Irvinderpa Singh Rai (’87)

Irvinder “Irvin” Singh Rai, 56, passed away on July 23rd, 2020 in Rosenberg, Texas. His funeral service will be held Friday, July 31st, 2020 at Winford Funeral Home 8588 Breen Road, Houston, TexasIrvin (many in the family called him by his nickname “Mintoo”) was born on February 10th, 1964 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India to Mukhtiar Singh Rai and Satpal Kaur Rai. He received his BBA from the University Of Houston. Irvin enjoyed a successful career as both a software developer, as well as, a network engineer and administrator. He worked for various organizations in this capacity including Jacobs Engineering, Symantec Corporation, and Arthur Anderson to name a fewIrvin married Janmeet “Joy” Grewal on June 26th, 1993 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Parmvir Singh Rai is their son and the eldest of the children. Simran Kaur Rai is the middle child and eldest daughter. Parsini Kaur Rai is their youngest daughter. Together, the family spent most of their time residing in the bay area of nothern California, and later in life in Edmonds, Washington, a suburb of SeattleIn his spare time, Irvin was an avid reader of countless books, enjoyed sports, loved music, and was an excellent handyman. Irvin was a man of faith; as such he was a devout Sikh who was extremely well read and knowledgeable in theology. As an example, he had read other religious holy books and texts such as The Quran, The Bible, The Torah, The Vedas, in addition to our own Sikh holy book, The Guru Granth SahibIrvin was one of the kindest and most loving people you could ever meet. He was a dedicated family man, an amazing father, a son, a brother, a cousin, an uncle, and a friend. He was a cousin that most, if not all, cousins looked up to, both on his father’s and mother’s sides of the family. He was generous both financially, with charities, and with his time and energy to anyone and everyone who needed his help. He opened his heart and his life to everyone he came into contact with over the years and he will be sorely missed by us all. While we are all devastated by this tragic loss and he went way too soon, we are comforted that he is at peace now and with GOD Irvin was preceded in death by his father, Mukhtiar “Mike” Singh Rai in 2017. He is survived by his loving mother Satpal “Paula” Kaur Rai, his sister Hardarshan”Selona” Kaur Kang, and brother Raminderpal “Lali” Singh Rai, his nephew Sahib Singh Kang, his niece Inayat Kaur Kang, and his brother-in-law Jagdeep Singh Kang.

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