- 75 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 12, 1940
- Place of birth:
Rajpipla, Gujarat, India
- Date of passing: Dec 8, 2015
- Place of passing:
Tampa, Florida, United States
|May the memories of Malti live on in our hearts and minds forever...|
Malti (Parikh) Joshi, 75, most recently living in Tampa, FL and formerly of Albany, GA and Mumbai, India sadly passed away on Tuesday, December 8th at Tampa General Hospital. A 7-year sepsis survivor and dialysis patient, she was surrounded by her family at the time of passing.
A devoted wife and mother, and beloved sister and friend, Malti (known as Mrs. Joshi to many) dedicated her life to teaching math and physics in India and Albany, Georgia for over 30 years.
Malti will be remembered as a caring, thoughtful, witty, and brilliant woman who carried herself with modest confidence. She was a devout Hindu, who also respected all cultures and religious beliefs. She is survived by her husband Bhagvat (Bob) Joshi, son Sunil Joshi, daughter Lopa Joshi, and six sisters residing in India and England.
Thank you dearly to all the healthcare staff in Albany, Atlanta, and Tampa who took great care of Malti in recent years. While we will miss her immensely, her memories will live on in our hearts forever.
Service and Cremation per Hindu Tradition
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 1-3:30 PM
Trinity Memorial Gardens (in the Chapel building)
12609 Memorial Dr., Trinity, FL 34655
(813) 920-4241 or (727) 376-7824
In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable contribution to P.E.O. International, a philanthropic organization whose mission is to promote educational opportunities to women (website: http://www.peointernational.org/about-peo).
The family will collect all donations to give to the Star Scholarship fund, which provides scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend college. Please make checks payable to P.E.O. Star Scholarship and write "IMO Malti Joshi" in the memo line. If donating cash, please place in an envelope with your name and address and place in donation basket at the service or give to a family member.
Thank you for visiting this site in remembrance of our beloved wife and mother.
Dr. Bhagvat (Bob) Joshi
"It was a joy to teach math with Mrs. Joshi for several years at Westover High School. She had such a beautiful heart. My son enjoyed being in her math class and frequently spoke highly of her. We were blessed to have known her."
"There are no words that can express a person's feelings, however, Malti was a friend that I will always remember. It was hard to see her suffer for the last few years but my hart was always filled with love and affection for her. She lives in my mind and I remember her smile every time I came to see her."
"I first remember your Mom and your family as life long friends. She was always so welcoming to our family and you and Sunil were some of my very first childhood friends. She was never offended by questions I had about India or your culture and traditions. I have so many childhood photos with her right there with us..birthday parties, family gatherings, etc. I also had her as a math teacher while at Westover. I was pretty clueless when it came to geometry, but she was so unbelievably patient with me, and always had a quiet smile on her face when things would finally click. She was such a gentle spirit...I feel blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Hugs to you, your Dad, and Sunil. Love, Sonia"
"I had the priviledge of working on the third floor of the A building at Westover High with a great group of math teachers. We were a little isolated from the rest of the school and honestly we liked it that way. We depended on each other, enjoyed being Patriots, and strived to teach math to students from many backgrounds. Malti Joshi and I were next door neighbors and because of that we stood shoulder to shoulder together during class change. We monitored the students but also enjoyed many conversations and little visits during that time.
Lopa,you described your mother perfectly. She was brilliant. But I also remember her sense of humor and her concern for others. The math department had the reputation of having the most fun during those years. Mrs. Joshi was instrumental in making that happen. She thought it was important for us to get together and share ideas. They call it collaboration now. But Mrs. Joshi suggested that during that time we also celebrate each other's birthdays, have refreshments, and visit a bit. I think those times had a lot to do with the positive attitude that the math teachers had and it spilled over into our work with the students. Malti Joshi was a caring teacher. The majority of her students would complain about how much work she expected out of them but also knew she was always there before or after school to teach and reteach.
They always spoke to her in later years and told her how much they appreciated the encouragement she had shown.
Mrs. Joshi often shared gifts with my children. They treasured these.
Mrs. Joshi was a dear friend that I will miss greatly. But I am thankful for the wonderful memories that I have and for the love that she gave to me and to so many others in her daily walk."
what a wonderful person. True, pure at heart. considerate, caring, helping.Missed her all these years in Albany and will miss her always.
May her soul rest in peace."
"We'll miss her caring nature. Her thoughtful insights when we met at family functions. RIP, Maltimami !"
"Rip to malti kaki from joshi family ahmedabad"
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