Tejinder Singh "Ted" Sibia

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SIBIA, Tejinder Singh
Born on August 20, 1937, at village Kila Raipur, Ludhiana District, Punjab, India, died peacefully, under the care of his wife and family, at his Sacramento home, on March 6, 2008, after a short illness. Ted migrated to U.S. in 1960, earned an M.S. in Horticulture from Kansas State and in Library Science from Emporia State University. In 2006, he retired as Head of Research Library Unit for Biology & Agriculture at the Shield Library of UC Davis. He was among the first to develop a site devoted to the Komagata Maru incident, Ghadar movement and early South Asian immigrants. The site, www.sikhpioneers.org, is an invaluable resource on the history of early South Asian immigrants. He was very social and will be greatly missed. He was an active member of the IVACC, Koh-e-Nur Club, Museum Committee of the Punjabi American Heritage Society, Yuba City, and the Punjab Agricultural University Alumni Association. He was a Patron of the Sikh Temple Sacramento, where he served as librarian and started the seniors club. He is survived by his beloved wife Manjeet K. Sibia, and daughter Kiran Tej Sibia. Funeral service & cremation at North Sacramento Funeral Home, 725 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95815 (916-922-9668), on Sunday, March 9, from 9:30-11:00 a.m., followed on the same day from 2:00-4:00 p.m. by Bhog of Akhand Path at Sikh Temple Sacramento, 2301 Evergreen Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691 (916-371-9787).

Published in The Sacramento Bee on Mar. 8, 2008