November 23, 1933 ~ December 18, 2021

Born in: Edathara, Kerala
Resided in: Kings Park, New York

Our beloved V.K. Sudhakaran Unni passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on December 18, 2021 in Marietta, Georgia, USA, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nirmala, son Arun and daughter-in-law Anita, daughter Rekha and son-in-law Vijaykumar, son Sethu and daughter-in-law Sujatha, his grandchildren, Sharanya and her husband Joshua, Asha and her husband Vivek, Sanjay, Arjun, and Sunitha, and his great-grandson, Dev.

Sudhakaran was born on November 23, 1933 in Edathara, Kerala. Throughout his life, he was always known for his energy, humor, love for adventure, excitement, and compassion for others that he shared with all who knew him. We are so thankful for him and all of the memories we have shared with him, and will miss him dearly.

We are so blessed that in his final week and moments, our Achan/Achacha was surrounded by his loved ones and had happy, memorable moments with all. His final rites are scheduled at Wages & Sons, located at 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, GA 30046. The ritual will begin promptly at 10 AM on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Please feel free to share your memories with him below in the Guestbook. Thank you.


Funeral Service: December 21, 2021 10:00 am - December 21, 2021 2:00 pm

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


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    • My memory about Sudhakaranunni Uncle was when he used to visit my Uncle P.S.Mannadiar who was running a Cycle tyre factory at Palakkad in the 70’s.I was too small to understand their discussions then.His height and personality made him stand out where ever he went.
      Praying for the departed soul and sharing the grief with you all Arun.

  1. CandleImageLove you always my dear Sudhamame!❤️ With prayers 🙏🏽
    Anu and Vaishnavi also sending their love and prayers to beloved Sudhamutthasshan❤️🙏🏽

  2. CandleImageRest In peace Sudhamamma, my favourite uncle, you will be with my achan , your brother, who is waiting there for you and to comfort you .
    My childhood in Edthara is filled with your memories and so are my memories of Trivandrum… if it was not you who gave me that slip in Malayalam with the bus name “ muttada perurukada” I would not have learnt to read Malayalam and to stand on my own in a new city…. , that bit of confidence you instilled in me took me to many cities as I grew in my career

    You will always be in my heart

    Chinna Kuttan – krishnadas

  3. CandleImageSudhamama, your warm hug , your firm hand and your chuckle is still with me!!! I will miss you dearly!!
    Rest In Peace my dear cheriachan :))

  4. Dearest Sudhamama, you were a big part of my life and the memories of my childhood come flooding back at this time. The many swimming lessons and fun filled trips in your car will never be forgotten. You were fun loving and your sense of humour endeared you to both young and old alike. Sashi and I cherish the good times spent in your company. You meant a lot to us. Rest In Peace dear Sudhamama.

  5. Cherietta,

    Missing you so much. Have so many memories.
    Wish I could hear your voice one more time see you and sit across and talk one more time .

    Om Shanti

  6. Sudhamama,
    Love you and will miss you so much.
    Will cherish all the beautiful memories of time spent with you. Rest in Peace dear Sudhamama

    Vrinda &Bibin

  7. When we got the communication from Sethu and Suja, our heart sank. At the same time, we want to cherish the life of Achan. So we want you to know of the times we lived together.

    We met Sethu and family when we moved from New Jersey to Atlanta, in 1988. Someone we knew, gave us their phone number and our friendship started. It was not just a friendship. It was a family setting. The next 6 years was amazing for us. With the loss of both our own parents, Achan and Amma became our parents.

    Achan was somebody to look up and look at. Handsome, soft spoken, and a great sense of humor. He cared for us. We still remember all of us going to Lake Lanier on a pontoon boat all day long, drinking some beer and sunbathing. Achan was at his witty self.

    We will never forget the time we had. Achan will always be in our heart. Be strong, Achan’s children and grandchildren!

  8. CandleImageSudhakaran Unni, my brother in law was a caring loving person always willing to help. He was able to face adversities with courage. He was a man of humor and made everybody feel comfortable . He was a wonderful husband for my one and only sister. They were happy for sixty two years together.
    We all will miss him!

  9. CandleImagePrayers and fond memories are what we have to remember. Our most heartfelt condolences
    May God have Sudhettan in a special place where he will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished him ! Will always miss him.

  10. CandleImageWe will miss Sudhamama, whose spirit of adventure, camaraderie, irrespective of age , resilience, and physical strength will be not forgotten. Quoting Longfellow in the “ Psalm of life” , I think it is appropriate to say

    And, departing leave behind us
    Footprints in the sands of time

  11. CandleImageDearest Sudhamama
    Will always be in our thoughts. Rest in peace.
    Will never forget the lovely moments we had with you as children and also as we grew up.
    Loads of love.

  12. Dear Sudhamama, I’ve heard from Amma and Achan that it was through your influence and contacts that I got the best treatment when I was diagnosed with meningitis at a very tender age. I will always be indebted to you.. Aditya always fondly remembers you for giving him Skittles which is still his all time favourite candy.. hope you are finally resting in peace.
    Achan will miss the regular conversations he had with you.. there was a huge void in achan and ammas life when you left for the US never to come back. We will miss the jokes and riddles you used to tease us with.

  13. CandleImageSudhamama, you are the bestestttttt. My ammamma’s ‘cheriye Ettan’, one she was extremely close to. I remember how you always connected with each one of us through the years and welcomed us with a bigggg hug and a warm smile. As for me – coming to your home in Palakkad always meant seeing the two of you standing at the entrance and you whispering to me how you’ve kept ice cream in the freezer and how we would eat Gobi Manchurian:)). You touched our lives in more ways than one, for my boys – I am grateful they got meet the coolest and wittiest sudhamama. Rest in peace Sudhamama.

  14. Sudhamama , you will be missed , I always looked forward to having fun with you on our vacations as a child .
    And of course your calling me ‘Teacher ‘ ! It still echoes in my ears ….
    May you rest in peace .

  15. CandleImageDearest Unni Uncle,
    We shall always have fond memories of your unique sense of humour, learnt many Malayalam proverbs from you, admired your commanding personality…

    Om Shanthi

  16. Dear Achacha,

    Growing up and throughout my life, you’ve always been the most doting, silly, caring, confident, charismatic, cool, jokester I knew. How lucky we were to have you as a grandfather on top of that.

    From Sanjay & my summer trips to Palakkad and you taking us for ice cream spins in your car, to Malampuzzham, to getting us our favorite foods, playing cards with us, letting us adventure and explore… you were so proud of us as your grandchildren. I hope you know how proud we are to have you as a grandfather.

    I am so thankful that you and Ammamma moved to the US and we have been able to see you regularly over the past several years. No matter how old you became, the way you treated us and showed us how fun, silly, and adventurous life can be never changed. I’ll miss our weekly FaceTimes, someone to say Tukki to me, and your bright smile.

    We love you so much. Thank you for showing us how to overcome tough times, and that sometimes laughter can be the best medicine.

    We will always miss you.

  17. CandleImageDear Achacha,

    You were such an incredible grandfather to us all, and together with Ammamma, you were so involved in our lives. From our time with you in Douglasville, to visiting you in Palakkad, and seeing you more after you moved back to the US, we all have unique and cherished memories with you characterized by your loving, fun, and jovial spirit. While we will miss you immensely and find it hard to imagine you are gone, we will always treasure the memories of our time together. We are comforted by the fact that you are at peace and we all had the opportunity to see you one more time. We love you so much.

    Love always,

    Your grandchildren (Sharanya, Asha, Sanjay, Arjun, Neethu)

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