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“" Heartfelt condolence to my dearest uncle.We shall be missing you .We have lost a genius of our family.My deepest heartfelt condolences to your...Read More »
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“One of my favorite professors at KSU-Trumbull. It was his effluence and mentoring that has given me the skills I use everyday. Without which my world...Read More »
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“Many people have a passion for math and computer programming because of Aftabur Rahim. He was a great man and a fantastic teacher. The world will...Read More »
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“Aftabur was my dear friend for many years. He was a man of integrity and honor, positively affected my life as well as the lives of all who knew him...Read More »
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“Just returned from out of State and heard this news. I will miss talking to you and enjoy our memories. Saddened to hear of your passing. I still...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Woolsteen

“Please accept my sincerest condolences. Aftabur and I were colleagues at Trumbull Campus for 34 years. He was a devoted professional in his teaching...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Salvatore Caronite (Emeritus Professor of Psychology)

“Professor Rahim impacted the lives of so many students while teaching at KSU. He was passionate about his teaching discipline and was eager to share...Read More »
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“My experience with Dr. Rahim was in the dental office. Dr. Joseph Bedich was his dentist and I am one of the assistants. Dr. Rahim was a kind and...Read More »
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“You were not just my colleague, you were my very good friend and my source of inspiration. Though I cannot see you in the Technology Building at...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Dariush Rezaei

“I will miss you, friend. The Technology Building at campus will just not be the same without you. With thoughts and prayers for you and your family,...Read More »
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Kent State University Emeritus Faculty Howland – Aftabur Rahim, 76, Emeritus Faculty, Kent State University, passed away Tuesday morning, June 20, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, OH. Aftabur was born in Khalina, India on September 12, 1940, youngest of 12 to Khalilur Rahim and Nazman Nessa. Aftabur received his Bachelor of Science in mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry at Shyamsunder College, India, a Master of Science in Mathematics at Jadavpur University, India, and a Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science at Youngstown State University. Prior to coming to the U.S.A. in 1975, Aftabur was a Mathematics professor at the A.H. College and the Rajshahi University in Bangladesh. He received numerous medals and awards for his professional achievements in India and Bangladesh. He began his career at the Kent State University, Trumbull Campus in 1980. As a computer technology faculty, his expertise was in programming languages. He was instrumental in planning and setting up the first computer hardware lab for the Kent State University Regional Campuses system and a lab for Advanced Computer Assembly and Configuration. Over a span of 35 years at Kent State University, in addition to excelling in the classroom as an educator, Aftabur's achievements included serving as the director of the computer center, coordinator of the computer technology program, the student conduct hearing officer, a faculty senator, and an AAUP representative. He retired in 2015 and was granted an emeritus faculty status. He was a member of the American Mathematical Society. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing, participating in table tennis tournaments, and playing soccer. He is survived by his son, Anisur Rahim, two daughters, Jahanara Begum and Noorjahan Begum and their families. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. Visitation will be held on Thursday June 22, 2017 from 10:00AM-12:00PM at Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts – Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483. Private burial will take place following the visitation. In Aftabur's memory, memorial contributions may be made to the Kent State University Foundation, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, OH 44483. All gifts will support the Kent State Trumbull Faculty and Staff Scholarship. Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.robertsclarkchapel.com

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