Amin T. Bishara
Amin T. Bishara
  • October 22, 1944 - September 15, 2017
  • Hurst, Texas

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BISHARA, AMIN T. Born 1944 and departed this Earth to be with the Lord on the afternoon of September 15, 2017. He was a beloved and adoring husband, father and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Suzi, and two sons, James and Robert, whom he so loved, as well as his sisters, Aida, Yvonne, Kamilia, Atina, and Loula, and two brothers, Paul and Hany, for whom he dearly cared. A humble pioneer and successful visionary, who sacrificed it all to leave a successful life in Egypt, overcoming countless odds in order to achieve the American dream for his future family, Amin had a larger-than-life personality and wonderful sense of humor, and proudly enabled the greatest life and educational opportunities a dad could offer his two kids, who went on to achieve a law degree and an MBA. Amin received his BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ein Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and his MS Degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York. After then obtaining his PE in over 40 states, he immediately went on to become a successful engineer, entrepreneur and business consultant, including starting the 24th fastest privately-held company in the nation, and first in Texas, as selected by Inc. Magazine in 1990, as well as serving as an outstanding executive and business leader within the energy sector over the following years. As a boss, he was tough, demanding, and would only accept 50% more than the absolute best you could deliver. He was kind, sharing, thoughtful, and, above all, a total gentleman. He had one of the most astute business minds, and his ability to make a deal that benefited all involved was exceptional. He made multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the World, and was selected as an honorary citizen in 1992 by then-Governor of Texas, Ann Richards. He also served as a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and deeply loved helping children as a Moslah Shriner. Amin and Suzi enjoyed traveling the world together. He loved her cooking, as well as watching Game of Thrones and The O’Reilly Factor, reading the Wall Street Journal, watching sports, especially football, and spending time with his friends. Amin especially treasured time with his two sons, Jimmy and Bobby, particularly, while playing chess and attending their annual Thanksgiving Cowboys football games. He was a caregiver and mentor to all who needed him. He was a passionate, fair and strong leader, an idol to many, and a father figure to all. A man is truly impactful when he inspires those around him to dream more, learn more, and become more; while a great mind produces great men, only the heart is able to guide them through the best ways. Amin was that man to us. We are eternally grateful. You will never be forgotten. Service will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 21, at St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, 1110 John McCain Rd, Colleyville, TX, at which Amin was a longstanding member and fervently served. Memorials may also be made to St. Mary's church. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 PM, at the Foust & Sons Funeral Home, 523 S Main St, Grapevine, TX.