In Memoriam of Swarn Lata Gulati - 4/13/1943 – 11/1/2019
Swarn Lata Gulati, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 1:53 PM, at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. She was 76 years young. Born in Gujranwala, (then part of India) Swarn (lovingly known as Swarnaji) was the daughter of the late Dr. Jagdish C. and Sudesh Rani Verma and daughter in-law to Sant Ram Gulati & Ram Rakhi Gulati . Swarnaji was the second eldest child to six; three sisters (Prem Lata Bahal, Vipin Kohli, Manju Sachdeva and two brothers (Karan Verma & Lalit Verma). Swarnaji also had a large extended family with many brother & sister in-laws, including Prem Bahal, Narendra Kohli, Ramesh Sachdeva, Akta Verma, and Anju Verma.
Most of her adolescent life was spent in Dehradun, India. She spent her married life in Lucknow, India where she had her three sons, raised her family, and was a loving housewife & homemaker. She along with her family immigrated to the United States of America in 1981 where Swarnaji raised her family in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Swarnaji was the devoted & treasured wife of Krishan Lal Gulati, her husband of 55 yrs. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Gulati is survived by her three sons: Rajnish K. Gulati and his wife, Rajni, Alok K. Gulati and his wife Purva, and Neeraj K. Gulati. In addition, Swarn has five grandchildren; Malini Gulati, Mohini Gulati, Millin Gulati, Mesha Gulati, and Maaliya Gulati. She is also survived by her two younger brothers, Lalit Verma and Karan Verma as well as other members of her loving extended family.
Swarnaji hobbies included knitting, sewing, cooking, talking on the phone and being an avid Housewife and mother. She loved cooking for her family & friends and she never, ever let anyone go hungry. She was very social, often she loved gathering families together and hosting small social events in her home. Many praised her for her authentic and delicious Indian cooking. She was a true perfectionist. She ran a tight ship, kept her house spic & span, and raised her three sons to emulate her ways. She loved beautiful things, from jewelry to fashion, she had a keen eye for aesthetics. Soft hearted and often a pushover, she would melt and give in to the needs of three boys; often taking a backseat to their needs and wants. Always sacrificing in the name of motherhood, she was selfless woman. She always put family first. She was a strong pillar in the foundation of the Gulati family. One might say the she was the thread that kept all of her family together. Swarnaji was a very hard working woman both domestically and at her job. Swarnaji was compassionate, loving, family-oriented, and a very strong woman. Once her children were grown, she spent time playing card games her raising her grandchildren while watching her favorite Indian serials.
“Let us say farewell to a wonderful person and respected humanitarian. She has been a loving mother, a devoted wife, a respected grandmother, and a cherished friend to all. She will be dearly missed. She will always be remembered and will forever remain in our hearts.” May God bless her soul, and may she rest in peace. Let us wish her a delightful journey to eternity and patiently wait for the time that we would meet her again. Goodbye to you, our dear beloved, Swarn Lata Gulati. Until we see each other again.”
A funeral service for Swarn will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, where family and friends are called upon to attend.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Foundation (https://www.stjude.org/