Fekadu Asrat

October 8, 1946March 1, 2012

Fekadu Asrat was born October 8, 1946 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He completed both his elementary and high school education at Emperor Menilik II High school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He then continued his education at the Poly Technic Institute of Technology at Baher Dar, Ethiopia. After graduation, he became a teacher for two years at Awasa High school.

Fekadu then got a scholarship and came to the United States. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at Warren Wilson College and his Master’s degree in Physics at North Carolina Central University. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University. He worked for thirteen years for Carolina Power and Light Company (presently Progress Energy) as a senior engineer, before he was laid off. Science was Fekadu’s fascination and he loved to talk about the subject every time he had the opportunity.

Fekadu is survived by his wife, Ellenie; sister, Zenebework; nieces and nephews, Hanna, Saba, Daniel and Teddy.

Fekadu will be loved and missed by his family and his friends.

A funeral service will be held 11am Monday, March 5, 2012 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Burial will follow at Wake Memorial Park, 7002 Green Hope School Road, Cary.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 5, 2012

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Sarah Mesfin

March 8, 2012

"My dear sister Ellenie, I am so sorry for your loss! Fekadu was a great guy and he will truly be missed!My thoughts & prayers are with you & the family! Fekadu is with the Lord. God Bless!" Sarah Mesfin

Angela Kingery

March 5, 2012

Ellenie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Frieshgenet Dabei

March 5, 2012

Ellenie, we are so sorry our deepest sympathy, Fekadu was a great man of God he loved the Lord!!! we will miss him. You are in our prayers, Let God's Strong Hand comfort you and all the family.
Love you Friesh and Tsdale

Nicole Long & Family

March 4, 2012

Ellenie, we are so sorry for your loss. Fekadu will truly be missed. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!


March 4, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cheryl McDonald

March 3, 2012

Ellenie, You have my deepest sympathy! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl McDonald

March 2, 2012

Big Hug Ellenie from your friend Lawson