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Arun and I at Virginia Beach in Feb 2011 “Arun and I had a special relationship for many years. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Katha - Grove City, OH

“This is a very sad news. Not only was he my classmate but also my room mate for over a year when we were graduate students at Northwestern. I send my...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Sudip Chakravarty - Los Angeles, CA

“I first met Arun, when he took my Watercolor class 2 years ago. After the class session, Arun kept in touch with me and he had decided to take...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Rebecca Edwards - friend

“Arun, we will miss you. I wish I had conveyed to you the true appreciation I feel for your friendship. Your kindness, warmth, hospitality, and...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Smith - friend

“I only knew Arun casually at the SALT group and their he was well liked by all with whom he came in contact. He was always smiling and certainly was...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Rudy Stegmann - Williamsburg, VA

“We just wanted to share our deepest condolences with the Saha family. We are thinking of all of you. Marcia, Ralph, Dave, Gina, and Lizzy. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: DiMattias - Williamsburg, VA

“I knew Arun through the meet-up group here in town. He was always so inviting, thoughtfully including many people to his parties, get-togethers, or...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jodi Consoli - Willilamsburg, VA

“Some people are described as knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing. That was not Arun. Arun knew the value of those things most...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Bill van Elburg - Friend

April 2011 “I can't count the number of parties, BBQ's, outings I've attended over the past few years where Arun was a guest as well. He was always fun to be...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Cathy Popowich - Williamsburg, VA

Arun, Dean and I at one of our Williamsburg Singles Group Meetups. “Regarding this picture... I can't remember where we were (a restaurant somewhere in W'burg), but whoever was taking it kept telling us to get closer...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Hanks - Claremont, VA

“Arun was one of the first people I met when I came to JLab as a post-doc in 1998. He spent a lot of time showing me his beautiful (e,e'p) data, and...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Sabine Jeschonnek

“Arun was brilliant, kind, and fun to be around. He will be greatly missed. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Diana Aguilera - Friend


Arun Saha passed away at the age of 62 in the early morning of Monday, May 9, 2011, surrounded by his five children, his four siblings and his father.

His mother, Usharani Saha, precedes him in death.

Arun received his bachelor’s degree from Fergusson College in Pune, India and his master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. Arun continued his studies in the United States earning his Ph.D. in physics from Northwestern University. He was employed at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia for over twenty years. Arun was also an active member in the Indian Community of Hampton Roads and served as treasurer and subsequently the president of the Asian Indians of Hampton Roads (AIHR).

His father, Kshudiram Saha, and his siblings, Amit, Jaishri, Manju, and Suru, survive him. He is also survived by his five children, Joey, Neena, Jessie, Michael, and Daniel. They all agree that he was the world’s #1 dad. Arrangements by Nelsen Funeral Home-Williamsburg. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.