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GROVER, Harbans S.

GROVER - Harbans S. Harbans Singh Grover was born in New Delhi, India. Married to Jagdish for over 50 years with two children, Komal and Tejpal, the family moved to Ottawa, Canada in 1967 and to Buffalo, NY in 1969, where he continued as an architect designing schools, hospitals, and businesses. In 1977, Harbans became the University Architect and Director for Architectural Services at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where for 20 years he oversaw the design and construction of a new campus in Amherst, as well as the refurbishing of the Main Street campus. All his life, he was active in establishing and growing the Sikh community of Buffalo. He was the first president of the Sikh Cultural and Educational Society of Western New York and was very active in establishing local gurdwaras and Sikh youth programs. In his retirement, Harbans enjoyed traveling, painting, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was thankful for his many friends and neighbors in Williamsville. He and Jagdish moved to Whittier, CA in 2010 to be near his daughter's family. Harbans was very proud of his two children. Dr. Komal Grover-Sudick earned her BS, MS and a PhD in Psychology. Pany and her husband, Dr. John Sudick, live in Whittier, California. They have three children: Kirpa 19, Arjan 17, and Harbans 15. Dr. Tejpal Grover earned an M.B.A. and M.D. He and his wife, Dr. Tina Grover, practice medicine and live in Houston, Texas and have three children, Matthew 16, Stephen 14, and Alyssa 9. His loving wife, Jagdish, survives him. We will greatly miss his love and devotion to his family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10 AM to noon followed Langer (community lunch) at the Sikh Cultural Center and Gurdwara, at 6569 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221. For additional info contact Dr. Amarjit Singh (716) 688-1174.

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