Monday, May 5, 2014

Mirza Rabbaig: DWSD Loses Veteran Engineer

Sad News -- Over the past weekend, Mirza M. Rabbaig, P.E.,  a 33-year veteran of the DWSD died unexpectedly while visiting his family in India.  He was 64 years old. Mr. Rabbaig is survived by his wife, Shaheen, sons Maseer and Shaheer, and daughter, Sheema.

Mr. Rabbaig was the Head Engineer of the CSO Control Group, and had over thirty years of experience with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Since 1994 he managed the development and implementation of the DWSD's Combined Sewer Overflow Control Program.

Mr. Rabbaig was also active in his community. He was President of his mosque (Muslim Community of Western Suburbs) at this time of his death.  

Comment: I met Mirza only a few times, and didn't know or work with him like many of you did. If any of you have thoughts or stories that you'd like to share with the DWSD community, I'd be glad to publish them. Please e-mail me here and put "Mirza" in the reference field. You're also free to post a comment.   


Sam Alhumdi said...

What a great man. I attended the mosque for many years as a teenager. I used to play volleyball with him and the older men a few days a week. He never complained about me joining in on the game. He was a selfless individual that cared more about his family and community than himself. He will truly be missed
- Sam Alhumdi

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