Accomplished musician, professional engineer

Published in the August 10, 2016 edition

Obit-Gregg-Sciaba-webWAKEFIELD — Gregg A. Sciaba, 54, of Wayland and formerly of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Aug. 7.
Born on Oct. 31, 1961 to Paul J. Sr. and Joan M. (Sampieri) Sciaba, Gregg was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School and the School of Science & Engineering at Merrimack College.
A licensed Professional Engineer, Gregg was a technical expert, providing civil engineering design and review services for more than 29 years at the engineering firm AECOM (formerly Metcalf & Eddy, Inc.).
Outside of work and throughout his life Gregg was also an accomplished musician, playing the piano and bass and performing with a number of local bands.
Gregg is remembered by friends and co-workers for his intelligence, sharp wit and uncommon sense of humor.
With both joy and sadness, his family celebrates him as the proud and devoted father to Melanie and Andrew; loving brother to Paul J. Sciaba Jr., Lee (Sciaba) Lentz and her husband Anthony M. Lentz; favorite uncle to Zachary, Dylan, Anthony and Alden; former husband of Cristiane (Lira) Sciaba; and cherished relative to many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
Gregg was known to all as a caring and generous man of uncommon integrity and character; always the first to lend a hand, putting others before himself. A dedicated family man, selfless friend and wonderful, wonderful son, Gregg is loved and missed by all.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Aug. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield. Funeral will be he held Friday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Parish, 173 Albion St., Wakefield.
Interment will take place at Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.