Srinivasan Venkataraman Sarma (Srini), age 77, passed away on April 30, 2018, surrounded by his beloved wife, Vimala, daughter Lakshmi and son-in-law Deepak.
Srinivasan was born in Madurai, India, in 1940. Srinivasan graduated from Annamalai University and worked as an engineer in India until he came to the US in 1968 to enroll in graduate school at the University of Maryland. He worked at Bell Labs and Texas Instruments before moving to Harrisburg in the 1970s to join AMP Incorporated. He was a successful chemical engineer, brilliant man who could fix anything, devoted husband, brother, father and grandfather. His laugh and smile brought much joy to everyone he met.
Srinivasan was very humble, though he held numerous patents for clean metal manufacturing and superconductors. He was a highly respected subject matter expert and efficient manager with a great passion for his hands-on work, and above all a great mentor to many technical elite. He was also a visionary and developed many “Green” technologies for electroplating, which were far ahead of their time. This resulted in him receiving a highly distinguished “Principal” title from AMP Incorporated in the 1990s.
Srinivasan retired from AMP in 1999 after almost 25 years and, being such an active individual, he then embarked on a 20-year career at Foxconn Interconnect, from which he retired in March 2018. At Foxconn he enjoyed developing advanced manufacturing processes for new technologies and was a senior technical advisor to company executives.
His heart was magnanimous, and he lived life with great positivity, kindness and generosity. He was always happy to help anyone in need. Srinivasan generously supported many charitable causes and served in many leadership roles at the H.A.R.I Temple in New Cumberland, PA, and the Association of Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania (AIACPA). He spent much time providing guidance and support to friends and family through their difficult times.
Srinivasan and Vimala were happily married and recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary.
Srinivasan touched the lives of many around him with his dedication to excellence at work, generosity in his personal friendships and commitment to his family and his faith. He loved his wife and daughter deeply and did everything to ensure their happiness and comfort.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Srinivasan’s name to the Murugan Temple of North America, https://www.murugantemple.org/.
A celebration of Srinivasan’s life will be held at the H.A.R.I temple in New Cumberland, PA, on May 12.