Ravi Joshi of Sylvania, OH, passed away unexpectedly from sudden cardiac arrest on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019. He is survived by his wife Supriya, a 12-year-old daughter Shaila, parents Keshav Narayanrao and Shreedevi Joshi, and sisters Rajayshree & Rashmi and their families.
Ravi was born on February 14th, 1967 in the state of Karnataka in his beloved homeland, India. Ravi was raised in Jamshedpur, India and completed his secondary education at DBMS English School. He was near and dear to many teachers and friends. He actively participated and won in many debates and extempore competitions. He nurtured his literary talents through writing poetry and short stories. He was a self-taught musician and played multiple instruments effortlessly. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University. In 1993, he emigrated to the United States of America and joined Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA to pursue a Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering (1994) and Engineering Management (2000).
Ravi began his engineering career with the Tata steel industry in Jamshedpur, India. He applied infinite design analysis expertise and progressed with his career at various companies in the eastern region of United States including Metso Inc, Dana Corp, Bendix, Owens-Illinois, Haulotte Group, Biljax, and most recently at General Dynamics Land Systems.
Ravi and Supriya got married in 1998. He was a proud and loving father to Shaila who simply adores him. He encouraged and helped her to develop in every walk of life including academics, soccer, swim, dance, and her love for music. He worked hard to provide for his family and in recent times to care for his aging parents at home.
In the community, Ravi is known for his long-standing generous service to the Hindu Temple of Toledo. The Sanatana dharma philosophy served as a guiding light to Ravi’s actions. Driven by a desire to connect youth to their core Indian values, he ran a Sunday school at the local temple for many years.
Ravi was also a co-founder and a crucial member of Medha journal; director at WAVES conference and was an actively involved member of Infinity Foundation.
We are putting together this GoFundMe account to help secure Shaila’s future, including educational expenses. We appreciate your generosity. Please join us in this genuine cause of assisting Ravi’s family by forwarding and sharing this on social media. Thank you all!