Mehdi Moghaddas

  • Born: 19 April 1954
  • Died: 24 April 2018

Mehdi Moghaddas 19.04.1954 - 24.04.2018

Notice - RECEPTION DIRECTIONS: Please join the family at the Newport Golf Club (NP10 9FX), from 2.15 pm for light refreshments following the funeral.
Newport Golf Club has a diversion in place. When you see Yellow Diversion Board, you must turn right off Risca Road onto Pontymason Lane (uphill). Follow Lane until you see welcome sign to Newport Golf Club on right hand side. Mehdi was born on 19 April 1954 in Meshad, Iran. In 1973, at only 18 years old, Mehdi made the courageous, yet very difficult decision to move away from his family to the UK. He did so to pursue his formal education and see what opportunities he could find in the West. Mehdi arrived in Newport, South Wales with very little grasp of English language. He very quickly made friends with other students in Newport and studied hard to gain his qualifications to set him on the path of a great Engineering career. He studied at Glamorgan University to achieve a BSC in Chemical Engineering. It also didn't take him long to meet his future wife, Janet Davies. 

Mehdi and Jan married in 1978 and had two children, Abbie and Luke. Mehdi's career began with 15 years at the Whibread brewary in Magor where he developed as an Engineering Manager. Mehdi added to his qualifications constantly, including a HND Electrical Engineering and achieved the status of a Chartered Chemical Engineer. Mehdi progressed to work as a Manager for Purolite, Estée Lauder, Tilda, and Cabot. Gaining a wealth of expertise in different industries saw Mehdi and the family move to the Solent, Winchester, Billericay (Essex) and finally back to their home in Newport. Mehdi completed his professional career with 7 years at Cabot Carbon in Barry where he made so many friends.  Mehdi had an ability to help anybody and put a smile on their face. He was full of life. He always loved playing squash and in his 50's took a love to windsurfing. Mehdi’s favorite local spot was Llandegfedd Reservoir, where he spent many happy hours on the open water, surrounded by lovely Welsh scenery.  We are eternally grateful for the wonderful memories and happy life Mehdi has given us. His legacy will live in all of us. Thank you for your condolences.  Mehdi's Family