October 4, 1941 ~ November 2, 2020

Born in: India,
Resided in: Augusta, GA

Chandulal L Dodia, 79, of Augusta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2020.

He was born in Rajpipla, India on October 4, 1941, son of the late Lavjibhai and Diwaliben Dodia. He is survived by his wife (Lalita), son (Manish), daughter (Darshana), and five grandchildren that gave him great joy.

Chandulal graduated in 1964 from MS University in Baroda with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He immigrated to the US in 1974, initially living in Chicago, Illinois with his family. After seven years, they moved to Southern California for a brief period and finally settled in Augusta, Georgia where he was a Professional Engineer for almost 25 years at Bechtel Power Corporation.

Chandulal was a man of great faith, honor, and courage. He played many roles as head of the Dodia family: loving husband, giving brother, devoted father, and proud grandfather. His favorite pastimes included reading, playing with his grandchildren, and taking lots of road trips.

After suffering a debilitating stroke in 2005, he was paralyzed on the left side of his body. However, after hard work and immense willpower, he was able to walk (with limitations) again.

He was an avid tennis fan and his favorite player of all time was Rafa Nadal.

Chandulal will be missed dearly for his kindness, compassion,humility, loyalty, and most of all, his genuine smile.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no public funeral.

Instead, the last rites will be performed by close family members, which will be viewable via livestream on Friday, November 6 at 10:00am

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of the following non-profits:
β€’ Hindu Temple Society of Augusta (https://augustahts.org)
β€’ Shakti Mandir Atlanta (http://ambajiusa.org)
β€’ American Stroke Foundation (https://americanstroke.org/donate)

 

Service will be delayed for a short time, please stand by until the service starts.

Services

Hindu Service: November 6, 2020 10:00 am - November 6, 2020 12:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

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  1. Our deepest condolences on passing of our dear friend Chandubhai.
    God bless his family in these difficult times.
    Pravin and Bhanu

  2. CandleImageWe are heartbroken at the passing of our dearest family friend Chandubhai. Our deepest sympathy to the Dodia family. God bless you all and hope his soul is resting in peace. Om Shanti πŸ™πŸΌ

    Thakkkar Family

  3. CandleImageWe are heartbroken at the loss of our dearest family friend Chandubhai. Our deepest condolences to the Dodia Family. God bless you all and we pray his soul is resting in peace. Om ShantiπŸ™πŸΌ

    Thakkar Family

  4. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and family. We’re praying that the light of God’s face shines on you in the darkness of your grief. Dear friend Chandubhai loss deeply saddens us; may our prayers guide his soul to our Vaikunthdham.
    Jay Shankar from Uma and Mahesh Gor

  5. CandleImageJai Shri Krishna!
    No words can describe
    How sorry we are
    for your loss.
    Please accept our
    Deepest Condolences.
    πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  6. CandleImageOur deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family🌹
    . It is great loss of my dear childhood friend Shri Chandubhai, my love and prayers ,peace and comfort to his soul

  7. CandleImageWe are heartbroken for the loss of my Dearest childhood friend shri Chandubhai. I can’t
    believe it. Our deepest condolences and prayers to Dodia Families. God bless your all family we pray for his soul rest in peace πŸ•‰πŸ•‰πŸ™πŸ™

  8. CandleImageWe are heartbroken for the loss of my Dearest childhood friend shri Chandubhai. I can’t
    believe it. Our deepest condolences and prayers to Dodia Families. God bless your all family we pray for his soul rest in peace πŸ•‰πŸ•‰πŸ™πŸ™

  9. We were honored and delighted to have Uncle at our wedding and loved his vibrant spirit so much. Love and deepest condolences Lalita Auntie, Manish, Darshana and families, from our family.

  10. CandleImageWe are heartbroken at the loss of dear Chandubhai.
    Chandubhai will be terribly missed along with his smile. He was loved by all of Joshis’.
    He will be cherished in our memories forever.
    Please accept our sincere condolences.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    Saroj and Avinash Joshi

  11. CandleImageWe are heartbroken at the loss of dear Chandubhai.
    Chandubhai will be terribly missed along with his smile. He was loved by all of Joshis’.
    He will be cherished in our memories forever.
    Please accept our sincere condolences.
    May his soul rest in peace.

  12. CandleImageA good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. We will miss him.
    Our deepest condolences.

  13. CandleImageOur Deepest Condolences on the passing of our Loving Chandulal.
    He was Very Special and will be Missed by many…
    Sending Prayers to You & Your Family.

    From- Kishore Chawhan & Family.

  14. CandleImageA good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven.
    Our Deepest Condolences on the passing of our Loving Chandumama.
    Sending Prayers to You & Your Family.

    From:- Vijay & Daxa

  15. CandleImageSending our deepest condolences to the Dodia Family. Chandu uncle will be greatly missed. He was the kindest, sweetest uncle and yes always smiling. May his soul Rest In Peace.

    The Rishi Family

  16. CandleImagePlease accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Jai Shri Krishna.

  17. CandleImageOur sincere condolences to Lalita Auntie and Family. May Chandu Uncle rest in peace.
    Om Shanti πŸ™πŸΌ

  18. CandleImageSending our deepest condolences to the Dodia Family. Uncle was a great man. Keeping you all in our prayers. πŸ™πŸ½
    Amar & Janki Thakkar

  19. Lalitaben, Manish and Darshana, we both will be with you all the time. Chandubhai was our close friend and we had great moments together. Shanta aunti and myself pray God to take good care of him.

  20. So sorry for the loss. He was a fine gentleman. May God give eternal peace to his soul.
    Kaushik and Nirmala

  21. Our deepest sympathy for the loss. memories go back to long time ago we when we met you in Los Angeles and then in Augusta GA and worked together at Plant Vogtle. You will be missed …… Our prayers to Almighty Lord Swaminarayan for the family to withstand the loss and give peace & courage.

  22. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences go out you all. Chandigarh was a great soul who has dedicated all his life in helping others. It is difficult to think that he is no more. Let us join hands and pray for his journey to heaven.

  23. Extremely sorry to hear Chandu Bhai demise. He is a wonderful human being and a good friend. We are so lucky to known you both for last 30 years. We are going to miss him dearly. RIP.

  24. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences go out you all. Chandufua was a great soul who has dedicated all his life in helping others. It is difficult to think that he is no more. Let us join hands and pray for his journey to heaven.

  25. We are heartbroken at the passing of our dearest family friend Chandubhai. Our deepest sympathy to the Dodia family. God bless you all and hope his soul is resting in peace. I’m Shanti πŸ™

    Pankaj had, Hemlata and Thakkar family

  26. CandleImageOur deepest condolences on passing of dear chandubhai.
    May the good Lord Shiva brings you and your family much needed peace during this sad time. πŸ™πŸ™

  27. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences go out you all. Chandufua was a great soul who has dedicated all his life in helping others. It is difficult to think that he is no more. Let us join hands and pray for his journey to heaven.

  28. CandleImageNo words can describe
    How sorry we are
    for your loss.
    Please accept our
    Deepest Condolences.
    πŸ™Jai sri krishna πŸ™

  29. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences go out you all. Chandu fua was a great soul who has dedicated all his life in helping others. It is difficult to think that he is no more. Let us join hands and pray for his journey to heaven.

  30. Namaste, 4 we its great great lost of one of most handsome & humble person around us.
    May II OUM II place him in most respectful & wonderful places in his next life.
    II OUM II

  31. CandleImageHello Fai,

    I am sorry for the loss. We lost a great man, I have met fua a couple of times and Irecollect his guidence and his smile. We will miss him. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.

  32. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences go out you all.

    Chandu fua was a great soul who has dedicated all his life in helping others. It is difficult to think that he is no more.

    Let us join hands and pray for his journey to heaven.

    Mittal Rakesh Waghela and family.

  33. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences go out you all.

    Chandufua was a great soul who has dedicated all his life in helping others. It is difficult to think that he is no more.

    Let us join hands and pray for his journey to heaven. Om Shanti πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  34. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to the entire family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God keep you strong and united through this tough time.

  35. CandleImageWe are thinking of you and so sorry for your loss. Chandubhai will be missed and we have such great memories of your family.

  36. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences go out you all. Chandu fua was a great soul who has dedicated all his life in helping others. It is difficult to think that he is no more.

    Let us join hands and pray for his journey to heaven.

    πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  37. Our heartfelt condolence to Chandubhai’s Family. Chandubhai’s family was the first Gujarati Family we met when we moved to Augusta in 8/1983. We had great time together carpooling to Knoxville. He was always cracking jokes and laughing , enjoying life.
    We used to see him almost everyday in YMCA. even though with some physical limitations, he was always smiling and talking about good events. Great positive attitude.
    May god bless his atma. We all miss him very dearly.
    May god give strength to Lalitaben, Manish Family and Darshana Family to bear this loss.
    Vijay and Bindu Mehta, Martinez, GA

  38. Chandu, my elemetry school(5th grade) classmate all the way up to college in Vadodara and a close friend. Good hearted, caring and loving individual. Thank u for time we spent and all the good memories. I will miss u my friend. Rest in peace. God bless all.

  39. CandleImageDeeply saddened with your loss. Chandulal was a very kind-hearted person. He will always live in our memories.
    Parmatma emni aatma ne shanti aape. Hari OmπŸ™.

  40. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to the entire family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God keep you strong and united through this tough time.

  41. Jai Shree Krishna.
    God help You and Your Family to get through this difficult time.
    Accept My Sincere Condolences on Your Loss.
    Om Shanti.

  42. CandleImagePlease accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and the entire family. Chandufua has been a great cheerful person and will always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace and God will be there with you throughout. JSK from entire family.

  43. CandleImageWe are heart broken to have lost a good person and a friend Chandubhai.
    God bless his soul. We pray God to give strength to the family to survive the loss. Chandubhai will be missed.

    Rajanikant and Vasu Patel

  44. CandleImageJai Shri Krishna!
    No words can describe
    How sorry we are
    for your loss.
    Please accept our
    Deepest Condolences.
    πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
    Shantilal Chauhan
    Laxmi Chauhan
    Umesh Chauhan
    Priti Chauhan

  45. We want to express our condolences to Lalita Ben, Manish and Darshana on loss of our dear Chandubhai. A great person
    With wealth of knowledge and wisdom.
    We regularly,like many friends met at Augusta YMCA. He was friendly to all members and talk to strangers with his wisdom and advice.
    As a member of HTS his presence will be missed by all.
    He always volunteered to give me a simple message about how to be nice to everyone.
    Chandu bhai you will always be in our prayers.
    Kailash and Prem

  46. CandleImageMay his soul Rest In Peace
    We will miss you a lot Fua. I could feel his warmth and love for me everytime I talked to him. We wish this can be undone but it is God’s wish.

    Miss you a lot Fua

  47. CandleImageDear Lalita aunty, Darshana and Manish,
    We are so sad to hear of Uncle’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to all the family for your great loss.

  48. CandleImageOur deepest condolences and prayers for the departed soul. May God Shiva bless Lalitaben and Dodia family with strength to bear this unimaginable loss. Chandubhai was a man of integrity and honesty. He will be greatly missed.

  49. Sending our condolences and praying for peace and comfort for the family. May his soul rest in peace. Lee and Sanjna Grose.

  50. Jai Shree Krishna!

    We are saddened to hear about your loss. Remembering all the memories and wonderful times we spent together as family, whenever you all visited us, fills me with joy.

    Wishing you courage, strength and love to help you through this loss. Chandulal will stay ageless in the memories of those who loved him.

    Jai Shree Krishna!

  51. CandleImageLalitaben, Dharshana & Manish,

    We deeply regret the passing of Chandubhai. Our condolences to you and the family. Ravi worked at the same site with Chandubhai for nearly 20 years, Sree and Manish were roommates at school. His loss is felt deeply within our family. We pray that Almighty bestows strength and courage to carry on through these difficult moments and to knowing how blessed we were to have him in our lives.

  52. CandleImageDue to untimely passing away of my Beloved Oldest Brother, Motabhai, we have suffered a great loss. After having lost father at an early age it was our Beloved Motabhai who had supported our family. He looked after everyone. Without his sacrifice our Journey to USA was impossible. He sacrificed a lot in his life. That was his nature, kind hearted and always willing to help and wanted to see everyone in the family Happy. Very kind hearted Soul has departed from us for an eternal peace. Motabhai, we will remember you for ever. You will always be in our Heart.

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