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Jag Sriram

Ram was always quick to smile, generous with his time and advice, and showed me the ropes when I moved to the U.S. in ''98! I will always remember the good times with Ram, Mary Ann and Vasu


Ramu and I met when he had just arrived in the US. He was always a cheerful. fun loving person, an extrovert in every sense of the word. We were all delighted that he was so successful in his business endeavours. We will miss that spontaneous smile and good cheer. Ramu. where ever you are. I am sure there is good cheer.,

Nira Kumar

On Ramu’s passing I have not only lost a dear friend but a part of my family. Loving caring and full of life that is how I always saw him Ramu will be always close to our hearts . Love and prayers for all of you .

Nikhil Kumar

Hard to come to terms with Uncle Ram’s passing. A fine human being and thorough gentleman; he will be missed and his memories will forever remain embedded in our hearts.

Nancy Stendahl

So very sorry for your loss, MaryAnn. Sending prayers for comfort and peace your way.


From the first time I met Uncle Ramu, I enjoyed every time we met at family gatherings. He was always warm, friendly and engaging to everyone around. Not only was he sociable, he was actively interested in others. Uncle Ramu never failed to ask about our kids and to find out what was going on in our lives. We will certainly miss visiting with Uncle Ramu and having fun with him at family events, but I’m grateful to have had him in our lives!


From the first time I met Uncle Ramu, I was struck by his positivity, energy and his ability to befriend people he had just met. I feel lucky to have known such a wonderful person. I will miss his infectious personality, warm smile and sage advice. Deepest condolences to Mary Ann, Anu, Suji and the entire family.

Peter Wong

Will remember Ram as that bright happy, cheerful guy on the golf, who will then take all my money. So sorry about his passing


Ramu was more a dear friend than a relative of mine. Warm hearted and cheerful always whenever I met him, be it in A Ccllege campus or outside . We had great times together at our Alumni Club ,whenever he happens to be Chennai. As a family we will miss him a lot. Suba joins me in conveying our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. Shall pray to the Divine to rest his soul in peace. Om Shanthi Om Shanthi Om Shanthi.

George and Sharon Fantozzi

Until our paths cross again Rami, Sharon and I will miss the dancing, singing, golf and laughter we shared so many times. Thank you for being in our lives. Your friends forever.

Venki Narayanan

Uncle Ramu is beloved by all and a stranger to none. From the times he would visit us at my grandmother’s house in Bangalore, to the times he would  enjoy a good laugh with us while watching “Coming to America” in Gainesville, to finding the right moments on to yell at not-too-intelligent pedestrians in DC during the Cherry Blossom festival in 2016, to just being a natural in befriending and engaging with friends and family of from every part of our lives during our wedding in Greensboro—Uncle Ramu taught us all how to live…and to do so with an infectious smile that could light up am entire city.   Uncle Ramu was, is, and will always continue to be the ultimate role model for how we should all truly live. 

Sanjiv and Ratna Sarin

We had the good fortune of meeting Ram in 2019 for Aarti and Venki's wedding. His radiant smile and cheerful personality left a lasting impression on us. Our heartfelt condolences to Mary Ann, Anu, Sujata and her family. Aum Shanthi!

Tom Flieger

I met Ram on the golf course about a year ago. I liked him immediately. Of course I did! Everyone liked Ram! Always positive, always insightful...and always fun! I was honored to consider him a friend. I will miss you Ram!

Bennett LoBrace

Ram had a big heart always sharing with his friends while carrying a BIG smile! Back in the days while he was building his business he taught me a lot about business and life while we had great times! He was very proud of Mary Ann and his daughters. He will be sorely missed.

Bob Wesche

It has been a pleasure to know and play golf with Ram. We will always fondly remember Ram’s smile, optimism and wonderfully friendly demeanor. Ram truly brightened up our Monday & Thursday golf play. Even if we missed the putt, Ram was first to say that we’d make the next one. What a fine gentleman and he always beamed when speaking of Mary Ann, his children and grandchildren.

Ramanujam Kasthuri

Very sorry to hear about the passing away of Ram Badra Narayan I remember him at school the tall but friendly looking chap who was our senior , as our friends already said we looked forward to receiving the bunch of Comics he used to get from the USA while we didnt have any chance to read them @ School , nor able to buy due to their expense , an amiable fellow, please pass on our Sincere and heartfelt condolences to his Family OM SHANTHI OM SHANTHI

narendra khandelwal

Rambhadran was a senior . I first came to know him when he stopped his Honda bike at the Gemini Bus Stop and offered va lift . He quickly insinuated himself in my affection by his ready and willing disposition to help .Though out of touch for long , Ramu , you have made a permanent niche in my thoughts and sentiments .God bless you and rest in peace , my friend .

Ravinder Rao

Ramu came into my life in 1959 at Don Bosco school in 1959. We were the first batch in our school and had all joined from different schools from Chennai and from outside. Ramu was from the US and brought with him a culture that was different from ours. For instance, while we played marbles during breaks, we would use fingers on both hands to project a marble. Ramu taught us the American way of flicking a marble with our thumb. He was my buddy in the school cricket team and a fierce competitor in athletics. His house was on San Thome High Road which was close to our house in Mandavalli and so he was a frequent visitor in our home and familiar to our entire family as was I with his. We later studied together at AC Tech but after that we lost contact with each other. I remember him as fun loving guy and will always cherish the almost 10 years that our lives were closely entwined. My condolences to his near and dear ones.


Memories of Ramu are plenty and they date back to 1959, when we were classmates at Don Bosco High School in Madras, India. He was an excellent student, a great sprinter and our ace fast bowler and almost cracked my ribs with a bouncer. He was fun to be around and good at playing mischief. Needless to say, he was the source of Dell Comics for our graduating class of 11, because of his holiday trips to visit his parents in NewYork. BTW, comics were proscribed at this all boys High school. He was subsequently my college mate for 5 years in Madras. My subsequent encounter with him was in Houston 3 decades back at a Water Conference when he worked for Calgon. We lost touch after that. Saddened to hear about his passing!! Our condolences to his family. I remain in sorrow. Dharmarajan, Dallas, Texas.


So many fond memories of dear Ramu, two years my senior in school. He was one of the first batch that graduated, and I still remember the courage with which he went in to write his exam knowing his dear father had just passed on. Ramu, you faced many adversities later on as well and dealt with them with grace, courage and dignity. Now you are in a better place.

Deborah and Jalal

We'll really miss you Ramu! We’ll always remember your gracious good nature and wonderful smile and all the good laughs we had with you over the years. Sending deepest condolences and all our love xo


I have no doubt that Ram's soul would have attained Mukthi. Thank you for all the good times n cherished memories dear Ramu.

Amy Lonergan McGrath

So many warm memories to recall like Ram and Grandpa Lonergan playing chess at the dining room on LaFayette Road; Ram speaking French with Mary Ann’s Mom; Ram’s big booming voice and fast driving cars but the coolest was Ram showing us how to dance the hustle. God bless you Uncle Ram.

Craig Warner

I only met Ram 3 years ago at his nephew (my good friend's) wedding but we hit it off instantly over our shared love of golf and good beer. We had hoped to meet up and go golfing at some point and I'm sad that covid interfered with those plans and we were never able to. But I know if I ever get that elusive hole in one, it'll probably be from a little help from Ram somewhere up above. He will be sorely missed down here.

Nancy Connolly

Ok Rami...I already miss you terribly and your words of wisdom and encouragement. You respect intelligence and loyalty and are passionate about family and friends. I will hold your words of wisdom close to my ❤️ and never forget how you would cringe at Maryann and I laughing, cutting up and playing as brutally honest friends....Jersey Girl and Pittsburgh Steel Girl. Thank you for being in my life even if time was way too short. I understood what you meant when you said you were tired BUT I also k on you gave it "The Good Fight". 4ever in y heart.


It's been so hard to sort through all my memories of my Uncle Ramu over the last few days -- there's just so many good ones. But I think the common thread that I take from all of them is just how much he loved his family. If there was a big event -- he was there! From my wedding to my brother's wedding to the birth of both of my kids (seriously - I think he was the first family member there for both) to small family get togethers to everything. And as I've been looking through photos of him the last few days, he's in *all* the family pictures. If I was at my grandmothers house in Bangalore, he'd somehow show up and come visit! If I was just over at my parents house, he'd know and call and say hi. And no conversation ended without him telling me and all of us how much he loved us and how proud he was of us. More than anything my Uncle Ramu loved his family so so deeply, and I'll miss him so so much.

Mike and Barb Carroll

Ram was a very kind and generous man. He welcomed Mike into his home as a good friend sometimes calling him family. He and Mary Ann always put Mike in the middle of their decision making like a couple old folks wanting to get the last word in. He loved the ability to converse and enjoyed the company when Mike would do little jobs around their home. company while while Mike

Joshua Lonergan

Uncle Ram, I remember your laugh and fun around the pool when I was little at the house in New Jersey. You were a very kind uncle.

Walter Johnson

His smile said it all. What a great time I always had playing golf with him and having cold beer and laughs.He will be missed.

Ram Narayanan


Ram Narayanan, 76, passed away at his home Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

A service to remember and celebrate Ram’s life will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in the Burgess Chapel from 2:00 until 4:00 PM. At 4:00 PM last rites, according to Hindu tradition will be conducted. Immediately after the service, a continued celebration of life will be held at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.

Flowers are welcome but those desiring can make a donation, in his memory, to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010 or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.


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