John and Family, We were sorry to hear of your father's passing and wish you peace and comfort. Your neighbors, Peter and Rae Brown (Balsam Lane)
Mr. Najeeb Lotfey was truly a special person. Although I met him only recently, his thoughtfulness, dignity,and sincerity came through with every conversation we had. And, true to form, on our second visit he brought me a small and beautifully hand-painted stone as a gift for my wife. The world was a better place when he was with us. He provided us all with a wonderful example of how to life this life, and we who knew him are indeed fortunate to have been touched by this kind and gentle man.
I am just now learning of this. My deep sympathies to Naj's family. I first met him as a child when my Dad would take me along to meetings with him in his office on Congress St...my family was truly honored to have Naj help to management our affairs. My Dad felt a close personal friendship with him. Naj was a Godsend in helping my mother through the process following my fathers death. I can not say much more in testament to the character and nature that he possessed than what has already been said here. He was a true gentleman, of outstanding professional and personal quality. I have missed seeing him since his retirement. My hopes for peace to the famil.
My deepest sympathy to Mr. Lotfey's family. I remember Mr. Lotfey giving me flowers on my b'day when I worked at MacDonald Page on Congress St in Portland back in 1979.
He was a very nice person to work with and for. I will treasure the memories and miss him.
Our condolences to Barbara, John, Mike and family. We have many fond memories of Naj from years ago when we lived on Mayland Street and you all lived on Irving Street. We still remember with great fondness the wonderful swing that Naj made for Sarah. Our hearts are with you.
Barbara & Darrell Smith
John Walker of H.M. Payson said it best in 2005 when he met with me on Naj's recommendation...he said "Naj Lotfey is a prince of a man".
Indeed he was...
My wife and I have very pleasant memories of Mr. Lotfey who helped us set up my medical practice in Maine 35 years ago. His kindness and mentorship will always be appreciated by us both. Lessons taught about bookkeeping served us throughout our career and made our meetings with him a fun experience - not something one usually feels about a trip to the account.
My condolences to you and your family. I recently retired after 20 years as a paralegal at a local law firm. Mr. Lotfey was one of the first accountants that I worked with. Many years ago, he gave me one of his painted rocks. I still have it and fond memories of a wonderful person.
Naj was our family's accountant and advisor, even after his retirement, and was a long-time close personal friend. He was a gentleman of integrity and kindness and was, by far, the most organized person I have have ever known. We shared a passion for craft projects, and I enjoyed visiting him in his basement "studio" to see his latest creation--everything from stained glass to tumbled rocks and unusual lamps. We used to share info on what dumpsters around town had good wood to "liberate" for our projects. I will always remember his "Q&C" (questions and comments) lists that he prepared before any meeting and his many words of wisdom, like "It's easier to be early than on time." My heart goes out to his family. I know how great a loss this is. He really was one-of-a-kind.
My condolences to John and the Lotfey family. Our prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.
Peter & Janet Johnson
One of the best men I ever met
One of the best men I have ever met
John, Lynn and family. So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mary Beth and Tim Hale (Sosvielle).
Naj was a wonderful man, he will be missed, my sympathy to Barbara and family, Barbara Wildes Class PHS 1950
We are so very sorry to hear about Naj.
He was one of the nicest gentleman we have had the pleasure of knowing in our
business and friendship. Our prayers are with you
My deepest sympathy to Naj's family. We were friends thru most of our school years. Both of us were class of 1950 at P.H.S.
Thoughts and prayers to Naj's family from the families of Tommy's Hardware, where I was told was one of his first jobs if not the first ? I know how much they thought of him and how much working there meant to him over the years.
To son John; so sorry to hear about your Dad. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Lucretia (McGonagle) Dadiego, (Christopher's mom).
So sorry to hear about Naj, he was the nicest man I had the pleasure to know.My sympathy goes out to his family.
I worked with Naj many times. A true expert in his field and fun to work with. Not many left like him.
He followed Donna thirteen years to the day. I am sure she was waiting on the otherside to give her uncle one of her back rubs. Uncle Naj was such a special person with a great sense of humor. He will be sadly missed.
So sorry to hear of Naj's passing - such a nice man, My deepest sympathy to Barbara and family. I first knew Naj in the 1950's - he was my accountant at a small Grain Store. I also rented a cottage to him and family. We soon became good friends. He was a gentle and kind man - will be greatly missed by all who loved him. shirley
Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.
So sorry to read the news of Naj's passing. Sending my deepest sympathy to Barbara and all the family. My association with Naj began in 1974 when I became involved with Maine Steel Corp.in South Portland. I was fortunate to have Naj as our Accountant and friend. On his visits to the plant, he would always leave with some scrap steel to work his magic on. His professionalism and always welcome advice will always stay with me. I am grateful for all the time spent with Naj.
What a lovely man and a devoted family. I am privileged to have met him. God Bless his family at this most difficult time. I will cherish my little painted rock forever
Mr. Lotfey worked with my father years ago at Macdonald, Page, Stratford and Strout on Congress Street. He was a wonderful man. I was fortunate enough to have his two sons at Deering High School. He brought up two nice young men. My condolences go out to Mr. Lotfey's family.
Naj was such a nice man and so very helpful to me ...I never forgot him......
We were saddened to hear about Najeeb. We worked with Najeeb during all the early years at Sabre Yachts and always enjoyed his good nature and competence. He will be missed.
I was fortunate to work with Naj just out of college when he was the former managing partner. There was much to learn from him on how to be a CPA, he was a true professional. One Monday morning there was a new wooden rack that elevated my computer screen, well constructed. Naj built it in his workshop over the weekend. When you did a good job for Naj, he let you know. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
During the 1980s, I came to know Naj Lotfey while serving on the Board of the Maine Society of CPAs. Naj was knowledgeable, well connected, considerate, and helpful. I admired how he juggled all his responsibilities yet made himself available for the questions one would expect of a new Board member. I will always have fond memories of Naj.
My deepest sympathy to Barbara and all of Naj's family. I was fortunate to have known him, as a friend and mentor. I will treasure our many conversations about everything from income taxes to life in general. You have left a sizable hole in all our lives, Naj.
Truly sorry for your loss. Obviously a very loved and respected man.
Naj Lotfey led by example, therefore he inflenced the lives of every one who came in contact with him. I have one of his painted rocks, and I treasure it. He was a great man...one of a kind.
Naj was a wonderful friend and mentor to me. You couldn't ask for a more loyal and thoughtful person to know. I'll miss our frequent conversations, as well as his insights and guidance about both business and life in general. Lunches with Barbara and Naj always were special. A wonderful man, and his passing is a huge loss for many.
I feel honored to have known Naj. He actually hired me at Macpage in 1985 and I truly enjoyed working with him and alongside him for many years. After retirement from Macpage it was great to see Naj in the office on occasion, always working on something! He was a true gentleman. He will be missed.
Thanks to the family for the wonderful photographs. What a guy.....loving memories from Peggy Wescott, "Queenie," in Rotary.
The accounting profession in Maine has lost a great leader, mentor, and friend.
We have often said that there is one line missing in our Code of Professional Conduct and that is: "What would Naj do?".
Naj will be sorely missed by all.
With our deepest sympathy to you, Barbara and the entire family,
The Maine Society of CPAs
sorry for the loss of such a great man..my kids remember all the "tricks" that he showed them. Dave enoyed all the birthday reminders that they shared.
may your memories help ease the pain and emptiness. Thinking of you all Dave & Vicki