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Gurusekaran Devaprasad

December 4, 1940 September 16, 2018
Gurusekaran Devaprasad
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Gurusekaran Devaprasad
Fondly known as Gurusa peacefully went to his Heavenly Home, on September16, 2018, in Middletown, New York.
He was born on December 4th, 1940 in Chennai, India to Kamala Jane and Rhenius Devaprasad.
He was a kind, generous, gentle and man of few words and a loving husband, father, and brother to 5 sisters and two brothers, and an uncle to many nephews and nieces, also numerous other family members and friends.
He left behind his loving wife-Nirmala Devaprasad, Daughter Kamala Rosenberger, son-in-law Bob Rosenberger, Grandchildren Brandi and Robert Rosenberger. Son- Kalyan Devaprasad, daughter in-law SabrinaTraband and 5 grandchildren Keenan, Joshua, Dave, Lyric and Isabella and 2 great grandchildren Margaret and Prudence Devaprasad.
Brother Sunder Devaprasad, Sister In-law Padmini Devaprasad and Sister Swornam Amirtharaj and numerous Nephews and nieces, cousins and friends.
From his wife, Nirmala:
He was mechanically inclined and Studied Mechanical Engineering in India, and Electronics in USA. There were not many things he could not fix slow but surely.
Although he had challenges with his health from earlier years, He continues to carry on without complaints and to the end he was active and lovable person.
May he Rest in Peace
“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and fruit of the womb is his reward” Psalm 127:3
“Children`s children are the crown of old men; and glory of children are their father” proverbs 17:6
As this says Gurusa and I were blessed with children and children’s children, as the olive branches. The Blessings never stopped throughout his life even through difficult times.
His First heart attack was when he was 39yrs old and this year is his 39th bonus years since then. So we the family is Thankful to God for His mercies.
He had a humor and wit he inherited from the father.. and a streak of sarcasm. God knows from whom. I always said it came from the Tamilians..certainly not from our side of the family. May be I was being partial.
He may have been quiet but with few words here and there he made everyone laugh.
He had a streak of genius which makes him think of things and suddenly surprised others. Like when u put a light switch one day suddenly the music will sing...these are before all the techy things came along.
He was very generous with his time and labor and used his skills for many a needy hand. .He has been a house handy husband for many families and ours... In his younger days he could fix anything, whether it is electronics, car problem plumbing, electricity, carpentry or the roof . God really gave him a gift. Of working with his hands..
He was easy going ,and things will take care of itself kind of person, so didn’t like responsibilities much, also the decision making, He knew that the wife will take care of it, if he just prolonged it just a little while longer .nor to discipline the children nor any harsh words for anyone .
Oh and the love of music and has a keen ear for it...he can find the mistakes in to time and rhythm I remember we were traveling in a beat up Toyota one time and with his classical music playing
e nearby cars looking in awe. And not to forget he had talents to play the Piano with notes and pretty much any instrument if he chose to do. .which I am glad our children and Grandkids inherited. In his younger days he used to be in all the sports too. I think getting married killed that one..
He loved to travel.. his instinct for direction and memory was exceptional.so we were always on the go on a long weekend. Because of his love of traveling we went to many places..
And if we were home for the holidays he always loved to have people around him. So we ended up entertaining a lot, and has been a gateway to get people started in this country when they first arrived.
Most of all he was always honest and never took advantage of others and listened to everyone problems so patiently except me of-course!!
Oh I forgot the love of nature. the birds, he fed the hummingbirds with nectar and they actually come in front of him and flutter their wings to say thank you for feeding them. He loves to work on the garden too. And we had fruitful harvest last few years
So all in all God has Blessed him in many ways and have given him two beautiful and kind children, and their families and surrounded with 7 beautiful Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren like the scripture says like olive branches. Also fortunate to have a huge family with brothers, sisters and lots of cousins, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and many many dear friends.
Thank you everyone for coming from far and near... I wish it was a Saturday so you all didn't have to deal with the traffic on this dreary day. I appreciate spending time with us in celebrating his life with us.
From Ralph Waldo Emerson
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded".
He was ready to go in his spiritual mind, he loved to hear hymns
For the best part of the day, he was content and devotional with his songs and prayers
Today he would have said
‘’Oh great redeemer and savior grant my soul may wear the lowliest garb of penitence and prayer. That in the fathers courts my glorious dress may be the garment of thy righteousness. Thou has answered me, righteous Lord, Thine all the merits, mine the great rewards. Thine the sharp thorns and mine the golden crown, mine the life won through your life laid down.
Then in a nobler, sweet song, I will sing Thy power to save
When this child is not dead, but sleeping silent in the grave
And let the spirit rise to heaven. God is calling and I cannot stay. My heart I yield without delay, vain world farewell from thee I part
The voice of God hath reached my heart to pursue thee in life eternal.

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18

Sep

12:30 PM 9/18/2018 12:30:00 PM - 1:30 PM 9/18/2018 1:30:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States
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