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In Memory

A living site in memory of Ashok K Chandra to remember and honor him. A man with a golden heart and an extraordinary mind. A cherished father, husband, and friend. And a doting grandfather. He left us November 15, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer.

The site features the sentiments and memories shared by friends and family. Feel free to send this site to others. We will keep adding to it; if you have something you’d like to share, please click here to send it to me.

Click below to see a category of posts such as Remembrances or Talks from the memorial event. See pictures of Ashok.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Remembrance: Tushar Gheewala

My deepest condolences on Ashok's untimely death. We will all miss his amazing presence, but savor his many many great memories. For me they are many from Stanford days, to IBM and Yorktown to our trips together to Panama and the hiking and tennis. I shared an album earlier today that has photos of Ashok hiking at Mt. Whitney and also to Half Dome where Ankur and you had also come.


Ashok was such an amazing person in so many different ways. We were all so lucky to have his presence in our lives. And while we will miss him dearly, I am sure he will be remembered lovingly for a very long time. 

We had so many wonderful memories with Ashok through our times together in Stanford, Yorktown and back in Bay Area. Plus hiking, tennis and travels together.  The one that sticks foremost in my mind is the time we hiked up Mt. Whitney when we were turning 50 and wanted to do something to prove that we were not quite over the hill yet.  Ashok as usual was on top of the tallest mountain in mainland us with no trouble.  I on the other hand was suffering from severe altitude sickness.  I was dizzy, disoriented, whizzing and tired. Ashok along with Reeta stayed patiently with me for over 8 hours guiding and encouraging me down a step at a time.  And even when we got to the hotel extremely tired, he took me to emergency room and stayed up with me till I felt better.  He literally saved my life that day.  And did it with his usual grace and sense of humor.

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