Mrs. Adarsh Kumar, 67, also known as “Addy,” and “Arun” died peacefully at her home Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, surrounded by the love and light of her endearing family. She was born Dec. 22, 1951, in Rothak, India, and relocated to Virginia Beach five years ago after spending much of her life in the Northern Virginia area.
Adarsh was a woman of deep rooted faith, and she relied on the power of prayer daily to cultivate her relationship with God. Adarsh had a contagious laughter that would fill up a room, and with her infectious smile, it’s no surprise Adarsh quickly made new friends.
Adarsh’s strong work ethic won the respect of her colleagues and supervisors throughout her career in data entry and sales. Adarsh enjoyed nature and had quite the green thumb cultivating plants, fruits and vegetables in her beloved garden. Adarsh loved movies, Rachel Ray and was a fashionista who enjoyed an occasion to dress up! Adarsh’s love of music filled her life with singing, and her joy for entertaining filled her home with people and love.
One of Adarsh’s deepest joys was spending time with her family. Adarsh and her husband, Vijay, enjoyed 14 years of marriage.
Together, they were blessed with a daughter, Arti. When Adarsh lost her life partner with Vijay’s untimely death in 1991, Adarsh’s strength was evident as she forged ahead committed to raising her family and being active in her community. She continuously reached out to help family and friends, proving to be a woman of steady counsel, independence with a no-nonsense approach to advice — and said with her radiant smile.
Adarsh’s outlook on life was simple. “Enjoy your time,” she said. And, “Enjoy every moment.” Adarsh lived these mottos daily, even through her toughest days — still smiling and laughing. She consistently demonstrated a profound strength physically, emotionally and spiritually, which provided a courageous example to everyone. She easily connected with people, and her words of support, encouragement and wisdom provided support to so many family members and friends.
Adarsh was a caring grandmother to two grandchildren, Leena (5) and Zuri (3), who will forever cherish the lessons and memories of their beloved “Nanu.” She is also survived by her son-in-law, Vishal Jain; two brothers, Ashwani Kumar Chaudhry and Sunil Kuma; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vijay; mother, Krishna Saini; and father, Jagdish Rai Saini.
The entire family would like to express sincere thanks to everyone for their support during this difficult time. We would particularly like to thank her entire care team of nurses, holistic professionals and those who helped Adarsh transition on her terms. To all family members and friends, know that your constant prayers, care and concern have provided us deep comfort and strength. We will all miss Adarsh dearly, but knowing she is at peace, brings us some peace. Thank you!
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Adarsh Kumar may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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