Dr. Michael H. Momeni

Dr. Michael H. Momeni
Dr. Michael H. Momeni. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Dr. Michael H. Momeni passed February 17, 2023 in Temecula, California. Michael was born in Tehran, Iran on March 22, 1938. He became a US citizen in 1966. He then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Iowa. While a student in Iowa City, he met his beloved wife of 53 years, Jo Ann Hafner.

He is survived by his wife Jo Ann Hafner Momeni; children Kevin Momeni (Amery, WI), Dr. Catherine Sandhofer (Robert) (Los Angeles CA), Richard Momeni (San Diego CA), and Carrie Momeni (Boulder CO); grandchildren Amanda Momeni, Ashly Ninke (Andrew), Simon Sandhofer, and Maya Sandhofer.

A memorial gathering is planned for Saturday, March 4 between 1 and 4 p.m. at the England Family Mortuary, 27135 Madison Avenue, Temecula. A short service of remembrance will be held at 2:30. Internment of ashes will be at a later date at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque IA.

The family wishes to thank Michael and Jo Ann’s neighbors for their kind support over the years. Michael was so happy to spend his retirement in his Temecula home and community. In particular they want to thank their neighbor, Sindica Wade, for her incredible help during a very difficult day.

If friends or family wish to make a donation in Michael’s honor, they could consider a donation to the Sierra Club Foundation, the Temecula area Santa Margarita Group Sierra Club Organization or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.