February 12, 1944 - April 1, 2021
John Rajshekhar Valaparla, 77 passed away peacefully in his home in Sykesville, Maryland surrounded by his loving family on April 1st 2021. John was born on February 12, 1944 in India. John was a devoted and loving husband to Karuna Pramila. They were married for 49 years. He was an electrical engineer and a software program instructor in India. He retired from Springfield state hospital as a CNA. His priorities were providing for his family and devoting his life to God, his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family. He was an avid gardener and a beautiful painter. He enjoyed, family gatherings, long walks, reading, fishing, old music, playing cards and bingo. John's grateful family remembers him as a devoted man of God, and loving husband, father and grandfather who invested his God-given talent and treasure in others. He will continue to inspire family and friends with his life and example. One of his favorite hymns is "Abide with me Lord". The Biblical link for the hymn is Luke 24:29 in which the disciples asked Jesus to abide with them "for it was toward evening and the day is spent". His family is greatly comforted knowing he is now safe and secured resting in the abiding arms of the eternal God. John is survived by his beloved wife Karuna Pramila, daughter Jaya Sheela Cook (Benjamin Cook), son Deepak Paul Valaparla (Neelima) and grandchildren Jasmine Cook, Johnathan Cook, Aatish Valaparla, and Aarav Valaparla. He is also survived by sisters Mano, Suna and brothers Bhaskar and Moses as well as several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Rd., Sykesville. Interment in Springfield Cemetery, Sykesville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 12 noon until the start of the service.
John Rajshekhar Valaparla, 77 passed away peacefully in his home in Sykesville, Maryland surrounded by his loving family on April 1st 2021. John was born on February 12, 1944 in India. John was a devoted and loving husband to Karuna Pramila.... View Obituary & Service Information
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