Kalaichelvi Karuppaiyan

07/18/1971 - 04/10/2021

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Obituary For Kalaichelvi Karuppaiyan

Kalaichelvi Karuppaiyan, 49, of Sunnyvale, California passed away on April 10, 2021. Kalai battled with serious medical conditions in the recent past, she faced the difficult situation with a smile on her face and fought bravely. She was very independent and strong willed.

Kalai was born to parents Karuppaiyan Duraisamy and Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan on July 18, 1971 in Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavor District, Tamil Nadu, India. Kalai spent her younger years in her home town and went on to study computer engineering at India's first women only engineering school Periyar Maniyammai College of technology in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. After finishing her engineering she worked in Chennai for few years. In 1997 she immigrated to US and worked in places like Chatanooga (TN) Wichita (KS) finally settling in the Bay Area in 1999.

Kalai is survived by her mom (Lakshmi-India), big brother (Muthaiyan-India) big sister (Thenmozhi-India) and little brother (Muru-US). Kalai was the backbone of the family; she lived her whole life helping family and friends. May her soul rest in peace.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, 10 AM, Fremont Memorial Chapel, 3723 Peralta Boulevard, Fremont, with a Prayer Service at 11:30 AM. Follow with a witness cremation.

Services

15

Apr

Witness Cremation

Irvington Memorial Crematory
41001 Chapel Way
Fremont, CA 94538

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15

Apr

Visitation

10:00 AM

Fremont Memorial Chapel
3723 Peralta Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94536

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15

Apr

Prayer Service

11:30 AM

Fremont Memorial Chapel
3723 Peralta Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94536

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  • 10/01/2021

    I will always remember Kalai by her kindness and warmth towards me! I particularly remember how welcoming she was to me when I was relatively new to the neighborhood and also her generous offers of helping with my kids when I had just given birth. I remember us being out for breakfast and her insisting on taking care of my newborn so I could just sit and eat comfortably. Will never forget her thoughtfulness in times when I felt like I needed it. Sending lots of love and peace her way <3! -Nisarga

  • 10/01/2021

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  • 10/01/2021

    Kalai was a smart, happy, resilient woman. I have known her for over 10 years. We always sat together during company events. Her friendship and smiles will truly be missed.

  • 10/01/2021

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kalai. I've known Kalai through work. She was a pleasure to work with. Her smile and always positive attitude will truly be missed; she will not be forgotten. Wishing the family strength and comfort during this time. May her soul Rest in Peace. - Henk

  • 10/01/2021

    She was a wonderful person to talk to and to work with. She will be missed by all of us at Cohu.

  • 10/01/2021

    My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of Kalai. It was a joy to work with Kalai for many years. Kalai was such a wonderful and kind person. Her presence will be missed at work. Sincere condolences.

  • 10/01/2021

    My condolences to Kalai's family & friends. I worked with Kalai and it was always a great pleasure to be involved with her on a project. A tenacious engineer, getting to the root cause and doing things the right way. Great smile and lots of laughter as we worked our way through technical challenges. A truly sad time.

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