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Vinodrai Prabhashankar Sompura

July 16, 1925 - July 21, 2014
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Vinodrai (Vinod) Sompura, 89, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home in Newbury Park, CA. He was born on July 16, 1925 in Kumbharia, Gujarat, India to Prabhashakar and Motiben Sompura. Vinod grew up and graduated High School in the town of Palitana, Gujarat, India. After high school he attended university at the University of Pune India where he received a degree in Engineering. His lifelong ambition brought him to United States in 1963 to attend Michigan Technological University, Houghton, where he received his degree in Civil Engineering. He then began work for the Michigan State Highway Department of Transportation as an...
Vinodrai (Vinod) Sompura, 89, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home in Newbury Park, CA. He was born on July 16, 1925 in Kumbharia, Gujarat, India to Prabhashakar and Motiben Sompura.

Vinod grew up and graduated High School in the town of Palitana, Gujarat, India. After high school he attended university at the University of Pune India where he received a degree in Engineering. His lifelong ambition brought him to United States in 1963 to attend Michigan Technological University, Houghton, where he received his degree in Civil Engineering. He then began work for the Michigan State Highway Department of Transportation as an engineer where he worked until he retired in 1988.

Vinod married Prabha in 1944 in Wadhwan, India. They were happily married for 70 years.

Vinod lived in several different cities in India and the United States throughout his life. His primary focus was always his family and world travel. His passion from the time he was a teenager was photography, which he continued to enjoy until recently when he fell ill.

Vinod was preceded in death by his parents, Prabhashakar and Motiben Sompura; his brothers, Baldevbhai, Hasubhai and Dhanoobhai Sompura; and his daughter, Gita Sompura.

Vinod is survived by his spouse, Prabha of Newbury Park, CA; his sons, Ashvin Sompura (Jayshree) of Newbury Park, CA and Upendra Sompura (Sonal) of San Marcos, CA; his daughter, Alka Sompura (Prakash) of East Brunswick, NJ; his sisters, Ramaben and Kanthaben Sompura in India; his grandchildren, Pallavi Sompura-Rightious (Aron), Akhil Sompura, Mehul Sompura (Dohini), Anand Sompura (Hiral), Bhumi Afzal (Adeel), Chandani McIntire (Ryan), and Achyut Sompura; his 8 great-grandchildren, Shiv, Keshav, Raaghuv, Talin, Anjali, Aiza, Jayan, and Areese; and relatives throughout India and the United States.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2pm:
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Mortuary
5600 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Simi Valley Mandir: 1925 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065; (818) 314-2489.

Condolences may be left on Vinod Sompura's online guest book at www.PierceBrothersValleyOaks.com.

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"Pappa's eulogy on July 27, 2014 Pappa had a very rich and fulfilling life. He did things people only talk about doing; and saw places we only dream about..." Alka Sompura (East Brunswick, NJ)

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