Sunil Dutta

Obituary for Sunil Dutta

November 2, 1937 - January 2, 2020
Powell, Ohio | Age 82

Devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather


Dr. Sunil Dutta passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 2, 2020. Survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Kabita Dutta, daughters, Rupa Dutta and Bonnie Pugh (Tom) and grandsons, Andrew and Ethan Pugh. Preceded in death by eldest daughter, Suvra Dutta. Born and raised in Naihati, India, he completed his PhD in Sheffield, England. He then emigrated to the United States, where he worked for the U.S. Army Intelligence in Boston, Massachusetts and then moved to the Cleveland area in 1976, where he worked at NASA Glenn Research Center for 42 years as a Research Scientist. He was highly regarded in the Bengali community as a leader and founder of the Durga Puja celebration in Cleveland, Ohio. Sunil had a passion for traveling and serving his community. He was known for his dedication to his family and friends, loyalty and zest for life. Visitation and puja at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE ROAD, PARMA ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2020 AT 1:30 PM. Private family cremation following at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah, Kolkata, India 711202 or Missionaries of Charities Mother House, 45 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata, India 700016. Memorial celebration at a later date.

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