It is with great sadness in my heart that I, on behalf of the AG&E Structural Engenuity family, share the news that we have lost our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Mike Hubbard, who passed away last week on Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was recovering from surgery that he underwent after suffering from a ruptured blood vessel in his brain the prior week.
Those of you who knew Mike well are aware of Mike’s passion for astronomy. In fact, Mike had just returned to Dallas from Missouri, after watching the total solar eclipse. He said to me jokingly before embarking on this trip, “I know Dallas will have another total eclipse in seven years, but at my age, one never knows….” I replied, “Aw, c’mon Mike!” That was the last conversation Mike and I had. Such is life.
Mike leaves behind a legacy of success. Successful children, successful colleagues, successful employees, successful projects, and successful clients. Mike was sought out by everyone, sometimes for technical issues, but mostly for his insight and how to do everything right. Mike counseled us all to always make decisions that would have to pass a basic litmus test: Will a certain action result in the good of the most? Good of the company, not just an individual. Good for the entire profession, not just one company. I have applied Mike’s test in life outside of work as well.
Mike’s remarkable technical savvy was matched only by his humility. He never missed an opportunity to instill confidence and wisdom in everyone he mentored. Through laughter and his wonderful sense of humor, Mike always provided great advice, both professional and personal alike. His kindness and genuine heart earned Mike the respect and admiration of those who were fortunate to cross paths with him.
Mike Hubbard is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Paula, his two children and their spouses, and four grandchildren.
A Service will be held in Mike’s memory at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Rolling Oaks Funeral Home located at 400 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, Texas 75019.
AG&E Structural Engenuity
Sanjay Agrawal, PE, SE