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“I was so sad to learn that Kumar passed away. We worked together at DEC and we played on the same basketball team. I'm sorry that I lost contact...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Crouse - Raleigh, NC

“I am saddened to hear about the passing of Kumar. I enjoyed many finehours on the tennis court with Kumar. He was always friendly and a...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: bo dean - amherst, NH - Friend

“Dear Liz and family,We are so so sorry to hear of Kumar's recent passing. We always speak of you fondly when we walk by your house on Minott Rd. And...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sadness and loss. We hope that fond memories as a family will help provide you some...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Garrett and Kirsten Painter - CA

“Liz and Family,We were so sorry and sad to hear of Kumar's passing. He was a wonderful, kind person and a good friend. I will miss spending time on...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“To Chinnaswamy and Family,We just want you to know that we are really sorry to hear about Kumar's loss. A person who departs from this earth never...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Sridar Ranganathan - MI

7 of 21 | Posted by: Al Gulachenski

“To Kumar's Family,I am very sorry to hear about Kumar. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you and I will cherish, forever, my fond memories...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: David Schantz - Raleigh, NC

“To Liz and Family, So sorry to hear about Kumar's passing my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Kevin De Vuyst - Webster, NY

“So saddened by Kumar's passing. One of the nicest, kindest souls I've ever had the pleasure to work beside. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Mitch Auster - East Windsor, NJ

“To Liz and Family,We have been devastated by the passing of Kumar.... We can only imagine how difficult it has been for his family. Our hearts are in...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Peg and Richard Ims - FL

Kumar with his favorite catch, Mangrove Snappers
12 of 21 | Posted by: Richard Ims

“Kumar, May your soul rest in peace with our Heavenly Father forever. We hope to be with you there, someday. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Richard Ims - Port Charlotte, FL

“I was so very saddened to hear of Kumar's passing. In every respect he was just a perfect gentleman to have as a neighbor. Whenever I saw Kumar in...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Paul Hathaway - Groton, MA

“Kumar, we will miss you on the tennis courts at Hampshire Hills. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Evans Manolis

“Liz, Sara and Jay -Michael and I are deeply saddened with the news of Kumar's passing. We shared lots of fun times on the court with Kumar and will...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Trish Auger

“Elizabeth, Sara, and Jay, I am so sorry about Kumar. He will be missed by all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Chip ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Chip Brown - Boylston, MA

“Liz: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Kumar. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Sharon Adams ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Adams - Groton, MA

“To Liz and family,I remember all of you from many years ago when we all get together for many birthdays, christenings, etc...I am so saddened to hear...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Our hearts go out to the family. We share in the sadness of your loss. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Wes and Teri Rigsby - Cape Haze, FL

“I write this with the heaviest of hearts. Jay and Sarah, you were Applewild buddies with Andrew Gill and Shannon as well. Liz, you and Kumar were...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Christina Gill - Boston, MA

Kumar Chinnaswamy died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the age of 53 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a three month battle with myocarditis and subsequent complications. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, their two children, Sara and Jay, his parents A. V. and Sarojini Chinnaswamy and his brother, Mano Chinnaswamy. Kumar graduated from Abbington Heights High School in Clark Summit, Pennsylvania, received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Kumar worked in the computer industry for many companies including Digital Equipment Company, StarTek and 3Com before becoming one of the founders of Broadband Access Systems which was later acquired by ADC. He had recently retired to Florida where he pursued his hobbies of fishing and golfing. He also enjoyed hiking, skiing, tennis, travel and, most importantly, spending time with family and friends.


 Visiting hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton, MA on Tuesday April 26, 2016 from 5-8 pm. A Memorial will be held at the Funeral Home on Wed, April 27, 2016 at 10 am.  Please honor Kumar’s spirit of generosity by sending donations in lieu of flowers to American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation   ;