Uma Pandit was born as Uma Kumari Pandita, daughter of Shri Jia Lal Pandita and
Smt. Sidhalakshmi Pandita, in Shreenagar, Kashmir, India in a house across the famous Ganesh Temple in Ganpathyaar. She grew up to be a trained teacher with a Master’s degree in English Literature. In the late 1950s she began to teach elementary school kids. Around that time she married Onkar Pandit who, in 1966, came to the United States for higher studies. A couple of years later she came to join him with their seven year old son born in India. With further studies completed in this country, she became a teacher for kids with special needs and taught them in the States of Missouri and Ohio. She was 84 years of age when she breathed her last on the evening of December 11, 2021. She leaves behind her husband, Onkar, their older son, Rajeev (his wife, Jyoti, and their son Arya), and their younger son, Sukumar (his wife, Gina, and their children, Lana and Lincoln).
Family and friends are invited to her service at 1 pm on Thursday December 16, 2021 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville WV.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyer funeral homes.com.
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