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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Mamiji, words cannot express the sorrow we feel with your loss. There is an emptiness in our hearts that we must somehow learn to move past in the days to come.
You have always held such a special place in our hearts, and this special bond was marked by the genuine love and affection you always showed us. Growing up, we always knew that for life’s big moments – both happy and sad – we would be together celebrating the good times and supporting each other in the bad. We cherish those times and will be comforted by those memories.
We will miss the wonderful treats you would make for us to show us how much you cared about us. The cakes, cookies, brownies, banana bread, etc. We will miss your fun loving personality, your zest for life, and natural curiosity. We will miss laughing with you, dancing with you, talking and sharing stories with you. We will miss your sweet temperament and how you were filled with compliments for those around you. We will miss your big smile and pure heart.
But most of all, we will miss you. We feel grateful and incredibly blessed that God gave us a Mamiji like you who was so loving and kind. May God bless you and give you eternal peace.
Dear Maamiji you will always remain in my memories as a sweet and affectionate person with a beautiful smile and a kind heart. I have so many memories of your stay in India at pomposh. Our shopping together and laughter which is the most cherished memory I have of you. I pray that you rest in peaceLots of love and gratitude Viny
When we lived in the Pittsburgh area, we used to see Umaji (along with her family) off and on. To us, she always came across as a person of grace, charm and dignity. She was as gentle as she was charming. We were not aware of her deteriorating health so the sad news to us was a complete and utter shock. But her loving memory will live on and her extended family will cherish it forever. Om Shanti!
Disciplined, dependable, warm, caring, never afraid to speak her mind, selfless action, and hard working – That describes our Umaji’s life – A true Karam Yogi. You and your beautiful smile will be always missed by all of us. Om Shanti Shanti. Hari Om tat sat.
Kul Bhushan, Krishna, Anupam, Anjula, and Anand!
Mamiji your smile, and gentle ways will always be etched in our heart and in our minds.
Mamiji, your smile and infinite genuine love will sincerely be missed by all. May your Soul rest in peace…Om Shanti
We shall miss you dearest Indraji, your lovely smile, your warm and caring nature and your strength and drive to carry on in spite of various health issues. You were truly what we call a pure soul. Your love will always be with us forever. May God grant your soul peace.
Missing you greatly Indraji. Thank you for being a brilliant light in our lives.
Aunty was such a gentle lady and a kind human being. We hope and pray the precious memories you carry in your heart comfort you during these difficult times. Wishing love and strength to the whole family.
We all miss your ever smiling face. As long as memory last, your soul will be always remembered. Our Massi Uma a wonderful lady who never really grew old, her smile was made of sunshine and her heart was solid gold. Your loss is a matter of great sorrow pain and heartache cannot be imagined. Our love and thoughts to the entire family especially to Omkar and children. Rest in Peace. Om Shanti Shanti.