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Saroja Subrahmanya (Nariyandada) Makki

February 5, 1941 ~ July 5, 2021 (age 80)

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Saroja Subrahmanya (Nariyandada) Makki

A Kind and Generous Woman -

Saroja Subrahmanya (Nariyandada) Makki, age 80, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Bagalore, India, passed away at home and surrounded by her loving family on Monday, July 5, 2021.  Saroja was born on Wednesday, February 5, 1941, in Madikeri, India to the late Gopalakrishna Ramayya Nariyandada and Lakshmamma Nariyandada.  Saroja was the widow of Subrahmanya Thimmapaya Makki, whom she married on December 28, 1968, and who died on October 6, 2013.  In addition to her parents and husband, Saroja is preceded in death by two brothers.

Saroja’s survivors include her four children: Niranjana S. Makki of Mechanicsburg, Sharada Makki of Fulsom, CA, Shreelatha Makki of Sydney Australia, Sujatha Makki of Bangalore, India; her four grandchildren: Ram Makki, Aditya Rajavelu, Tejas Rajagopalan, Divya Rajagopalan; her three siblings: Vasudeva Nariyandada, Kamala Vasanth, Shaila Williston; and several nieces and nephews.

Saroja graduated from Delhi University in 1965 with a degree in political science.  She enjoyed knitting and gardening.  Saroja tended to many beautiful indoor and outdoor flowers and plants.  She also loved to solve crossword puzzles and worked on them every day.    Saroja loved her role as grandmother and cherished the time that she spent with her grandchildren.  Her family remembers her to be kind and generous.  She was always willing and open to helping people in a meaningful way.  She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

Saroja’s family will be remembering her life privately.  Cremation was private.

Saroja’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Saroja’s full obituary, view her photograph, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting


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