tributes, please visit www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home.com.

DR. MALEK DER­AK­SHANI

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