In memory of Amreek Singh Paintal

Amreek Singh Paintal, age 75, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on September 9, 2015.

He was the beloved husband of Sureshrani Paintal; loving and devoted father of Ajit Singh (Ranjana) Paintal and Surjeet Kaur Paintal (Christopher Lay); doting grandfather of Ranjit Singh Paintal and Amrita Kaur Paintal; brother of Ujjal Singh Paintal; uncle of Gurvinder Kaur Paintal and Jasvinder Kaur Paintal; and brother-in-law of Usha (Som) Mehta.

Amreek emigrated to the United States from India in 1965 to earn his doctorate, after which he continued to excel in his field. His research is listed among classical papers in hydraulic engineering. He retired as a supervising civil engineer and the head of the sewer design section at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, where he served for 40 years. He educated future engineers at the Illinois Institute of Technology for over 30 years and taught at Oakton Community College for over 25 years.

When he was not sharing his breadth of knowledge with students, coworkers, children and grandchildren, Amreek loved to read everything he could get his hands on, take long walks at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and share a good pizza with his family. He had a dry sense of humor, a generous heart, and will be greatly missed by everyone who was close to him.Amreek Singh Paintal, age 75, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on September 9, 2015.

He was the beloved husband of Sureshrani Paintal; loving and devoted father of Ajit Singh (Ranjana) Paintal and Surjeet Kaur Paintal (Christopher Lay); doting grandfather of Ranjit Singh Paintal and Amrita Kaur Paintal; brother of Ujjal Singh Paintal; uncle of Gurvinder Kaur Paintal and Jasvinder Kaur Paintal; and brother-in-law of Usha (Som) Mehta.

Amreek emigrated to the United States from India in 1965 to earn his doctorate, after which he continued to excel in his field. His research is listed among classical papers in hydraulic engineering. He retired as a supervising civil engineer and the head of the sewer design section at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, where he served for 40 years. He educated future engineers at the Illinois Institute of Technology for over 30 years and taught at Oakton Community College for over 25 years.

When he was not sharing his breadth of knowledge with students, coworkers, children and grandchildren, Amreek loved to read everything he could get his hands on, take long walks at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and share a good pizza with his family. He had a dry sense of humor, a generous heart, and will be greatly missed by everyone who was close to him.