Hassan A. Mirza

Sep 06, 1948 - May 21, 2023

Hassan A. Mirza

September 06, 1948 - May 21, 2023


Hassan A. Mirza of Scottsdale, AZ after a short but severe illness, left his heartbroken family on May 21, 2023. He was surrounded by his family as he left this earth and joins his mother, father, and sister who preceded him in death. "To God we belong, and to Him is our return."

Left to grieve are Sandra Mirza (spouse), three children, five grandchildren, and four siblings: Azam Dean Mirza; son (his spouse, Courtlyn and three children; Christian, Grace, and Madison). Faye Mirza, daughter, Sydney Mirza, daughter (her spouse, Louis Weimer, and their children Roslyn and Lenna). His Siblings: Hussain Mirza, Hassan's twin brother (Carla Lenox), Dilpazir Zaman (Shamsuz), Mohsin Mirza (Najma), and Jaffer Mirza. Preceding him in death is his sister, Munira Mirza.

Hassan was born in Karachi, Pakistan on September 6, 1948. After earning his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in accounting, Hassan applied for a scholarship to the small university Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. There he received a second Master's degree in finance. During his year at WIU, he met wife Sandra (nee Dean) of Colchester, IL. They were married on May 3, 1973, and enjoyed 50 years of marriage.

He began his accounting career at General Time which was a subsidiary of Talley Industries. In 1976, Hassan was transferred to the parent company Talley Defense located in Mesa, AZ. He and Sandra moved to Mesa where they lived for the next 36 years. After 40 years of service with Talley, he retired as Vice President and CFO of Nammo Talley in 2013.

Hassan loved hiking and the outdoors; through the years he hiked the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Yosemite National in addition he to many other trails in Arizona and Oregon. Sandra and Hassan rode the forest trails of Prescott on their horses Durham and Magic for 25 years while spending their summers at their cabin which he loved than any other place on earth. In addition, since his retirement, Hassan was a volunteer for the Scottsdale Mountain Preserve. He helped maintain and repair the many trails of the McDowell Mountains Preserve.

A reception will be hosted by Hassan's family on Sunday, May 28th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E Bell Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

If making a donation is preferred, the family suggests Western Illinois University Scholarship program.


Service of Remembrance
Sun, May 28, 2023 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hansen Desert Hills

6500 East Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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