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Hossein “Hoss” Motlagh

December 29, 1952 — March 16, 2024

Savannah, GA

Adams announces the passing of Mr. Gholamhossein “Hoss” Motlagh, 71, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2024 surrounded by his loving family.

Hossein was born on December 29, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. After graduating from high school, Hossein joined the Iranian military for a mandatory two year enlistment. In 1976 he immigrated to the United States and would eventually become an American citizen.

In 1981 he graduated from Savannah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently a Masters of Technology from Georgia Southern University. While attending college, he would meet his future wife Mindy. To support himself and Mindy during this time, Hossein happily worked at the 17Hundred90 Restaurant & Inn where he would meet several lifelong friends.

American flag in hand gifted by his good friend and mentor Russ Gregory, Hoss then began his 18-year career at Gulfstream in 1981 in the newly formed Completions Center. His hard work and selflessness kept him moving up the ladder and propelled his budding leadership skills. With years of experience and connections now under his belt, Hoss’ entrepreneurial spirit would eventually guide him to the private sector and starting his own businesses. 

In 1998, Hoss, along with seven partners, collectively formed Garrett Aviation Consulting Group. This would ultimately be the building block to his most cherished achievement, starting Savannah Air Center with his career partner in crime Jeff Zacharius. Savannah Air Center was a full service aviation maintenance and completions center that would go on to employ hundreds of people and hugely support the local aviation community. After years of success and growth, Savannah Air Center would eventually be acquired by world-renowned Jet Aviation in 2008.

Following the sale of Savannah Air Center, Hossein retired. … Just kidding, he most recently formed Southern Aviation Parts and Services, as well as sister company Aviation Clean Air.

Hoss’ dedication to work was only eclipsed by one thing:  dedication to his family.  Whether it was sports, art, music or academics, he was always there—cheering, coaching, singing along. Life was an adventure with Hoss - an ongoing exploration of the world, both physically and culturally. Literally, the man could comfortably fall asleep anywhere in the world. He helped so many people in so many ways simply because he loved to see them succeed.

Hoss is survived by his wife Mindy, his daughter Megan, his son Colin, his granddaughter Ruby and his siblings, nieces and nephews.

Hoss was preceded in death by his father Rajabali Rahimitabar, mother Batool Finidokht Ghamsari and brother Mehdi Motlagh.  

A private celebration of life will be held by his family at a later date.
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