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Dr. Subodh Sumanlal Shroff

12/07/1949 - 05/23/2021
Service Date: 05/28/2021
Service Time: 2:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Visitation Date: 05/28/2021
Visitation Time: 1:00 PM

Dr. Subodh S. Shroff was a caring husband, father, physician and friend. He left this world peacefully and surrounded by family on May 23, 2021 at age 71.

Subodh was born in Baroda, India on December 7, 1949 to parents Pramila and Sumanlal, and was a beloved brother to his siblings, Parimal, Sadhana, Avani, and Snehal. Coming from humble beginnings, he studied tirelessly to become a physician and improve his station in life. After earning his MD at MS University in Baroda, he immigrated to the United States in 1975 for his Internal Medicine residency in Chicago. Dr. Shroff then opened a private practice in River Forest, Illinois where he specialized in primary care and geriatrics for many years. He was regarded for his vast medical knowledge and the extensive time he spent to provide thorough and individualized care. Well loved by his patients, he was always receiving gifts from them and was often invited to their family events. Dr. Shroff moved to Gilbert, Arizona in 2008, where he continued his medical career and later retired.

Nothing was more important to Subodh than his role as a family man. He was a very proud father to his three daughters, Jennifer, Monica, and Erica.  Despite his rigorous work schedule, he always made time to attend their field trips, help with their homework, read them fairy tales, and take them on family vacations.  He was very affectionate and did not miss an opportunity to tell them how much he loved and was proud of them. Seeing the impact their father had on his patients throughout their childhood, his daughters were all moved to seek careers in healthcare. In recent years, Subodh became a loving grandfather to his three grandsons, Liam, Aiden, and Colin. He will forever be their role model for hard work, a positive attitude, and the importance of family.

Subodh was a devoted husband to his wife, Vibhuti.  He showered her with love, writing her songs and bringing her chocolates and stargazer lilies (his favorite flower) on every occasion. They enjoyed traveling, socializing with friends, singing karaoke, and attending concerts and comedy shows. He loved eating her delicious food and helping clean up the kitchen after meals. After his retirement, they spent many happy hours together, playing cards and Rummikub, going for walks, and exploring Arizona with daytrips to scenic mountain towns.

Everyone Subodh met instantly became family to him. Adored by friends in India, Chicago, Phoenix, and beyond, he will always be remembered for his magnetic smile, his lyrical talents, and his desire to help others. Throughout his career and even after retirement, he always went out of his way to help others with medical advice and care. He had a true passion for poetry and music, especially Indian classical music. He was well known for the thoughtful poems he wrote and sang to family and friends on all of life’s occasions.

Subodh faced the challenges of life with courage, faith, optimism. He was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, May 28 at Bunker Family Funeral in Mesa, AZ. Viewing, pooja, and memorial will be from 1-3pm with cremation to follow.

Condolences

  • Hemang & Kinjal Shroff

    We’ll always miss your smiling face, love and care dear Subodhkaka. You had been a great doctor and a wonderful human being. May your sacred soul rest in eternal peace.

  • Urvi & Family 👪

    We will always miss you Kaka…though u were not present but always there in our heart.we will miss your helping and loving nature.we will never forget your smiling face always filled with care and love.🙏

  • Pankaj and Mona Kapadia and family

    It’s a very sad to hear about subodh bhai passed away. We will miss him forever, It’s a big loss to all family members, friends and relatives
    God may give enough strength to bear this loss.

  • Niren-Datta-Hardik Majmudar

    It is quite unforgettable that Subodhbhai is not between us. We will always remember Subodhbhai for his kind and loving nature. May God rest his soul in peace and give strength to family members in this tough time.

  • Vaibhavi (aka Vaibhu)

    The most simple man lived an extraordinary life. He was extremely inspiring and is all time idol for life. His smile, his knowledge, his chats, his poems and the way he speaks BETA, all this is running through my head. He can’t be missed because he can never be forgotten. I always wanted to become like him – Working hard, loving unconditionally and Caring Selflessly. He will always remain alive in my heart.

  • AMIT VYAS & BINDU

    Masa, You will be missed forever and always. The beautiful moments you shared with us will always speak of a great person that you were.
    Rest in peace up in heaven! 🙏🌺🙏

  • Narendra shah

    Bhagavan tena atmane shsnti apeom shanti om shanti

  • Dattatreya, Payal, Shiv & Ohm Joshi

    Love you loads Subodhkaka! I Never missed my dad much because you were always there with all your warmth. Ohm and Shiv had their loving Subudada available all the time… you will forever be in our hearts… Your sweet memories and blessings are always with us and our heartily prayers with you… May God bless your soul Vaikunthdhaam…

    Our heartfelt condolences to Kaki, Jenny, Mona & Erica… May God give you peace and patience to bear the loss. Hugs to you all…

  • Yashh Pandya ( Bittoo)

    Subodh Masa was an angel in person. His virtues were high as sky but his nature was down to earth. His persona reflected his Humbleness and Kindness towards each of us. It’s tough to become like him but it’s always inspiring to be like him. May his soul rest in peace. 🙏🙏

  • Nayana & Anil Parikh

    Subodhbhai was very kind, caring, wonderful soul. He had helped many people. He will be greatly missed by many. May God rest the departed soul in peace.

  • Krishna, Karan, Gayatri and Jaykrushna Pandya

    Dear fua and Jijaji,
    You are no more in your physical body, but you will always remain alive in our hearts – A pure-hearted and down-to -earth person who was loving and caring in his each and every role. We will always cherish the moments spent with you during your visits to India. How we enjoyed listening to your various experiences as a doctor till late night. We pray to the almighty that you live forever in the eternal bliss being freed of the cycle of rebirth and death.
    Om Shanti

  • Dear Fua,

    We all will miss you. You were the most humble and down to earth person.You will always stay with us in our hearts always, in memories of time we have spend with you in India. May God gives your soul peace and attain moksh .

  • Ben and Rebecca Harris

    We are so sorry for your loss. Dr. Shroff’s legacy certainly lives on in the patients he cared for, his loving wife, beautiful daughters and precious grandchildren.

    Sending peace and love to all he touched in his life.

  • Dear Mama,
    We can no longer see you with our eyes but we will feel you in our hearts forever…Such a great soul… Humble, Gentle, Kind, Down to earth…Your memories will always stay with us….Our thoughts and prayers are with you…May your pure soul rest in eternal peace.🙏🙏🙏

  • Shailesh, Pragnya, Mansi and Krishna

    You were very loved and cherished by our family. You provided so much light, laughter, goodness and just had the ability to instantly light up a room with your smile. We have lost one of the purest souls and you will be dearly missed. May your soul rests in eternal peace Subodh uncle. 🤍💙

  • I met Subodh uncle when he helped Erica and I move in to our apartment. Although I only met him briefly, his love for his daughter Erica was evident in every way. He set up every little thing for the comfort of his daughter and I, her roommate. It showed how much he cared for everyone, and wanted to make sure that we were not troubled in any way. He drove a very long distance to help his daughter move in and ensure that every need of hers was met. He was simply the most caring and loving father to say the least. May god give your soul peace. You are missed and will always be missed by everyone whose heart you touched in such meaningful ways.

  • Smita and Shailesh Shah

    Very sorry to hear about passìng away of Subodh bhai. You will be missed for ever. May your soul attains the ultimate liberation and eternal peace.

  • Bharti Naitik and hetav

    Dear masa we miss you a lot,we loved your smiling face and caring nature,you are always alive in our heart.we will always cherish a moments spent with you.may god gives your soul rest in peace om shanti 🙏🙏

  • Adam Dvorak and Sarah Koohmaraie

    What a beautiful soul. Deepest condolences to your family

  • Dilip and Krishna Patel

    Our condolences to Shroff family for the loss. May God give them strength to Recover the loss.

  • Vishnu Gandhi

    We know Subodh since many years. Subodh gave me lots of medical advice over phone. Subodh family provided us lots of support. We also travelled lot together. He was great poet too. We will miss Subodh.

  • Julie Rowe and Robert Harpold

    We are saddened by your loss of this beloved man. Though we never met him, we know his daughters well and they are extraordinary people raised by this wonderful man. Part of the legacy are these wonderful ladies and from what we read about him, so much more than words can describe. We hope the memories you have of him will provide your hearts with love and peace during this difficult time.

  • Nimish,Moni,Dhruval, Krupa

    Dear masa we’ll miss you a lot. Your always smiling face and energetic nature which always encourage us in life. Our heartly condolences to the family. Specially we’ll miss the poems you wrote and the beautiful time spent with you. May god gives your soul rest in peace,Om Shanti 🙏🏻🙏🏻.

  • Vanessa Dremonas

    Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. Dr. Shroff was an extraordinary man who lived a full life and left behind a beautiful legacy. As we say in Greek, αιώνια η μνήμη. May his memory be eternal.

  • I love you so much dad and I already miss you. You will forever be in our heart and thoughts. I’m so lucky to have had a role model and father like you. You’re the kindest soul I’ve ever met. Our family will never be the same without you❤️

  • Snehal and Amita Shroff

    It’s a big loss to our family. We all will miss him so much. We have captured so many memories with him. For those of faith, death is not a permanent loss but a temporary separation with the one we love. May all the sorrows of today fade away and God’s peace and comfort fill our heart.

    May time soothe our soul and bring us peace within, as he would want us to be happy as life begins again. With Heartfelt Love and Sympathy. 🙏🙏🙏

  • Sonal and Kiran Gandhi

    We are very sad to hear the news of passing away of Subothbhai. He was very humble, kind and loving person.May god give his soul peace and his family a strength to bear this loss.

  • Therese Moussa

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Dr. Shroff. He was a wonderful man with a kind heart, a great sense of humor and an amazing work ethic. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  • John and Kelsey Burgess

    We are sorry for your loss. Getting to know Dr. Schroff’s wonderful and kind daughters is a testament to what a great man and father he was. He will be truly missed.

  • Although I was unable to spend as much time with Subodh Uncle as I wished, in the few moments we spoke I could hear the love, empathy, and compassion in his voice. Even only after the 2nd time we spoke, as I was hanging up he said “ok beta, love you”. Getting to spend these last few months around his family and hear the stories they shared, I am amazed at how selfless he was in always putting others before himself.

    Thru his passion of taking care of others, he has influenced 3 amazing daughters to follow in his footsteps.

    I am eternally grateful to Uncle for raising such a beautiful daughter whom I have gotten to know for the past 2 years and who always says how she was raised by the best dad in the world. The world feels a little more cloudy without him in it, but his impact and legacy shines bright by those who have had the pleasure of knowing him.

    With Love,
    – Sean

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