Siddiqui, Waheed H., Midland, Michigan


Our precious husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend Dr. Waheed-ul Hasan Siddiqui passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Indeed to God we belong, and indeed to Him we shall return. Son of the late Khurshid Hussein and Amir Bano, Waheed was born August 2, 1939 in Bijnor, India moving to Ottawa, Canada in 1966 where he received his PhD in Toxicology. He married Nuzhat Parveen on January 9, 1969. He moved to Midland in 1979 and was employed at Dow Corning Corporation, where he authored and co-authored hundreds of articles/publications. He remained at Dow Corning as a beloved colleague and mentor until his retirement in 2009. Waheed was a strong pillar of the Muslim communities of Midland and Saginaw, promoting peace and goodwill. He was also a long-standing member of The Society of Toxicology and the Teratology Society. Waheed enjoyed gardening, dabbling in the financial markets, working out with his friends at the gym, and watching cricket and college sports. He will always be remembered for chatting and discussing the finer points with anyone who came to seek his advice, his huge hugs, big smile, and his infectious laugh! Waheed will be sorely missed by all who knew him, and by his family who so deeply love him. Surviving are his loving wife Nuzhat; his son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Jafar and Uzma Siddiqui and their son and Waheed’s only grandchild, Yasin, of Buffalo, New York; his daughter Dr. Asma W. Siddiqui of Ann Arbor; his brother Mahmud Siddiqi and his wife Rashida and their family of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters in India and Pakistan; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews around the world. Honoring the Islamic tradition, funeral services took place April 6, 2011 at The Snow Funeral Home in Saginaw, Michigan with burial at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeland, Michigan. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at http://www.lls.org/#/waystohelp/donate. The family also encourages people to become part of the National Bone Marrow Registry through the National Bone Marrow Donor Program for Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell donation at www.marrow.org. www.snowfuneralhome.net