Sudhir N. Ghia
April 9, 1945 - February 13, 2017
Sudhir Ghia, 71, passed away on February 13, 2017 at the University of California, San Francisco, surrounded by loved ones. He will forever be remembered for his adventurous spirit, passion for life and love of family.
Sudhir was born in Santa Cruz, Mumbai, India the second youngest of nine children to Narottamdas and Parnkaur Ghia. Sudhir attended St Xavier's University, Mumbai where he majored in Physics and then went on to receive two Master's degrees in Physics and Math. During that time, he met Indira when he was her tutor while she attended Wilson College. Sudhir and Indira married in 1974 in Mumbai. Sudhir came to the US in 1975 to get his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Sudhir and family then moved to New York in 1978 at which point he was joined Indira and Rajeev. After two years, the family moved to the Bay Area where they currently reside.
Sudhir was an avid traveler, a gifted cook and a foodie. He loved taking spontaneous trips that always kept his family guessing as to how and when he would arrive. Education was instrumental to Sudhir prospering in the US and he passed on this thirst for knowledge to his children. He deeply cared about his family and would always be willing to give advice, depending on the recipient and whether or not they asked for it. Sudhir was selfless in prioritizing his family and friends.
Sudhir was a devoted son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife, Indira, his children Rajeev, Samir, Shishir, and Falguni, and his grandchildren Finn, Scout, Arnav, and Indy. He is also survived by his brothers, Kirti and Jawahar, and his sisters, Nila, Asha and Hema.
Friends and family are invited to Sudhir's Memorial Service on February 16, 2017 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm at the Darling-Fischer Campbell Memorial Chapel at 231 E Campbell Avenue., Campbell, CA 95008.
A memorial page has been created in his honor to further research to fight heart-related disease.