Joginder Sandhu

Joginder Sandhu

Thursday, August 1st, 1929 Sunday, June 30th, 2019

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Obituary for Joginder Singh Sandhu

Gaffney -- Dr. Joginder Singh Sandhu, 89, formerly of College Park, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Magnolias of Gaffney.

Born in India, he was the widower of Usha Sandhu and the son of the late Fauja Singh Sandhu and Bachan Kaur Sandhu. Dr. Sandhu was a resident of Gaffney for over 53 years, having moved from Nashville, Tennessee, where he received his Doctorate in English from Vanderbilt University and was an associate editor at The Upper Room.

Dr. Sandhu was a distinguished member of the Limestone College faculty for more than 43 years. He held multiple positions over his tenure, including Professor of English, Chairman of the English Department, and Interim Academic Dean. He continued to teach as Professor Emeritus until 2009. He was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Dr. Sandhu are his two daughters, Nisha Sandhu and husband, Ken Watters, of Covington, LA, and Amrita Sandhu-Schiedermayer, and husband, Ryan Schiedermayer, of Redondo Beach, CA; a brother, Tirath Sandhu, of Speonk, NY; and a sister, Agya Singh, of New Delhi, India.

In addition to his wife and parents, Dr. Sandhu was preceded in death by two brothers, Chanan Sandhu and Narinder Sandhu.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. Sandhu will be held on Sunday, July 7th, 2019, at 3:00 PM in the Gordon Mortuary of Gaffney Chapel and will be officiated by his daughters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Assocation,

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    Sunday, July 7th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Gordon Mortuary of Gaffney Chapel
    211 E. Frederick St.
    Gaffney, SC
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    Sunday, July 7th, 2019

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Dawne Allison Howard

Dr. Sandhu was my professor of English at Limestone College. I enjoyed his stories and the way he treated his students. He was a fine gentleman.
Comment | Posted at 12:52am via Condolence

Paul and Carolyn Maramaldi

Dear Ami and Nisha,

Please accept our sincere and heartfelt sympathy at the passing of your distinguished father. Those who have experienced the death of a beloved parent know how difficult a time this is for you and your family. We remember fondly meeting Dr. Sandhu as we were waiting in the Mead residence hallway at Mount Holyoke as Ami and our daughter Julie were preparing for their freshman year. We were impressed by his warmth and concern for this important transition for both of our daughters. We had the pleasure of his company at several other occasions and were very much saddened by his personal and family health issues over the last years. Ami—please know you will always be a part of our extended family.


Paul and Carolyn Maramaldi
Comment | Posted at 09:55pm via Condolence

Barbara Hellebrand

Dr. Sandhu was one of my professors at Limestone college in 1976. Such a sweet and smart man he was.
Barbara Brent Hellebrand
Greenville, SC
Comment | Posted at 12:22am via Condolence

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Marvin Schiedermayer

Ami & Nisha,
Again, you have our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Father, Joginder.
I would have liked to have known him better and to have had the opportunity for more conversations. I have no doubt they would have been interesting and productive.
Take care and know that you are in our thoughts.
Marvin & Kathryn Schiedermayer
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