GOPE K. KARNANI
Gope Khiomal Karnani, age 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. Gope was born January 15, 1933, in Padidhan, Sindh, India to Khiomal B. and Vishini Karnani.
Gope was a graduate of Bombay University with a degree in biology. He migrated to the United States in 1972 with his family and $200 in his pocket to achieve the American dream.
He settled his family in Rossford, where he and his wife remained for 47 years. Gope worked as a physical therapist at Mercy Hospital for 25 years and at Toledo Hospital for 15 years. His hobbies included tennis, volleyball and carpentry, and he closely followed the financial markets and world news.
Gope had a generous heart and will be remembered for being helpful, kind and soft spoken to everyone he met.
Gope is survived by his wife of 61 years, Usha; oldest son, Ashok (Sunita), middle daughter, Madhu; and youngest son, Sunil (Dipti), and grandchildren, Shan, Anish and Nikhil.
Shradhanjali Prayers/ Memorial Services for family and friends were held from 4 to 5 p.m., Sunday, January 19, at the Hindu Temple of Toledo, 4336 North King Road, Sylvania.