1927 – 2016

APEX, N.C. — Dr. Harbans Singh Sodhi, 88, of Apex, N.C., passed away on Jan. 23.

Dr. Sodhi was a man of great good will whose kind and generous nature was a model and source of joy to all who knew him.

He was born to the late Dr. Inder Singh Sodhi and Parmeshwari Sodhi of Patiala, India, on Dec. 14, 1927.

Dr. Sodhi graduated Amritsar Medical College and studied at the London School of Tropical Medicine. Dr. Sodhi was a distinguished pathologist whose judgement was relied upon by his admiring colleagues whose patients benefitted by his vast knowledge and good sense. At his retirement, he was chief of pathology at Stephens Memorial Hospital and Bridgton Hospital, having served these medical communities in many capacities, including as chief of staff.

His curiosity and adventurous nature carried him to Burma, India, Ghana and to America. He enjoyed many hobbies including tennis, painting and computers. As a gardener, he once grew a 250-lb. pumpkin. His daytrading in Exxon stock, which he enjoyed greatly, fortunately turned out to be harmless. In his later years, he maintained his connections with people of all ages. To the following generations, he exemplified the possibility of a life combining accomplishment with kindness, generosity and love.

Dr. Sodhi was a loving and devoted husband to Bhavani Amma Sodhi; a gentle father to his daughters, Sheila (Rajan) Bhagwandass, and Neena (Malcolm) Sodhi Shupeck; and a patient and kind grandfather to Lekha, Amit, Nithin and Laura, all of whom will miss him a great deal.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ApexFuneral.net.

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