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Shakir A. Rahhal

SHAKIR A. RAHHAL Age 80, died Thursday, February 28th at home following a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Nazira (Rizk) Rahhal; his sons Mark, Ellis (Kat) and Joseph (Jennifer) Rahhal; and his daughters Kathy and Cindy (David) along with six grandchildren and many close friends. Born in El Kefir, Lebanon, he immigrated to Ohio in 1951 to attend Ohio State University where he graduated from with a degree in engineering. He relocated to Seattle and then to Rialto for 35 years, finally retiring to Temecula where he lived his remaining fifteen years. He began his working career as an electrical engineer at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle. He relocated to Southern California where he worked in engineering at both Kaiser Steel and California Steel. During his tenure there he also returned to school, eventually earning a master's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Redlands. Mr. Rahhal had a passion for the outdoors, touring much of the United States and enjoying the essence of what the nation had to offer. He especially loved the southern deserts of the west, where he owned several beautiful and remote properties. He was an avid fisherman in his later years, and especially loved the alpine lakes of the Sierras and eastern San Diego county. He had an enormous talent and understanding of gardening and managed to live primarily upon what he himself would grow. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9th at 4:30pm at England Family Mortuary at 27135 Madison Ave in Temecula.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 6, 2013
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