Dwarkanath “Gopi” M. Avani passed away peacefully at the age of 60 on September 20, 2021 with his immediate family by his side. Gopi was a beloved husband, father, brother and friend who will be remembered by many for his strong-willfulness and resolute desire to live life to its fullest. Gopi enjoyed watching movies, listening to Kishore Kumar and Rafi songs, and trying new types of foods and cuisines.
Gopi came to America in 1987 at the young age of 26 – alone with a single suitcase and an ambition to build a new life. Gopi graduated The City College of New York with a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. He had many professional and personal accomplishments throughout his life, with the most important being his family. Dwarkanath Avani is survived by his wife Malathi, his sons Niketan and Neilank, daughter-in-law Henal, mother Lakshmidevamma, and siblings.
Funeral Services for Dwarkanath M. Avani will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 1 pm – 3 pm EST at Holy Cross Cemetery 840 Cranbury South River Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08831.